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.