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Former Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith sentenced for violating civil protection order

Smith was sentenced to 180 days in jail. The judge suspended 160 of those days and gave him credit for one day of time served.

DELAWARE, Ohio — Former Ohio State football assistant coach Zach Smith has been sentenced to 19 days in jail for violating a protective order involving his ex-wife.

Back on May 9, 2019, Smith was arrested after an altercation with the staff at Scioto Ridge Elementary School when he was attempting to pick up his children.

A Delaware County deputy responded to the school and informed Smith he was in violation of the civil protection order because Courtney was at the school.

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He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for violating the order. In December, Smith was found guilty.

According to court documents, Smith was sentenced to 180 days in jail. The judge suspended 160 of those days and gave him credit for one day of time served.

In addition, Smith will be placed on probation for three years.

Smith was fired from his job at Ohio State in July 2018 after he was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass after a dispute with his ex-wife.

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