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Prep basketball coach accused of biting player in face during timeout

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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.

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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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