Coach faces seduction charges

May 1, 2013

The first-year girls varsity basketball coach at Elwood High School faces charges of child seduction after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old player. Thomas Kessinger, 29, turned himself into to authorities Tuesday and bonded out of Madison County Jail after being charged with two Class D felonies. The school, which started an investigation after getting an anonymous phone call, may decide Kessinger’s future with the school system at a board meeting Thursday.