TX High School Coach Pawned Kids’ Equipment

Steve Halpin, who coached Mesquite (TX) High School’s football team to the 2001 Class 5A title, resigned as the president of the Texas High School Coaches Association Thursday and will resign as head coach today after pawning school equipment to pay for his gambling problem.

Pawn shop

The computers and cameras would disappear for a few days and then return as Halpin pawned and then repurchased them to fund his addiction. The school had planned to let Halpin retire for health reasons and let another district hire him, but the DALLAS MORNING NEWS ruined those plans.

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