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Doss Coach And Former Cardinal Tony Williams Assaulted By Player And Father After Game

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A bizarre story from over the weekend, where former Cardinal Tony Williams, who is now the head coach of the Doss boys' basketball team, was assaulted by a player and the player's father following a game at Trinity.

Demetrius Franklin, 48, and Daelyn Franklin, 18, were arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say that on Saturday, the pair approached the victim, who is a basketball coach at Doss High School, in a hallway at Trinity High School, located on Shelbyville Road in Saint Matthews. Police say the men hit the coach multiple times with closed fists.

Investigators say the victim was hit in the head. Official records also state that the victim was "knocked sideways and out the of door of the building." The report also states the victim suffered injuries to the side of his head, left side of his face, neck and lower back.

Witnesses to the incident detained both men until police arrived.

Police records state that Daelyn Franklin is a student at Doss and a member of the basketball team. Officials say the incident began because both Demetrius Franklin and his son were upset about incidents that happened during the game.

That's probably the worst possible move that young man could have made for his future, and his father deserves the lion's share of the blame for apparently kickstarting the entire situation.

In his first season at Doss, Williams has led the Dragons to a 17-4 record and a top 10 ranking in the state. He has been described as a front-runner for multiple Coach of the Year awards ... but apparently all that isn't enough to keep him safe from an assault at the hands of a team parent and one of his own players. I'm sure the young man and his father have their own story, but this is a sad situation any way you slice it.

Williams played at Louisville from 1996-2000 and is one of the 66 members of the program's 1,000-point club. He played 10 years of professional basketball overseas following his time at U of L.