NewsPhoenix Metro NewsAhwatukee News


Suspended Desert Vista basketball coach has been re-instated

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jan 08, 2020

AHWATUKEE, AZ — A suspended Desert Vista basketball coach has been re-instated.

Coach Gino Crump hasn't coached since he pushed a player at a December 13 game versus St. Mary's.

That player's parents filed a restraining order against Crump, but a Phoenix judge later dismissed it.

Team parents created a petition to support Crump, but school officials had recommended that he be fired.

Crump's lawyer Buddy Rake said Wednesday that school and district leaders met with Rake and announced they'd be reinstating Crump.