(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A Plymouth coach who admitted to drinking alcohol in front of his players has admitted he was wrong.
Plymouth North coach Dwayne Follette was under investigation by both police and school officials after someone sent an anonymous letter claiming the coach was playing drinking games with students at an end-of-year baseball party.
Parents and former players started a Facebook page to support Follette.
At Monday night's school committee meeting, Follette admitted to drinking at that party and confessed that his son, a player on his team, was also drinking.
"I attended a private party at a private house and I consumed alcohol in front of other student athletes in the program," said Follette. "My son was also at that party and he also got involved in drinking some alcohol -- not to abusive levels that I know of -- (but) I took care of that situation.
Follette told the board he hopes to come out of this a better person.
As punishment, Follette will resign as the school's football coach and as the junior varsity basketball coach, but will continue coaching the school's varsity baseball team.
Follette has also agreed to work with the town on programs to reduce teen drinking.