Clinton High School football coach Randy McKamey issued a statement late Thursday saying he accepts his punishment of a one-game suspension following last week’s incident involving Anderson County coaching staff, but insists he doesn’t agree with it.
McKamey was one of four coaches suspended over an angry encounter at last Thursday’s game. It turned into a shoving match and members of the Clinton and Anderson County coaching staffs had to be separated.
McKamey said in a statement he is choosing to accept the one-game suspension and will serve it with respect, but he is also appealing the punishment to the school board.
“I am accepting the punishment and will continue to fight for fair and equal treatment within Anderson County while ensuring that positive sportsmanship remains a focus of our football program,” said McKamey.
Anderson County athletic director, assistant principal and assistant football coach Gary Terry was given a two-game suspension, while assistant coach Russ Gillum was suspended for one game. Another Anderson County coach, Teddy Phillips, has been suspended indefinitely.