Sho-Ban High School coach Juan Rodriguez has been suspended after hitting a player in the back of the head with a basketball.

The Eastern Idaho coach says he should return to the team because what happened was an accident. The incident happened during a practice at the beginning of the season.
On Jan. 16 the Shoshone-Bannock School District Board placed Rodriguez on administrative leave while an investigation takes place.

It's Rodriquez's first season as head coach, and he says he apologized and that the player understood he intended no harm.