Posted on October 18, 2011

High School Coach Badly Beaten by Opposing Players

George Mathis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 17, 2011

The beating of its high school football coach has prompted the superintendent of Warren County schools to seek the state’s assistance in obtaining a “complete investigation” of the Friday attack.

Warren County Superintendent Dr. Jean Carey said the school system has asked the Georgia attorney general’s office to request a GBI investigation into the after-game fight that seriously injured head football coach David Daniels. No arrests have been made.

Carey said Daniels was attacked after Friday night’s 21-2 victory in Hancock County.

Carey, who witnessed the incident, said Warren County players were locked out of the visiting locker room after the Sparta school’s homecoming game.

A group of more than 30 Hancock players attacked Warren players, said Carey.


Daniels tried to intervene and was “smashed in the face with a helmet,” said Carey.

Daniels was hospitalized with head injuries and has undergone major reconstructive surgery to his face, including crushed bones above and below his eye.