Brian Moye, the head baseball coach at Jay High School, has been charged with three counts of battery following an investigation into allegations he was improperly touching female students.
Moye, 46, of Brewton, was taken into custody on the first degree misdemeanor charges Aug. 31, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
A school resource officer learned in May of allegations being made against Moye when he was contacted by an assistant principal.
“The assistant principal … called him and advised him two female students, (who are 16 and 14) had told her that Coach Brian Moye had been touching them inappropriately,” the incident report said.
Attorney Chris Crawford, who said he will represent Moye, denied the charges on his client’s behalf.
“The allegations against Coach Moye are completely untrue and absolutely ridiculous,” Crawford said Friday.
Though the Sheriff’s Office report is redacted to protect the names of the victims, it appears as though three young women were interviewed on May 10 and May 11 at the Santa Rosa Kid’s House.
Each victim described inappropriate touching.
The first interviewed said Moye “slapped her on the butt” and “touched her breast with his hand.” She also described the coach pinching her on the inside of her left leg and touching her crotch “so hard it hurt.”
A medical exam revealed “bruising that appeared consistent with being grabbed on her inner left thigh,” the report said.
The second student, interviewed May 11, claimed Moye called her to her desk and “touched her upper thigh.”
“He told her that her legs were strong and she should be in weight lifting,” the report said.
In the third interview, also conducted May 11, an alleged victim claimed Moye had “poked her in the boob” as she was leaving a classroom.
Questioned in August about the incidents described by the students, Moye denied the allegations.
“He stated he did not touch (redacted) and was not sure why she would say he did,” the report said.