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Ohio State assistant coach facing criminal trespass charge

Ohio State
Posted at 10:03 AM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 11:53:51-04

An Ohio State assistant coach has been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass stemming from a dispute with his ex-wife.

According to court records, wide receivers coach Zach Smith was served with the misdemeanor complaint May 12 in the north Columbus suburb of Powell.

The 34-year-old Smith was never arrested and pleaded not guilty to the charge last month.

His attorney, Bradley Koffel, said Smith is accused by his ex-wife of driving to her apartment after she told him they would meet elsewhere so he could drop off their son.

Ohio State released the following statement:

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has announced the termination of wide receiver’s coach Zach Smith. Coaching staff adjustments will be announced at a later date.

Smith, the grandson of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, has been on the staff since coach Urban Meyer arrived in 2012.