Coach attacker in court

Jim Wildman

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The man accused of attacking Sharon High School football coach Jim Wildman on Sunday was ordered jailed Friday in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Joseph Koscinski, 38, of 200 Logan Ave., entered no plea Friday at his initial appearance on charges of aggravated assault, burglary, recklessly endangering another person and making terroristic threats.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Friday.

Koscinski is one of Wildman’s former players. Court records said Koscinski went to Wildman’s neighbor’s homes looking for Wildman. The residents told Koscinski where Wildman lived and later helped pull Koscinski off Wildman.

Koscinski then went over to Wildman’s home and yelled insults at him through the door. Wildman said he came to the door and the two started fighting.

Koscinski bit Wildman’s ear, causing him to need 60 stitches. Wildman’s wife, Karen, saw the fighting and yelled for help.

Throughout the fight, Koscinski yelled “Confess your sins,” court records say.

Koscinski was hospitalized after the fight with facial injuries. He was released from the hospital at 8 a.m. Friday.

Wildman retired in 2002 after 25 years as head coach of the Sharon Tigers but returned this year.

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