St. Anthony’s Coach Fired Following Contacting Rochester Woman ‘Animal’

MELVILLE, NY — Tom Ciancuielli was the assistant mentor for junior varsity boys football at St. Anthony’s Superior College in Melville until eventually this week.

a sign on the side of a road: St. Anthony's High School said junior varsity football coach Tom Ciancuielli used "offensive and inappropriate language."

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St. Anthony’s Large Faculty said junior varsity football coach Tom Ciancuielli applied “offensive and inappropriate language.”

Ciancuielli was fired soon after he wrote a Facebook write-up contacting a 9-12 months-previous Rochester woman a “complete animal” just after she was pepper-sprayed by police Friday.


Ciancuielli wrote the post in reference to a online video exhibiting two law enforcement officers pepper-spray the female, who was hospitalized. The two officers had been suspended.

“She is a complete animal and not subsequent very simple orders, fully justifiable,” Ciancuielli wrote.

Lots of in the St. Anthony’s community reportedly observed his remark and shared it. On Monday, St. Anthony’s Higher College posted a assertion calling Ciancuielli’s text “offensive and inappropriate.”

“St. Anthony’s Substantial School thinks in the democratic ideals of liberty, equality and the principle of regulation in a pluralistic and multicultural culture,” the assertion stated.

Patch achieved out to Ciancuielli for remark but has not heard back as of Wednesday.

Ciancuielli beforehand coached for Very long Island Elite Football.

“He is no lengthier part of the group but we felt compelled to make a statement in any case,” Benjamin Carey and Gerald Filardi, the football organization’s founders, said in a statement. “We will never ever tolerate everything like this amongst our coaches, gamers, dad and mom or any individual involved with our business.”

Patch achieved out to Ciancuielli for remark but did not receive a reply.

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