Gateway coach to fight criminal charges
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Gateway boys basketball coach Mitch Adams on Saturday vowed to fight criminal charges he faces in connection with an alleged incident with a neighbor.
Trafford police charged Adams, 56, of Trafford on Aug. 11 with making terroristic threats and harassment during an alleged confrontation July 13 with a neighbor.
“There's nothing to it,” said Adams, who has led the Gators to the WPIAL championship game three times from 2010 to 2012 and won twice during his nine seasons as coach. “I'll be proven innocent once I have my day in court.”
Adams declined further comment. He faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 23.
Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti said the charges won't affect Adams' job status.
“But it's always a concern when things like this happen,” he said.
Despite accusations of using abusive language toward players, Adams was retained by the Gateway School Board this summer.
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