Two young athletes died and two coaches were indicted. One walked, another waits. – California News

Two young athletes died and two coaches were indicted. One walked, another waits. – California News

Jason Stinson has no insight into last summer’s drowning death of 13-year-old Southlake, Texas, swim team member Elise Cerami, or the actions of the assistant coach expected to ensure the safety of the teen and her teammates during their pre-dawn practice sessions.

Yet the former Kentucky high school football coach is one person who has lived through the ceaseless panic and fear after being charged in connection with the death of an athlete.

He is now joined by Tracey Boyd, a former assistant coach with a club swim team owned by the Carroll, Texas, school district. Boyd was indicted June 29 on charges of abandoning/endangering of a child by criminal negligence, a state jail felony.

“You’re terrified, literally terrified,” Stinson said in a phone interview Saturday morning from Louisville, Kentucky. “You realize this is not about money, it’s not about losing a coaching job, this is about going to prison; not jail, prison. Here I am, 36, being investigated for the death of one of my players, and I’m thinking I’m going to prison.”

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