NC high school coach accused of making players spit on him

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Justin Hill 1995 yearbook photo. (WAVY)

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. — A high school baseball coach in North Carolina is accused of forcing his players to spit on him.

A concerned parent emailed WAVY about long-time Currituck County High School baseball coach Justin Hill making players spit on him to prove a point.

Sources told WAVY that Hill expressed his disappointment with several players on April 3 after they missed practice.

On April 6, players said Hill told them they had to spit in his face. That’s when the complaints to the administration began.

Then, on April 17, Hill was suspended.

When WAVY reached out to Hill, the administration and the school board, three school board members responded.

“It is a personnel matter, and we’re looking into it,” Currituck County School Board Member, Darnell Gaddis, told WAVY.

School board member Karen Etheridge told WAVY, “I did hear he had been suspended, but I have no further comment.”

The parent who emailed WAVY said none of the parents would talk because they fear retribution.

Coach Hill did not respond to repeated phone calls for comment on the incident.

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