Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) – Kahuku head football coach Reggie Torres and junior varsity head coach Ikaika Plunkett were both placed on indefinite suspension, confirmed a source familiar with the situation.
The suspension comes less than a week after several students were said to be in possession of an illegal substance. Plunkett reportedly punished the entire JV squad with running drills and then informed Torres of the news. However, both failed to report the incident directly to the school's administration and were eventually suspended Friday, a few days after the incident allegedly took place.
Coaches have refused to comment until an investigation at the school is finished.
Former Kahuku player and current Warrior Safety, Richard Torres is the son of Reggie and told Hawaii News Now Sunday night, "The punishment he got, I feel, is not deserving of what happened.
I know it's a misunderstanding of everything, but I feel like the coaches are trying to punish students for breaking the rules, and if the administration feels that's wrong, then I don't see how that's okay."
The news comes with less than two weeks remaining before the Red Raiders kickoff their season on August 12.
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