Superintendent calls for ‘consequence’ after ref pushes Muskegon basketball coach

Muskegon County

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan High School Athletic Association says it is investigating after a referee pushed the Muskegon High School boys basketball coach.

“We have been in contact with the school,” MHSAA said in a Saturday night statement released to News 8. “We have a process we must follow and we have begun that investigation…”

In a statement posted to Facebook earlier in the evening, Muskegon Public Schools Superintendent Matthew Cortez said it was “highly inappropriate, unthinkable and inexcusable” that Keith Guy was pushed Friday at a varsity game. Cortez called for an investigation and said that the referee should face some consequence.

While Cortez initially said he had not yet heard from MHSAA or the O-K Conference, he updated his Facebook post about an hour later to said the organizations had been in contact with him and that both were “investigating according to their rules and policies.”

MHSAA said it would be in further contact with the school on Monday.

Guy is also the athletic director for Muskegon.

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