Former Northern Minnesota High School Football Assistant Coach Charged With Rape
(Deer River, MN) — A former Deer River High School assistant football coach is being charged with raping a woman in her apartment. Court records show 25-year-old Ethan Hardy was charged Monday with one count each of first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with an assault on an acquaintance September 7th. Head football coach Brent Schimek said yesterday that Hardy left the team several weeks ago after police began investigating the allegations. It’s unclear if Hardy quit or was fired.