Report: Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith receives jail time for violating civil protection order
Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after being found guilty of violating a civil protection order in December, according to a report.
Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic reported that Smith, who was on Ohio State’s staff under head coach Urban Meyer, received a 180-day sentence in jail, anger management, 40 hours of community service and three years probation with drugs and alcohol conditions.
Former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith was sentenced today to 180 days in jail (20 days to be served forthwith), anger management, 40 hours of community service and 3yrs probation with drugs & alcohol conditions. He was found guilty of violating a civil protection order in Dec.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) February 7, 2020
Smith was fired from Ohio State in July 2018, around the time of B1G Media Days following allegations of domestic abuse against his ex-wife Courtney Smith. After his termination, Ohio State University launched an investigation into how the situation was handled by then-head coach Urban Meyer and other members of the administration.
Meyer was suspended for three games during the 2018 season. He resigned following the Buckeyes’ appearance in the B1G Championship Game.
Smith was also arrested in May 2019, after he allegedly became “confrontational” while picking up his children from school. At the time, it was also reported that he violated the civil protection order his ex-wife filed.