[VIDEO] Tx Little League Coach Banned For Being Too Aggressive
UPDATE: Kenneth Wendt who was sergeant with the Harris County Constable office, has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of an investigation into his actions at a youth baseball game in west Houston last weekend, as reported by KHOU. You can see the video below of what happened.
In a video that has now gone viral on social media. You see a Little League coach being a little too aggressive with the kids after his team, the Scorpions lost to the Prospects. As reported by KHOU, the coach's name is Kenneth Wendt, and was the head coach for the 9-and-under Scorpions baseball team in the Houston area until this incident.
After the loss, the video shows two teams lined up to high-five, but Wendt, who is seen in the video wearing khaki shorts, took it too far. He's seen bumping into the first kids in the line. You can hear the kids in the video saying how rough the coach was being with them. SEE THE VIDEO BELOW(video courtesy of the Prospects Facebook page). The former coach is also a sergeant with the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office and was removed as a Little League coach. Some also want action taken against him by the Sherrif's Department. The Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Office is aware of the incident and is investigating.
In a statement to KHOU, the Scorpions issued this statement, "His actions were unacceptable and do not align with our organization’s values. We removed him from coaching and from our club at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday."
Victor Torres, the head coach for the Prospects said it's a teachable moment for everyone. "Just like I tell my kids" 'We don't lose, we learn." He continues to say, "you don't do that to 9-year-olds. You don't put your hands on 9-year-olds. Especially not someone else's child." How do you think the coach should be punished? Let us know in the Facebook comments of this story.