Community reacts to Plainview head coach’s DUI arrest

(From left:) Michael Garrett, Corey Cole, Heath Gilbert
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ARDMORE, Okla. ― Plainview High School head football coach Corey Cole reported to work Friday two days after he was arrested in Madill for driving under the influence, and Plainview School officials say no staffing changes have been made.

Administrators say they are still investigating the situation.

Cole was arrested along with a Plainview assistant coach, Michael Garrett, and Dickson baseball coach Heath Gilbert earlier this week in Marshall County.

Garrett and Gilbert both face public intoxication charges.

Plainview parents and students are reacting to the news.

“They teach them in sports about drinking and drugs and not to do it. It’s not right. I know it's his own personal life, and it wasn't during school, but it's still not right for him to do things like that,” Plainview grandmother Cheetah Townsend told us.

“Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes. Just because he’s made a mistake doesn't make him a bad person or a bad role model. In the past couple seasons he’s done a lot of good, and not only on the field, but off the field. He does a lot of great things, too. He helps us with our problems, and I know he'd be there for me any day of the week,” Plainview High School senior Grayson Campbell told us.

Cole is scheduled to appear in court next week.

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