A domestic violence protection order has been filed against an Ohio State football assistant coach, prohibiting him from coming within 500 feet of his ex-wife, according to a new report by college football insider Brett McMurphy.
Zach Smith, Ohio State's wide receivers coach, was charged with a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing last week. He allegedly dropped off his son at his ex-wife's house when he was supposed to drop him off at a prearranged public place.
McMurphy has more details:
The protection order, filed by Smith’s ex-wife Courtney Smith, 33, was served at 6:10 p.m. Friday, according to a City of Delaware (Ohio) police spokesperson.
The order continues a history of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith.
In 2009, when he was a University of Florida assistant, he was arrested for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. Courtney Smith was 8-10 weeks pregnant at the time.
That alleged assault occurred on June 21, 2009 – the Smith’s one-year wedding anniversary. Courtney Smith, however, ultimately decided not to press charges.
Smith has been coaching at Ohio State since 2012. He is the grandson of legendary former Buckeyes' coach Earle Bruce.
Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes have yet to release an official statement on what's happened.