Neshaminy Basketball Coach Who Bumped Ref Dismissed by School Board

Jerry Devine remains as a special education teacher at the school, but will not be returning to the court.

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Former Neshaminy High School varsity basketball coach Jerry Devine has been dismissed from coaching the team after a decision made by the school board on Tuesday night, assistant to the superintendent Don Harm confirmed.

The administration recommended that Devine’s status as basketball coach be voted on, Harm said. The school board handles “personnel items” at each meeting. Devine’s dismissal was only one of many personnel items covered at the meeting, according to Harm.

Devine was ejected during the final minute of his team’s game on January 5th after appearing to bump or head-butt a referee, knocking the official down. He was subsequently charged with harassment as a result of the physical confrontation. Before Devine’s dismissal, the school district previously announced that assistant coach John Mason would take over as head coach for the remainder of the season.

Despite his removal as basketball coach, Devine returned to his job as a special educator teaching algebra and history on January 12th, and he continues to hold that position, 6ABC reports.

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