As a coach and high school teacher the real lesson here is, if at all possible, don't drive kids. If at all possible just get a bus. The way things are going now a days you take a risk every time you put a kid in the car. The rules must be adhered to at all times. The coach made that mistake. He'll deal with it. Hopefully no one gets hurt beyond what's already happened, but, today's coaching climate is very difficult. I wonder if I'd started coaching high school today rather than 25 years ago would I have lasted? The paperwork is ridiculous , trying to get on calls to get released for games generates animosity amongst colleagues and don't even talk about liability. As a matter of fact if I somehow get hurt at practice from an errant ball, hit or accident of any sort I might not be covered by workman's compensation because it happened outside of school hours.
Yeah, coach Melnik blew it, he was speeding, and that's messed up. My question to him is, why risk this sort of thing anymore? You're working for free and how long will it be before catches up?
People tend to forget all of your years of volunteer service when the media can grab a hold of a mistake.