Terre Haute, Ind. (WTHI) - In a 2008 case, a Louisville football coach was charged withreckless homicide when one of his players died from heatstroke.
With pre-season and hot temperatures in the Wabash Valley, itbegs the question, are coaches or parents responsible for thehealth of young athletes?
Football coach Mark Raetz at Terre Haute South Vigo HighSchool said he is ultimately in charge of the conditions thatplayers practice in.
He also consults medical trainers to make decisions.
In heat related accidents, some folks argue that coachesshould be liable.
"I remind the coaches before practice to really look at theirkids. If they see anyone looking funny, looking like the heat'sgetting to them, to pull them out and have them go see thetrainer," Raetz said.
Ultimately, the Louisville coach was found not guilty ofreckless homicide of his player.
For more information on safety conditions for athletes, visithttp://www.nata.org/
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