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Coach Accused of Head-Butt Returns to Classroom, Not Sidelines

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    A local high school basketball coach caught on camera appearing to head-butt a referee is returning to the classroom, but not to the sidelines.

    Jerry Devine will resume his duties as a teacher at Neshaminy High School, but he remains indefinitely suspended as the school’s head varsity basketball coach, the school district said Tuesday.

    On January 5, Devine was caught on camera appearing to head-butt a referee towards the end of a game at the school.

    The referee was knocked to the ground and Devine was thrown out of the game.

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    Neshaminy High School basketball coach Jerry Devine has resumed teaching duties at the school. Devine was on leave after bumping a referee during a game. Devine is still suspended from coaching. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016)

    Following the incident, Devine was placed on administrative leave from his teaching position and his duties as basketball coach.

    On Tuesday, the Neshaminy School District released a statement saying Devine would resume his teaching duties effective immediately.

    However, Devine remains indefinitely suspended as head coach.