The charge against Butler High School football coach Brian Hales, 43, of Matthews was based on a domestic incident, according to Mecklenburg County sheriff’s records.
Hales was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Saturday night and charged with assault on a female.
According to the police report, Hales and a 30-year-old woman “got into a verbal argument that turned into a physical assault” around 6 p.m. in the 9800 block of Ashley Farm Drive.
The woman had minor injuries, including bruises and scratches, police said. WCNC reported that she refused treatment.
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Hales is in his sixth season as Butler’s head football coach, with a record of 67-13, including 10-1 this season. The Butler Bulldogs clinched the Southwestern 4A conference title Friday night with a win over rival Independence High School. Hales led Butler to the 4AA state championships in 2012, when the Bulldogs finished the season 15-0.
In 2013, Butler was named Xenith National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. Hales received the Yoast Award, named after the legendary coach Bill Yoast, whose story was told in the movie “Remember the Titans.”