New Hanover High School baseball coach resigns

New Hanover High School baseball coach resigns
Coach Richard Foy (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) -New Hanover High School’s head baseball coach, who was accused of assaulting a student back in December, has resigned.

According to New Hanover County Schools spokesperson Caress Clegg, Richard Foy is no longer a teacher or coach with the district.

A replacement for Foy has not been named.

Foy was served a criminal summons for misdemeanor assault on a female for allegedly putting his hands around the neck of a female student in the school’s gym in mid December. He was suspended while the district conducted their investigation.

Samantha Dooies with the district attorney’s office confirms Foy entered into a formal deferred prosecution on February 12 for assault on a female.

He will serve ten months of unsupervised probation and can have no contact with the victim. He also consented to have all law enforcement reports and evidence be placed in his personnel file permanently and waived the right to request the removal of these materials from his personnel file.

Foy’s court date is December 16, 2020. If he adheres to the terms of probation the case can be dismissed.

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