Basketball coach arrested after attacking opposing coach and player during game in Coral Springs – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A basketball coach has been arrested after attacking another coach and a player.

Cellphone video captured footage of Peterlantz Dantes attacking the coach and a player after losing a basketball game last week.

It happened during the Back-to-School Jam Fest, inside the Coral Springs Gymnasium.

The event organizer said Dantès lost the league match.

“There’s no excuse for what he did, chasing a kid,” said basketball tournament organizer Marcus McGee.

The 40-year-old coach was arrested and charged with two grievous bodily harm.

His demeanor was much better when he appeared before a judge the next day, as he and the judge exchanged cordial “good morning” greetings.

When approached by 7News, Dantès had nothing to say as he walked away, wearing a shirt that said “coach” on the back.

His coaching days are probably over, for now.

He is not allowed to return to the gymnasium and the organizer said he was not welcome.

“He’s been banned from all of our events,” McGee said. “You don’t see adults, a coach attacking a child.

The player suffered an eye injury, police say, and the other coach tore his hamstrings.

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