Ryan Walters silent after players claim coach forced them to exercise naked…
12:49 PM EST on February 21, 2023
Considering he loves to grandstand on the right-wing manufactured issue of “porn” being made available in Oklahoma public school libraries (even when it’s not), you’d think Oklahoma State School Superintendent Ryan Walters would be equally against football coaches allegedly creating their own real-life porn in the locker room.
For some reason, though, Ryan doesn’t seem to care all that much about what’s been going on at Ringling High School in southern Oklahoma.
Last week, parents and students appeared before the school board and begged them to not renew the contract of the school’s head football coach and principal Philip Koons.
The parents were apparently mad about typical “woke” things, like, you know, Koons bullying and abusing students, and allegedly forcing underage boys to strip nude and perform “Up and Downs” to his disciplinary delight.
Ringling students and parents are speaking out after they say the school’s football coach has been bullying kids for years...
Students told News 12 Ringling head football coach and principal Philip Koons is verbally abusive, threatened to prevent students from graduating because of football performance, and much more.
“Made us do naked up-downs in our field house after a football practice and there’s a lot of times he’s done stuff like that,” former Ringling student athlete Kaiden Lyle said.
“It’s basically a burpee, and we did so many that day that some of the boys were talking about having turf burn on their genitals the next day,” Ringling student Hunter Stephens said.
For what it’s worth, Koons is well-known in the Oklahoma high school sports scene for being an abusive, perverted bully.
In 2013, he was dismissed from Tuttle high school after his harsh coaching/bullying tactics forced a kid to consider suicide.
Then, in 2016, he suddenly resigned from the head coaching job at Clinton High School after football players claimed he exposed himself in a deviant effort to show what a real man is.
According to the statements of several students, Koons stood before the assembled players and lowered his trousers and underwear. After exposing his genitalia, the boys said he gestured toward his groin and spoke.
“Boys, this is a d―. You gotta have one of these to play football,” boys in attendance claimed Koons said.
Actually, as the girls from Wewoka have shown us, you don’t need a dick to play football. That being said, you sure need one to be an overly-masculine sleazeball who gets off on showing your ball sack to underage boys.
With the concerns of Ringling parents coming to light, along with Koons’s long documented history of abuse, bullying, and obsession with the male penis, obviously, the Ringling school board voted to not renew Koons’s contract and make sure he has to stay 1,000 feet away from the school like any other man who – while in a position of authority – exposed his genitals to students, or forced students to strip nude and perform muscle-building push-up exercises as punishment.
Hehe. Just kidding.
The school board actually renewed his contract by a 5 - 0 vote, because you know, rural Oklahoma.
Not satisfied with the school board’s response to the situation, the parents went to the Jefferson County Sherriff with their complaints. Now the whole situation is being investigated OSBI.
Via The Oklahoman:
Jeremie Wilson, Jefferson County’s sheriff, said Friday that his department received information “about three weeks ago” and launched an investigation. After interviewing multiple students and parents, the department turned over the information to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Wilson said.
“(Parents) wanted to have their issues heard at the school board meeting in hopes the school board would handle it,” Wilson said. “When that did not happen, that is when we turned it over to OSBI.”
It will be interesting to see what OSBI determines.
If an English teacher forced his students to recite the first 18 lines of the Canterbury Tales prologue in the nude as punishment for not turning in homework – or a geometry teacher exposed his dick to students to show how a real man measures length and circumference – they’d probably end up in jail for 12 to 15 years. The ole’ football coach, however, will likely just get inducted into the Oklahoma High School Coaches Hall of Fame.
Wait. That’s already happened:
Anyway, let’s get back to the point of the headline.
Knowing all the details here, isn’t it kind of surprising that Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters is radio silent on this issue? You have to wonder, where’s all the moralist outrage?
Whenever Libs of Tik Tok informs Ryan there’s a book in the library with a dirty picture or two in it, Ryan Walters will run to his SUV, film a video, and – even if the book isn’t available at the library – blame woke teacher unions, call for a full investigation, and vow to block “PoRn In ScHoOlS!”
Yet when parents come forward with legit, real-life complaints that actually affect Oklahoma students – like, you know, a school district renewing the contract of a football coach/principal who has a long documented history of bullying and abuse, and engaging in perverse behavior that would get the average person jail time – Ryan totally ignores it.
He doesn’t run to his SUV and film a video calling for school districts to investigate the disciplinary tactics of high school coaches. He doesn’t issue a memo to superintendents and administrators asking them to develop rules and procedures to prevent abuse in Oklahoma high school athletics. He simply turns a blind eye and ignores it, like one of his wife’s latte runs to the Harbor Mountain Coffee House.
If only the students the coach forced to do nake burpees in the field house were using the “wrong” bathroom, maybe then Ryan would have cared.
Anyway, I guess we’ll keep our eyes and ears on this story and let you know if there are any other updates or developments.
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