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Elmira coach will not return after profane pep talk

Dusty Burchfield was recorded on a cellphone video delivering an obscenity-laced tirade to football players.

Posted: Nov 4, 2019 1:57 PM
Updated: Nov 4, 2019 6:51 PM

ELMIRA, Ore. -- A profane pep talk recorded on a cellphone may have cost an assistant football coach at Elmira High School his job.

KEZI 9 News has learned that Dusty Burchfield, who is also the head wrestling coach, will not return to the school next year.

Burchfield was not a teacher at the school.

In the audio, Burchfield can be heard demeaning the players, swearing profusely, and saying the players had been "(expletive) raped."

Superintendent Gary Carpenter said administrators at the high school received a complaint early last week. He said the complaint was investigated, football parents were informed, and "action was taken."

"While this event will certainly cause us to look at ways we can better train our coaches, we consider the matter closed at this time," Carpenter wrote in an email.

This is a developing story.

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