A Liberty High School basketball coach and her husband have been charged with third-degree assault and battery and public disorderly conduct after an alleged altercation with their son’s coach following a youth recreation league football game, according to arrest warrants and a police report.
Allison Marie Fuller, who was an assistant coach on the girls basketball team at Liberty High, was arrested along with her husband, James Keith Fuller, according to warrants.
Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby said Allison Fuller has been placed on administrative leave. She had been a teaching assistant at Liberty High since 2014, he said.
According to the incident report, the recreation team coach, Nathan Edmond, told police he was confronted at the press box of the old Liberty High stadium after a game Tuesday night.
The coach said the mother “got into his face cussing at him because he didn’t play her son during the game and was pushed by her,” the report says.
As the argument continued, the father “walked behind him and grabbed him in a headlock,” the report says.
Another person then tried to pull the father off the coach and was struck in the head by someone, later identified as a 15-year-old, according to the report.
One of the warrants against Allison Fuller alleges that she tried to harm Edmond “by striking and scratching the victim in the head and facial area causing injury.”
She was arrested on Thursday and released on $2,500 personal recognizance bond, according to Pickens County Detention Center records.
An attempt to reach the Fullers for comment was unsuccessful.