Students, parents accuse Trenton High School coach of bullying

Posted: 10:11 PM, Dec 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-19 04:22:32Z

TRENTON, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Trenton High School volleyball coach is being accused of bullying and intimidating her own team members and other students.

Parents have taken to social media to sound off about the varsity coach.

Kaelyn Dybata is a promising volleyball player. She says she knows firsthand how it feels to be bullied, singled out and even kicked off a team. But she tells Action News it wasn't another player who behaved this way, but her varsity coach.

Dybata has since transferred to another school where she's thriving on a new team. However, her father Eric says the impact of the alleged mistreatment has brought some girls to tears for years.

Dybata's father says girls and even students who aren't on the team are often made fun of in health class, which is taught by the same coach. Complaints have been shared recently on Facebook. Action News reached out to the coach this evening for comment, but calls have not been returned.

The district says it is doing a thorough investigation into the claims, and will take action if necessary.