New Flomaton Head Baseball Coach Coy Campbell Indicted On Forged Instrument, Theft, Ethics Charges

August 5, 2020

New Flomaton High School head baseball coach Coy Campbell, Jr. has been arrested after being indicted on multiple counts.

An Escambia County (AL) grand jury indicted Campbell, 50, on seven counts of possession of a forged instrument, one count of theft of property third degree and one count of an ethics violation/using position for personal gain. He surrendered to the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office and was released on a $25,000 bond.

“The charges stem from a criminal investigation into the handling of money that was collected during sporting events that took place for the school year of 2019-2020,” Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson said.

In April, the Escambia County (AL) School Board approved Campbell’s transfer from W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton to Flomaton High School as a physical education and driver’s education instructor. He was also named head baseball coach.

At W.S. Neal, Campbell served as head baseball coach since 2001. He was also assistant principal at the time of his transfer.


18 Responses to “New Flomaton Head Baseball Coach Coy Campbell Indicted On Forged Instrument, Theft, Ethics Charges”

  1. Missy on August 8th, 2020 8:32 pm

    There’s no way the Coy I knew from UWF would do this. There’s gotta be an explanation. Prayers!

  2. Slammer on August 7th, 2020 3:40 pm

    Prisons and jails are full of innocent folks…. Right?

  3. Jimmy Williams on August 7th, 2020 11:30 am

    Pandora’s box — better not go through the accounts at ever high school and every department not just sports. How does one use his position as a teacher for personal gain??

  4. Justin on August 7th, 2020 5:05 am

    @concerned citizen.

    Stats are good! So are OJ’s stats but look what he did!

    Comparing someone and their old or current abilities as an athlete have NOTHING to do with that individual as a trusted human being.

    Evidently there is something he did wrong.

  5. bobby on August 6th, 2020 4:57 pm

    Money is not the “root of all evil”. Read your Bible first. It says that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. 1 Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is the root of all of evil. Money is not evil, but the love of it is.

  6. chris on August 6th, 2020 2:54 pm

    @ Pop: The Bible states that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Get it straight before you quote Jesus.

  7. And Your OUt! on August 6th, 2020 12:41 pm

    “COACH was given check, check never cleared bank. Asked Coach , Coach still had check in his wallet . Reported him as having stolen check .”

    That story is a strike out. SEVEN counts of possession of a forged instrument. Not ONE check. And it’s not forged until someone endorses it the wrong way and deposits it or until they change the amount on the check.

  8. Rasheed Jackson on August 6th, 2020 11:23 am

    A person’s ability to play a sport should not be the litmus test of their character, nor the fact that they were, or are a teacher or coach. I have watched this man play ball, teach and even coach, so yes it would be sad to see past accolades negated by a slip in judgement. Our character might be molded by our past actions, but our present actions shouldn’t be excused or disregarded by our past, whether it be for the good or the bad.
    Whew! I gotta come for air, I went deep on that one.

  9. Anne on August 6th, 2020 11:04 am

    “INNOCENT Until PROVEN Guilty” is that still a thing or Not??

  10. TOMMY on August 6th, 2020 11:02 am

    COACH was given check, check never cleared bank. Asked Coach , Coach still had check in his wallet . Reported him as having stolen check .

  11. Pop on August 6th, 2020 7:42 am

    Everyone saying he couldn’t have done this. Remember money is the root of all evil!!!

  12. Mr. Nobody on August 6th, 2020 4:48 am

    Lets try to remember that he is still innocent until the state proves him guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. He has been charged with a crime not convicted of one.

  13. Dola on August 6th, 2020 1:58 am

    I remember him from years ago when he was at Northview. Unless he’s made some drastic changes for the worse since then I find this hard to believe!!

  14. Jerry on August 5th, 2020 9:51 pm

    Thats what happens when you don’t keep your eye on the ball.

  15. Citizen on August 5th, 2020 8:49 pm

    @Concerned Citizen…a person’s history doesn’t mean they can’t commit crimes.

  16. Mimi on August 5th, 2020 7:51 pm

    I grew up with Coy Jr and this is just hard for me to believe. This is totally out of Character for him. It is hard for me to believe this.

  17. Precious on August 5th, 2020 6:54 pm

    Such a great guy and one mistake going to ruin all of his hard work so sad to here this was a great player and coach

  18. Concerned Citizen on August 5th, 2020 5:59 pm

    This has got to be a joke, as long as I’ve known Coy Campbell he has always been a really good person. Hoping this was a mistake and not bad decision making on his part. One of the best option QB’s to play High School Football in the state of Florida. Held a passing and rushing record in State 1a Championship game for over 25 years, also a great Baseball Coach.

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