It's fun to identify a clearly insane jerk and revel in his firing, but we should remember that the damage that coaches—and workplace bosses whose abuse is much more subtle but sometimes even more damaging—affect the young victims, and everyone the victims will work for or over, for the rest of their life.
Early bosses have the same power as parents to shape, for better or worse, the way their charges respond to professional authority, and to having professional authority, ever after.
As it is with parents, you are always dealing with your first boss: Whether you're aware of it or not, you're forever either trying to emulate him or her or avoid emulating him or her.
The kids played for Rutgers coach Mike Rice will never be the same. If anything, his crimes—and the crimes of his superiors, who knowingly let this go on—are not being condemned strongly enough.
Sorry, Mike. I'm sure you think you're like Vince Lombardi, but you just went too far and you got caught on tape.
Jerry Sandusky is the comparison that comes to my mind.