The guy owned it an my guess will likely be coaching again soon. Just taking a shot here, but I guess the player he was commenting on wasn't one of his favorites, nor she of him. Depending on how good the coach is, how difficult it is to find another coach, the school could not accept his resignation and keep him as coach. A coach could certainly use a much worse word than "clown" thinking he was doing it in confidence to a peer. That's pretty darn mild, IMO.