CRESTVIEW — An athlete's parent has filed a formal grievance with the Okaloosa County School District accusing Crestview High School assistant football coach Blake Moore with violent behavior with three student-athletes.
Moore, 27, began coaching at Crestview in April 2011. According to the report, Moore slapped a player in the ribs on June 19 during summer workouts to correct the player's form during a drill. The complainant's son allegedly "jokingly" pushed Moore to persuade Moore to go easier on the son's friend. Moore allegedly grabbed the son, who pushed Moore again. Moore then reportedly took the player to the ground and choked the boy "until he turned purple."
Other players finally managed to get Moore to release the boy, but Moore grabbed another player and pushed his face to the concrete bleachers because the second victim had told Moore to release the first victim.
The Okaloosa School District are investigating the incident.