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White County coach's wife alleges abuse

POSTED: September 30, 2010 3:03 a.m.

The wife of White County football coach Gregg Segraves was granted a temporary protective order on Sept. 23 after alleging multiple instances of domestic violence, including one she claims occurred on school grounds.

Segraves was placed on indefinite leave by the White County school system on Sept. 22 and has not returned to work since that time. When reached for comment, he declined to make a statement.

In Segraves’ absence, defensive coordinator Tommy Flowers has assumed coaching duties for the Warriors.

Segraves’ wife, Cindy, is a teacher at White County High. In the petition for the protective order, she alleged instances of abuse on Sept. 19, 20 and 21. She stated the final incident occurred on school property.

White County School superintendent Paul A. Shaw did not return phone calls regarding the matter. Laurie Burkett, director of personnel for White County schools, confirmed that Segraves was on leave earlier this week, but didn’t provide a timeline for how long Segraves will remain on leave, or how and when resolution to the matter will be reached.

Segraves has been at White County since 2006, posting a 26-19 record with the Warriors. He previously coached Hart County from 2001-02, posting a 17-6 record.

White County (3-1) plays hosts to Lumpkin County (3-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


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