Emporia St. suspends coach David Moe for 1 game for outburst following ejection
EMPORIA, Kan. -- Emporia State suspended coach David Moe for one game Thursday for knocking over a water cooler after he was ejected at the end of regulation in the team's 93-89 overtime loss to Newman a day earlier.
Referees assessed two technical fouls against Moe on Wednesday with 54.6 seconds left in regulation and the Hornets trailing 70-67. Moe went on the court to argue face-to-face with officials and then knocked over Newman's water cooler on his way to the locker room.
Athletic Director Kent Weiser said Moe's behavior was unacceptable.
"Even though collegiate athletics is intense and can at times be highly emotional, it is important that coaches and players keep their emotions in check," he said. "I appreciate coach Moe's intensity, but in this case, our expected levels of sportsmanship were compromised."
Moe's suspension will cover the team's game Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where assistant coach Ben McCollum will assume head coaching duties.
In a written statement, Moe apologized, saying "with as much character we have as a team, the head coach can't go out and act like an idiot. I'm embarrassed but we'll learn from it and work to set a better example."
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