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Lack of playing time leads to youth basketball coach assault in Council Bluffs

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February 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs man reportedly upset about the amount of playing time his son received on a basketball team, allegedly assaulted a youth basketball coach Saturday afternoon. Police officials told the Daily NonPareil, 33-year old Donald D. Hastie Jr., was cited for simple assault following the incident which took place at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Thomas Jefferson High School. in Council Bluffs.

Officials say Hastie allegedly pushed 37-year old David Schmitt, of Council Bluffs, when a dispute arose over the lack of playing time Hastie’s son’s received. Authorities say Schmitt fell over some chairs and injured his hand and wrist.