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Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:02 pm | Updated: 3:38 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Desert Mountain football assistant coach Kirk Williams said Wednesday night he won't pursue further action following an altercation between him and varsity coach Tony Tabor at Williams' cabin near Prescott last weekend.

Williams also said he plans to call the Yavapai Country police department later this week to drop a police report he filed last weekend.

Both Williams and Tabor said the air was cleared during a meeting earlier this week between Tabor, Williams, the Scottsdale Police Department, school principal Greg Milbrandt and assistant principal Trina Ganster.

Williams said he believes he's losing his volunteer coaching position because of philosophical differences. Tabor declined to comment.

"I want to say thanks for letting me coach,"  said Williams, who's coached the past three seasons with the school. "I only did this for the kids."

According to Yavapai Country Sherrif spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn, Williams called the  sheriff’s office on Sunday morning alleging that Tabor pushed him. Williams later filed a police report, in which he cited discomfort in his back and head and planned to see a doctor.

Tabor and Jeff Harper, a fellow freshman coach with Williams and eyewitness, both said members of the coaching staff were sitting around a fire on Saturday night when words were exchanged and an argument broke out.

"It was nothing more than an argument, a push and Kirk falling over," Harper said. "(Williams) went inside and started cleaning up the place. It was heat of battle and it cooled off. We were back hugging and everything is fine.

"We're friends but we also have Type-A personalities sometimes."

Earlier Wednesday, D'Evelyn said the investigation remains ongoing and is expected to be completed by the end of the week.

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