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Northside Independent School District superintendent Brian Woods, center, talks to the media following an emergency meeting of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Executive Committee, in Round Rock, Texas, Sept. 9, 2015
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The Texas high school football coach accused of provoking two players to tackle a referee during a game has resigned from the school district, officials said Thursday.

Mack Breed was initially placed on administrative leave from John Jay High School in San Antonio following the Sept. 4 game at a rival school, where two players were caught on camera hitting referee Robert Watts from behind.

Breed, the assistant coach, allegedly admitted to school officials that he ordered the players to blindside Watts because the umpire used racial slurs and had made several bad calls, EPSN first reported.

John Jay High…

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