Attorney: Mission Bay High School football coach "physically assaulted" players, students

Posted at 11:32 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 19:19:59-05

SAN DIEGO — A law firm released findings of a report alleging Mission Bay High School head football coach Willie Matson assaulted and threatened players and students during this academic school year. 

Attorney John Donboli of Donboli Law Group claim Matson repeatedly physically assaulted and threatened students including one incident when a football player was "forcibly knocked to the ground in the middle of practice" and "threatened to shove his fist down this player's throat."

The incident is reported to have been witnessed by an assistant football coach who "rated it as a 7 on a scale of 1-10." 

The report referenced two other students who were allegedly assaulted by Matson - one who was pushed to the ground and one who was "forcibly backhanded by Coach Matson to the player's face."  

Matson has coached the Buccaneers for 11 years. 

San Diego Unified School District has not yet responded to 10News' request for comment on the allegations. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy