2011 MSMT Case Summary

State of South Carolina v. Drew DeLaney

Coach Drew DeLaney is a successful and well known track coach for Southern Carolina High School. DeLaney pushes hard, but did s/he push too hard on August 5, 2010, one of the hottest days of the year? On that day London Abbot, one of the runners on the top relay team, collapsed while running suicide sprints. London did not recover from the collapse and later died at the hospital. The State believes that Coach Drew DeLaney is guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter as a result of the hard practice and allegedly denying the runner’s fluids (water) during practice. The Prosecution and Defense have experts that interpret the cause of London’s collapse and death differently.