High School Sports

High school girls coach charged with biting another coach’s face

Melonie Joyce Martin
Melonie Joyce Martin Cobb County Sheriff’s Dept.

MARIETTA, Ga. – A high school coach in suburban Atlanta is accused of biting another coach’s face.

An arrest warrant says South Cobb High School girls basketball coach Melonie Joyce Martin was standing about two inches from coach Tyrone Harris when authorities say she bit him in the eye and nose.

Martin’s attorney, S. Carlton Rouse, tells WSB-TV Martin denied touching Harris and never threatened his safety.

Authorities say the confrontation happened inside a school office Jan. 9 after the South Cobb girls team lost to Campbell High School.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Martin is also accused of throwing a chair and telling Harris she would stomp him and knock his teeth out.

Martin was charged with terroristic threats and acts; and simple battery.

Rouse says Martin intends to vigorously fight the charges.