Michael Lewis of the DAYTONA NEWS-JOURNAL reports Monday that prominent Mainland (FL) high school football coach John Maronto was recently caught by Daytona Beach police on video soliciting a local police officer for sex.
(No Hail Mary? Maronto must be a defensive specialist)
Th 68-year-old Maronto is a former head coach of Ohio high school football powerhouse Massillon who has gone 139-38 at Mainland since 1996 - including a Class 5A state championship in 2003. Orlando TV news outlet CF13 called Maronto a high school football coaching “icon” in its report about the coach’s arrest.
(Despite being caught on video, coach claims, “the truth will come out”)
Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has the sordid details of the prostitution sting that ensared Maronto. A sting that was “in response to business owners and citizens complaining about street-level prostitution.” Read more…