West Hall boys basketball coach Zac Swansey, a former University of Georgia and Dunwoody High player, has been fired after an investigation into an inappropriate relationship with a female student at the school, the Gainesville Times reported Monday.
School officials told the newspaper that local law enforcement has been notified.
West Hall hired Swansey last year, and his Spartans were 13-15 in Swansey’s only season after a 3-23 finish in 2015. The team made the state playoffs for the first time in five years. Swansey had coached at Johnson High in Gainesville as an assistant prior to coming to West Hall.
Swansey’s career at Georgia was highlighted by a game-winning turnaround 3-point shot against Kentucky in the 2008 SEC tournament, which Georgia won in Atlanta.
In high school, Swansey averaged 19.2 points and 6.3 assists on Dunwoody’s 2006 Class AAA championship team after transferring from Flowery Branch.
–This story was written by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Todd Holcomb