Coach apologizes for hitting player with ball

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – A Noblesville basketball coach is apologizing after an incident during practice earlier this week.

Saturday morning, Noblesville High School Head Basketball Coach David McCollough released this statement:

An incident occurred at basketball practice earlier this week in which, out of frustration during a drill, I threw a basketball and the ball hit a player. My actions were unacceptable, and I greatly regret that I allowed this to happen. I am sorry and publicly apologize to my players, families, and fans. This is not the behavior that I want to model for my players, and it will not happen again.

Noblesville school officials say they have investigated the report.

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