Kentucky H.S. coach charged with reckless homicide

Coach Jason Stinson
Coach Jason Stinson

LOUISVILLE, KY -- A Jefferson County, Kentucky grand jury has returned an indictment against the head coach of the Pleasure Ridge Park High School football team over the August death of one of his players.

The indictment on a single count of reckless homicide was returned Thursday afternoon against Jason Stinson in the death of Max Gilpin.

On August 20, 2008, Gilpin, a 15-year-old sophomore, collapsed during football practice.

He died three days later at Kosair Children's Hospital.

Louisville Metro Police have conducted an investigation into Gilpin's death.

The results of their probe were turned over to the Commonwealth Attorney's office.

Another investigation by the Jefferson County Public Schools is still ongoing.

Gilpin's parents have filed a civil suit against the PRP coaches over their son's death.

A spokesperson for Jefferson County Public Schools says that because of the indictment, Stinson was informed Thursday afternoon that he has been reassigned to the JCPS Central Office pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings against him.