Update: McEachern Coach Bonds Out of Jail

Terence Tarpley, 33, is charged with sexual assault following an off-campus sexual relationship with an adult student.

Updated June 29, 12:45 p.m.

Terence Tarpley made his $5,000 bond at the Cobb jail at 12:23 a.m. Friday, more than eight hours after he turned himself into authorities on Thursday, jail records show.

The McEachern coach's profile has been taken off the school's football website. It had him listed as the head girls track and field coach, but elsewhere on the site, he's listed as the boys and girls assistant coach over sprinters, short sprints and relays.

He's also listed as an assistant girls basketball coach.

Updated June 28, 9:13 p.m.

 assistant football and girls track coach Terence Termayne Tarpley turned himself into Cobb police about 4 p.m., jail records show.

His booking started shortly after 7 p.m. and was complete about 8:30.

He remained there about 9:15 Thursday night on a $5,000 bond for a sexual assault charge. A charge does not indicate a conviction. 

Earlier in the day, a news release from Cobb police said he is a Powder Springs resident, but the booking report lists him as living on Barcelona Drive in Marietta.

Original Report

Cobb police believe that Terence Tarpley, a teacher and coach at , had an off-campus sexual relationship with an adult female student earlier this year.

Tarpley, 33, of Powder Springs, is charged with sexual assault and is expected to turn himself into authorities today, according to a news release from Cobb police. Jail records indicated that he was not in custody as of 5:30 p.m. 

Tarpley coaches the defensive backs for the McEachern football team and is the head girls track and field coach, the school’s website says. He is a native of Atlanta; has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marshall University, where he played football and ran track; is a former Campbell High coach; and has a wife and two small children.

Anyone who has information about the case or believes they know someone who could have been a victim is asked to call Cobb police’s Crimes Against Persons Unit at 770-499-3945.

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Tameka Scott July 04, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I agree jon on both points. My daughter is a recent graduate of MHS in May as well. she stated the same thing. As a teacher the issue I have is that he is a Coach/Teacher and the second issue I have as a wife is that he cheated on his wife. Sad on both accounts, a lot of lives effected by one sin.
Hands Tied July 09, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Of course your daughter was not surprised. Everyone including "administration" knows the "goings on" at McEachern. Might want to check the cell phone numbers of the "police officers" custodial staff and other "trusted" adult males as well. The men who work for McEachern Endowement ESPECIALLY. This High School is a sleezy city all its own. Of course should you find yourself in the good grace of Mama Regina, you have nothing to fear. She do love her sports. To quote her directly. "Remember McEachern, keep it classy" LMAO!
DSmith July 14, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I don't know Coach Tarpley and I don't know this girl, I pray for both families as I am sure they are going through a lot regarding this incident. However, I ask all of you that are saying how the girl shouldn't be held responsible because she was a student and she didn't know what she was doing one question. What would happen to a 17 year old student when charged with a minor crime in the State of Georgia? They would be arrested and charged as an adult, and why is that? Because the state believes that at 17 they know right from wrong. Therefore this young adult at the age of 18 would know right from wrong. However, because he was in a position of authority he is held accountable. According to sources the relationship started in January of this year and it just came to light in June, so I ask all of you if the relationship started on May 25th at 2pm would he still been held accountable? No he wouldn't because she would have graduated as of 12noon on May 25th and none of you would have thought twice about this story. Anyways, I look at it this way, he knew he was wrong and she knew it was wrong, but for him to be charged with a crime is a miscarriage of justice. Sure maybe lose his teaching license perhaps, but charging him with a crime is just stupid and a waste of tax payer dollars.
Johnnie G July 16, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Where in this article does it say that the female was a minor? Wait a second!!! it actually says that she was an "Adult Student". 18 or 19 you are still considered an adult. At the age of 18 the government recognizes you as an adult and able to make grown up decisions. I do not agree with this I don't think that an 18 year old is competent enough to make decisions in their life that ,say a 21 or 22 year old can. but, what the government says goes, right? The only reason that this is ILLEGAL is that she was a student, he was a teacher, that is considered to be sexual assault. The ADULT female didn't turn Coach Tarpley in, he did because once again the government says that a teacher having sex with a student is ILLEGAL. If this ADULT female was say a drop out it would still be WRONG, but not ILLEGAL. This being said both of these families are in my prayers.
Anon Ymous April 22, 2013 at 07:46 AM
He is definitely guilty and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I attended Mceachern high a noticed Tarpley associating himself frivolously with female students on campuses several times. There is no doubt in my mind that this sick, twisted individual had sex with one of my fellow class mates and he should be locked away for as long as the law permits.


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