Greenbrier High basketball coach charged after altercation with student

Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 10:46 PM EST
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Greenbrier High’s head girls basketball coach has been released on bond from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office after an altercation during halftime at Friday’s game.

The altercation occurred between a student and the coach, Zakeya Goldsberry.

Columbia County School District Police charged Goldsberry with family violence and simple battery. Goldsberry was transported to the sheriff’s office, where she was later released on bond.

According to the district, she is also employed with the school district as an environmental science teacher at Greenbrier.

“Safety of students and staff is top priority and the Columbia County School District does not tolerate inappropriate physical contact with students in any capacity,” the district said.

School officials say the case has been submitted to the district’s department of human resources.