GREEN BAY (WLUK) – A school in Green Bay said that she had received an apology from the "parent" involved in a passionate exchange with high school basketball referees.
The Pulaski School District confirms that the parent involved is former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
Notre Dame Academy issued the following statement Thursday:
"Our Lady Academy is based on the values of faith, respect, responsibility, service and trust.The behavior shown by the parent during Tuesday night's match is unacceptable at sporting events and does not reflect the Whole of our institution.
Last night, a director of Notre Dame Academy received an apology from the parent involved. We appreciate his action and we look forward to progress in a respectful and esteemed way.
We thank all the officials participating in the sport competitions, especially during our conference and our state, for the time and commitment they have dedicated to our student athletes. "
Notre Dame Academy would not confirm if the parent is McCarthy.
On Tuesday, Pulaski High School beat Notre Dame Academy by one point in the regional high school basketball tournament. The defeat ended the season of Notre Dame. McCarthy's son-in-law is a member of the team.
One of the referees described the incident as "tirade vulgar".
An official complaint has been submitted to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, the state's governing body for sports in high schools. The complaint came from game referees.
Ben Krumholz from FOX 11 is following this story and will have more on FOX 11 News at Five and Nine.