East Ridge High School Head Football Coach Tracy Malone has resigned suddenly, Tuesday afternoon.
According to our friends at NewsChannel9, journalists there learned this afternoon that students allegedly assaulted another student while Coach Malone was supposed to be in his classroom but wasn’t.
According to Stacy Stewart, Hamilton County’s Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, the district is aware of the incident and met with Malone prior to his resignation.
UPDATE: According to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department officials, the Student Resource Officer reported that the incident happened in the weight room. The SRO stated that two students were horse playing and it escalated. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s office said the incident did not warrant any charges being filed in the incident.
East Ridge News Online has tried to reach Malone for comment but has not been successful.
East Ridge News Online will update this story as more information becomes available.