Meet the Roman Catholic Baseball Coach Who Asked Players to Text Him How Many Minutes They Jerked Off For

From the Dept. of Terrible Adults Who (Allegedly) Do Terrible Things to Children comes former New Jersey Roman Catholic high school baseball coach Bartholomew “Coach Bart” McInerney, who’s standing trial for 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, courtesy claims that he had “sexually explicit conversations about masturbation and other topics with a dozen boys between the ages of 15 and 17 from 2001 until his November 2007 arrest.” A thirteenth victim committed suicide over the scandal, according to the boy’s parents.

According to one of the victims who testified, the conversations, taking place over text message with the then-coach of St. Rose High School’s baseball team, went like this:

Victim number 11 told jurors how McInerney initiated conversations with him about masturbation and introduced a code for texting him about masturbating. The code included a number for the duration of the act and a one-word description of how it felt – from bad to good to excellent.

There seems to be little dispute, from Coach Bart’s defense team, that the text message conversations, and their explicit nature, took place. Whether they were criminal, however, is another story.

Defense attorney Charles Uliano told state Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. the charges against Bartholomew “Coach Bart” McInerney should be dropped because in some cases the conversations discussed during testimony in the trial occurred when the victims were already 18 years old, the legal age of an adult.

Other conversations, Uliano argued, occurred when McInerney was not “officially” the baseball coach and therefore did not have the assumed responsibility for the care of the boys at the time of the conversations, or that the boys were all within the age of consent of 16 years old when the conversations occurred.

Mellaci explained that if he found a boy was over 18, he could rule the charge be dismissed, but added if the victim was under, the jury could decide.

And yes, there’s a site devoted to chronicling all the charges, with media reports dating back to 2008.

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  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    Bet he also loves to hang out with NOM friends and bash the LGBT community. Pigs are pigs and this one is a real oinker.

  • terrwill

    He was a baseball coach, so maybe he was simply making sure the balls and bats equipment were in good shape………….

    His biggest mistake was not becoming a priest before he engaged in his little jolly jerkin’ survey taking, if he was they simply would have made him coach of another team………….. : P

  • Republican

    At least they weren’t little, little kids. But yes, definitely a pig, in more ways than one.

  • Kieran

    Q. What do the KKK and a lot of very bitter, bigoted queens have in common?

    A. They both HATE Catholics.

  • tinkerbell

    @Kieran: No, the KKK hates Catholics. Gay folk just hate the illogical, irrational religion that is Catholicism (and fundamentalist Christianity and Mormonism, too), but we love the Catholic. Love the Catholic/hate the Catholocism. Sound familiar?

  • RomanHans

    Kieran, are you implying Catholics aren’t hypocrites? Tell me what kind of birth control you use.

  • onCloud9

    what is this all about?

  • romeo

    Are we sure circle jerks weren’t part of his duties at St. Rose’s? I mean, we are talking about a catholic high school here. LOL

  • Meowzer

    Hey coach…
    30 mins excellent. :)

  • Lance Rockland

    Damn. I went to the WRONG high school! LOL

  • alan brickman

    Yuk!! what a predator….of course all gays will be blamed for this….

  • Lukas P.

    A friend of mine (he’s now about 32) thought seriously about joining the Catholic priesthood when he was 19. In the process of discussing this with a priest, he was asked about his sexual fantasies. He said the questioning went on for at least a half hour and that the priest was visibly sexually excited (boner under the pants) the entire time, and continually ignored all requests to switch topics to something less titillating like religion and the definition of “vocation.”

    That friend was freaked out by the whole incident and did not pursue a career in the Catholic church! He’s now a Unitarian.

  • schlukitz

    No. 5 · tinkerbell

    Excellent response to No. 4 · Kieran.

  • schlukitz

    No. 2 · terrwill

    He was a baseball coach, so maybe he was simply making sure the balls and bats equipment were in good shape………….

    Love it. LMAO

  • wmcarpenter

    “Meet the Roman Catholic Baseball Coach Who Asked Players to Text Him How Many Minutes They Jerked Off For”


    “…who asked players to text him for how many minutes they jerked off.”

  • B

    No. 2 · terrwill wrote, “He was a baseball coach, so maybe he was simply making sure the balls and bats equipment were in good shape………….” …. he missed his “best” defense, that he was doing a “scientific study” in which he was trying to see if there was a correlation between a player’s performance while on the team and the amount of time a player spent masturbating.

    Alas, to make it credible, he would have had to have performed a simple statistical analysis of this data. Then his lawyer could have claimed a series of mental defects ranging from idiocy to obsessive/compulsive behavior to “delusions of grandeur” (given the delusion that he was actually doing some serious research) as mitigating circumstances.

  • Scott Kenan

    @tinkerbell: Tink: Love the comment! At Whetstone High School (Columbus, OH) in 1967 (1968?), the basketball coach walked into the showers and caught all the players playing with each others’ penises. So it can go both ways. Let the Cat-licker Church mortgage the Vatican and all its Art to pay restitution and for counseling of all boys and girls whom its clergy have molested. Everybody: DEMAND IT!!!

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