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Former Summit coaches plead not guilty

Summit High School’s former girl’s basketball coach and a former assistant coach arrested June 17 for their apparent involvement in an on-court event that occurred in January, plead “not guilty” to all charges at an arraignment in Williamson County this morning.

Former head coach Angela Marie Muir and former assistant coach Chloe Elizabeth Mayo, neither of whom appeared in the courtroom this morning, entered their pleas through their attorney. Muir and Mayo each were charged with assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The arrests stem from an on-court incident 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. The charges stem from the allegation that the coaches designed a play in which the spectator would be hit with the basketball.

Muir is no longer a coach at Summit, according to a spokesperson for the Williamson County Schools, and she has been suspended from her teaching responsibilities pending the investigation from the sheriff’s office. Mayo is no longer employed by WCS.

Muir was the then-new school’s first girl’s basketball and softball coach. Prior to joining Summit, she served as the girls basketball coach at Battle Ground Academy, 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. 

Josh Goodwin now serves as Summit’s girl’s basketball coach.

Their next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 30.

Posted on: 7/9/2013


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