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School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault
Zachary Swansey

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged with sexual assault to a student.

Swansey was charged after an investigation by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. West Hall High School administrators made a complaint to the sheriff May 9 after the school’s investigation about an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student.

A press release from the sheriff’s office stated that investigators learned that Swansey, 27, had engaged in a consensual, sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl at the school.

The school has since announced that Bobby Pless will be the new varsity boys basketball head coach.