OSU Fires Assistant Football Coach Amid Domestic Violence Allegations

Jul 24, 2018

Zach Smith

Ohio State University has fired assistant football coach Zach Smith after Smith's former wife filed a civil protection order against him last Friday and an allegation of previous domestic violence surfaced. 

Smith,  the grandson of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, was charged in Florida with assaulting Courtney Smith eight years ago. That charge was later dropped.  A criminal trespassing charge was filed in May. Courtney Smith says her former husband has harassed, stalked and intimidated her since their 2016 divorce.