A high school golf coach drowned his sorrows over a tough one-stroke loss in the state title match by putting down a couple drinks. He also invited his team along, creating one big beer and wine cooler party at a hotel. Oops.
Kyle G. Ernst, 26, was charged by summons in Scott County District Court with two gross misdemeanors in connection with providing liquor to minors.
According to the complaint:
Sometime after 3 a.m. Thursday, a police officer knocked on the door of a Country Inn and Suites room that three female golfers were sharing. Ernst, appearing nervous and shaking, came out quickly and shut the door.
The assistant coach told the officer that many team members were upset about the close loss and admitted buying the booze for them, according to the charges. He also admitted being with the athletes for several hours and drinking beer with some of them, the charges continued.
Ernst faces a maximum of one year in prison and a $3,000 fine for his post-match soiree.
Probably not worth it.