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Douglas Co. Coach, 7 Players Charged in Alleged Hazing Incident
Last Edited: Thursday, 15 Jan 2009, 7:07 PM EST
Created: Thursday, 15 Jan 2009, 6:45 PM EST
A high school basketball coach and seven of his varsity players were arrested Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 for an alleged hazing incident at Chapel Hill High School in Douglas County. The players are charged with sexual battery and the coach is accused of trying to keep the hazing quiet. Coach Jim Gaylor (shown here) was charged with obstruction, while his players were charged with misdemeanor hazing and sexual battery.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX ATLANTA) – A high school basketball coach and seven of his varsity players were arrested for an alleged hazing incident at Chapel Hill High School in Douglas County.  The players are charged with sexual battery and the coach is accused of trying to keep the hazing quiet.

Coach Jim Gaylor was charged with obstruction, while his players were charged with misdemeanor hazing and sexual battery.  Three of the players were charged as adults.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily--http://realalaskadaily.com and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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