Former Track Coach Sentenced

February 9, 2011 Updated Feb 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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February 9, 2011 Updated Feb 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM EDT


Former Williamsville High School track coach Sam Hasan was sentence to 60 days in jail but he will only spend weekends behind bars. Starting this weekend, he will be dropped off at the Erie County Correctional Facility on Friday at 6 p.m. and be released Sunday evening.

"He's paid a high price for what happened. He's lost his coaching job and it's doubtful he'll be able to do that again," Defense Attorney Joel Daniels said.

Hasan was charged with Aggravated Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he had an inappropriate relationship with his seventeen-year-old track student.

"He admitted he stepped over the boundary and should have been more careful and acted more appropriately," Daniels said.

In court today, both Hasan and the young victim had an entourage of supporters.
No one but Hasan's attorney Joel Daniels wanted to speak out but Channel 7 spoke to the young victim's mother in September when Hasan plead guilty. She didn't want her face shown on camera and said she wanted to be called "Holli".

"He knows he's guilty and he has to live with this the rest of his life," Holli said.

Daniels said after a long haul the legal battle is still not over for his client. The victim is filing a civil suit against Hasan.

"You have to questions the motives of the so called victims sometimes and yes she is looking to get a couple dollars here and filing a suit and it will be defended," Daniels said.

As part of his plea deal, a "Forcible Touching" charge was dismissed.
Hasan has 30 days to appeal the judge's sentence.