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Coffee Co. Head Baseball Coach Arrested and Charged With Statutory Rape By An Authority Figure

Bradley Newton Weir

Bradley Newton Weir

Coffee County Head Baseball Coach Brad Weir was arrested Tuesday morning by Manchester Police. Weir was charged with Statutory Rape by an authority figure. The arrest was conducted by police on the direction of District Attorney Craig Northcott.
An episode allegedly occurred on January 29, 2015 and apparently involved a 15-year-old female at Weir’s residence on Hills Chapel Rd in Manchester.
Coffee County Director of Schools Dr. LaDonna McFall says that Weir has been suspended from all employment without pay. She says the case is now in the hands of the authorities. Weir, who turned 44 today (Feb 4), was teaching Health and PE at the 9th grade Raider Academy along with his coaching duties at the high school. He was an assistant football coach with the high school in the fall. Weir was hired in May of last year after baseball coach Brent Whitlock resigned.
Assistant Coach John Spears has been named interim head coach.
The Manchester Police Department is continuing its investigation.

File Photo - Jon Spears

File Photo – Jon Spears