A former George Wythe High School football coach has been found guilty of a misdemeanor corporal punishment charge after allegations that he hazed a player.
H.S. Ingo was ordered to pay a $100 fine and an additional $86 in court costs. The case was heard Tuesday afternoon in Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations court. Ingo was found not guilty of a separate, more serious charge of hazing, according to the special prosecutor in the case. Grayson County Commonwealth's Attorney Douglas Vaught said Ingo is expected to appeal the corporal punishment conviction.
Ingo allegedly made a player walk around the football field area wearing chains across his chest while carrying 50-pound weights in each hand. He resigned as the Maroons’ coach in April.
Ingo led George Wythe to a state title in 2012. He’s also a former coach at William Campbell.
Here is the complete announcement from the Grayson County Commonwealth's Attorney:
H. S. Ingo appeared in the Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, and after a trial, was convicted of a "corporal punishment" violation under Code of Virginia, Section 22.1-279.1, a Class 4 misdemeanor, and ordered to pay a fine of $100.00. He was found not guilty on a separate charge of "hazing," a Class 1 misdemeanor. He is expected to appeal the conviction and his bond will remain the same on appeal.