Former Kearney Teacher and Coach Pleads Guilty To Harassment


A former teacher and coach at Kearney High School has pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment after being accused of sexual misconduct.

Former Kearney High School math teacher and football and girls wrestling coach Bryant Hummel pleaded guilty to one count of harassment and was sentenced to two years probation in the case. He had originally been charged with sexual misconduct and had entered a not guilty plea to that charge.

Hummel must also relinquish his teaching certificate.

Hummel was accused of exposing himself to two 17-year-old female students. According to a probable cause statement, Hummel also threatened to ruin the girls’ sports careers and fail them in class if they reported the incident.

Those incidents allegedly happened in March 2020. The School District says they learned of the incidents in April 2021.