In the last week, we have had one dad who blinded a goalie with a laser in a girl’s hockey game and another dad who bit off part of the ear of an opposing coaches ear after his son lost a basketball game. Now comes Shelly S. Miller, 37, who is charged with felony battery after allegedly punching an assistant basketball coach at St. Stanislaus School to the point of his losing consciousness.
The attack occurred after Miller’s daughter was one of two player punished and made to run laps by the coach. Miller arrived and reportedly proceeded to punch assistant coach Jeffrey Yackus — even climbing on top of him on the ground and continuing to pummel the coach.
What is most remarkable about this latest attack is the severity. This is not likely to go well for Miller. Anyone who would not only lose his temper at a school practice but beat a man into unconsciousness has obvious anger issues and would appear a danger to society. The added element of interjecting violence into a school is likely to guarantee jail time in sentencing if convicted.