A facilities coordinator for Graham Independent School District has a history of calling for violence against various people on social media.

Mike Carroll, who is both the district’s head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director, appeared to call for violence against individuals at least seven different times on his now-private account on X.

The revelation was first brought to public attention by the X account Libs of TikTok, operated by conservative activist Chaya Raichik, who screenshotted examples of Carroll calling for violence and using vulgar language several times.

In one post, Carroll expressed his desire to “scissor kick” professional golfer Ian Poulter “in the back of the head.”

Two other posts feature Carroll interacting with the old viral trend “WhatCoachesSay”—a play on the trend started by the X account “Sh–GirlsSay.”

“@whatcoachessay If child abuse wasn’t illegal in this state, I’d kick your a**.”

“@whatcoachessay That kid right there will make you wanna chop your b***s off with bolt cutters.”

Carroll also went after school choice advocate Corey DeAngelis, a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children, on June 3 this year.

“Corey DA is a straight running t–l who has a very punchable face,” Carroll wrote.

DeAngelis responded days later.

“How odd, this government school administrator accidentally blocked me after deleting this tweet,” DeAngelis posted.

According to a biography posted by Graham High School, Carroll’s job means he spearheads all aspects of athletic health in the school district.

Carroll is also an athletic trainer director for the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association’s Board of Certification, the official credentialing agency for all certified athletic trainers statewide. At least at one point, he was vice president of the Board.

Texas Scorecard contacted Graham ISD and Graham High School for a statement regarding Carroll’s actions but did not receive a response before publication.

The news comes as Texas school districts have been rocked by scandals involving their administrators, particularly concerning activism against school choice. 

Luca Cacciatore

Luca H. Cacciatore is a journalist for Texas Scorecard. He is an American Moment inaugural fellow and former welder.