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Somerville man charged with videotaping boys at Immaculata HS had ‘mandatory showers’ policy as coach, former players say

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Mark Spivey | Staff Writer

SOMERVILLE — Harry Osterhoudt never was bothered by his former Montgomery High School basketball coach’s insistence that his players shower immediately after every game and practice.

Those feelings changed somewhat when that coach, Patrick Lott, 54, was arrested late last week, charged with more than 50 criminal offenses for allegedly videotaping 15- and 16-year-old boys showering together at Immaculata High School — where the current borough resident and Bernardsville Middle School assistant principal has volunteered with academic and athletic programs for years.

“I remember the mandatory showers,” Osterhoudt said Friday. “Before, you looked back and it was like, “Ok, you smelled, it was after a game.’ Now you’re looking back like, ‘Ahhh.’”

Osterhoudt, who today plays for the Hudson Valley Kingz of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League, was a senior guard during Lott’s final year of coaching at Montgomery. It was after the 2001-2002 season that Lott abruptly resigned as head coach of the Cougars wrestling and boys basketball teams despite achieving impressive success in both capacities during the previous decade, winning multiple Skyland Conference Raritan Division titles in the former sport and advancing to three NJSIAA sectional finals in the latter.

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