Youth football coach accused of pushing 11-year-old

September 24, 2021 GMT

COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. (AP) — An assistant coach for a youth football team in Kansas is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly pushing a player to the ground.

Adam Dirks is charged with battery for an incident that happened Sept. 9 in Council Grove. Police say an 11-year-old boy told police that Dirks pushed him to the ground during a practice. Dirks also is charged with interference with law enforcement.

Dirks does not have a listed phone number and it wasn’t immediately clear on Friday if he had an attorney.

Dirks is a member of the Morris County Board of Education.