Archbishop Curley football coach Tony Brockmeyer planned the attention-getting incident for which he and his staff were DTC fired yesterday.
"We had had a couple of lackadaisical practices and I wanted to get their attention," said Brockmeyer, an alumnus of Curley and in his second year as head coach. "Actually, I didn't kick the trash can, my assistants [Bill Novak and Terry Boone] did, but I went in and took the heat for it. I repaired the damage and kept the [temporary] locker rooms straight after that."
Brockmeyer said he wrote a letter of apology to Curley principal, Rev. Robert Twele. "I told him what I did was stupid, that all the frustrations came out in 10 seconds. A couple of the kids asked me why after the incident, but most of them understood we wanted them to play with more enthusiasm."