DELAWARE, Ohio — Former Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith was arrested on Thursday, according to ABC affiliate WSYX.
According to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, they received several calls at 3:10 p.m. indicating that Smith had become confrontational with staff at an elementary school when he wasn't allowed to pick up his children.
Authorities questioned Smith and learned that there was a Civil Protection Order in place and that he violated it.
Smith was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of violating his Civil Protection Order. He was taken to Delaware County Jail.
He was fired last July from Ohio State after his ex-wife filed a protective order against him.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that Courtney Smith wrote in a sworn document that her ex-husband has stalked and intimidated her.
Last October, Smith pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in exchange for the dismissal of a criminal trespassing charge.