Sohn: Ooltewah High School basketball coaches should resign immediately

Ooltewah High School is located at 6123 Mountain View Road.

In the spirit of the New Year, we offer some resolutions.

For Ooltewah High School basketball coaches: Resign. Immediately. For Superintendent Rick Smith: If these coaches don't resign, fire them.

All of the young students who went along on the ball team's tournament trip to Gatlinburg in December deserve more than coaches and chaperones who leave them alone long enough for boredom to morph to bullying, bullying to transition to hazing, and hazing to become the sadistic violence and rape of a team member.

Rape with a wooden pool cue is not something that just happens. It is not a spur-of-the-moment occurrence. And there is no way to miss the signs of something like this - especially when one of several bullied players told a coach about concerns earlier. Further, there's no excuse for any coach to put this team on a game court the next day after the Dec.