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Prep basketball coach accused of biting player in face during timeout

CARTHAGE, Miss. (AP) — Accused of biting a player in the face, a girls’ high school basketball coach with more than 1,200 career wins has resigned.

Doyle Wolverton, reports the Neshoba Democrat, coached at Leake Academy in Madden for 38 years.

By one count, Wolverton is the second-winningest coach in high school girls’ basketball history nationwide.

Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner says Wolverton is accused of biting the unnamed player during a timeout during a Nov. 12 game in Marion County.

The player was brought to a hospital emergency room in Carthage after the team returned, and hospital employees called the sheriff’s office because the injury was an assault. A police report obtained by WJTV-TV states a deputy took pictures of the bite mark.

Waggoner says the family is declining to press charges.

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