From winning coach to disgraced child abuser: the downfall of Bart McInerney

On July 10, Bart McInerney, once an esteemed baseball coach at St. Rose High School in Belmar, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child for sexting with many of his players. The case, pending since 2007, took a number of twists and turns over the years as McInerney was initially convicted by a jury, had his conviction overturned, was released from prison and was sued in connection with the death of one of his alleged victims.

Now sentenced for those crimes, McInerney, 51, is not going to serve any more time in prison beyond the two years he spent behind bars and he will not have to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law. Monmouth County prosecutors said they reached this deal with the approval of the victims, who want to move on with their lives.