By Skip Anderson, Managing Editor
Summit High School’s former girl’s basketball coach and a former assistant were arrested June 17 for their apparent involvement in an on-court event that occurred in January.
Angela Muir and her former assistant coach Chloe Mayo were each charged with assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Sharon Puckett, spokesperson for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. The contributing to the delinquency charge is a class "A" misdemeanor. The assault charge, a comparative lessor offense, is a class "B" misdemeanor.
Puckett did not describe the specifics of either charge.
“A grand jury returned indictments going back to something in January,” Puckett said.
The arrests stem from an incident in January in which a student in the front row of the stands at a basketball game against Spring Hill High was hit in the face with a basketball after what appeared to be an errant pass by a Summit player, according to media reports. It is unclear what role the Summit coaches may have played in the incident.
Puckett said the women were arrested separately and booked around the same time Monday evening.
“They made [$5,000] bond shortly after they were booked and released,” Puckett said.
Muir, Summit’s was named the then-new school’s first girl’s basketball and softball coach. According to a webpage still accessible via a Google search but no longer linked from Summit’s women’s basketball webpage, Muir served as the girls basketball coach at Battle Ground Academy prior to joining Summit, and as an assistant coach for the boys and girls basketball teams at Centennial High School. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where she played basketball.
Mayo’s bio is similarly accessible via a Google search but no longer accessible by the team’s official homepage. “We are pleased to have Chloe as a member of the Summit family,” reads the last sentence of her bio.
An after-hours phone call to Williamson County Schools confirmed that neither woman is employed any longer with the WCS. Williamson County Athletic Director Jack Daniels is on vacation and unavailable for comment.
Josh Goodwin was named girl’s head basketball coach in April.
According to Puckett, the women are scheduled to appear before Judge James G. Martin III July 9 at 9 a.m. in circuit courtroom "C" of the Williamson County Judicial Center located at 135 Fourth Ave South in Franklin.
Joe Williams contributed to this story.
Posted on: 6/19/2013