A volunteer coach at Piedmont High School in northern Union County has been relieved of his coaching duties and charged with having sex with a minor.
Bart Shartzer, 23, of Charlotte, was charged Tuesday by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with sex offense with a student. That is a misdemeanor. No court date has been set. According to two published reports, Shartzer is accused of having a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The alleged relationship did not take place on school property.
Shartzer had been coach of Piedmont’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team for two years. He is a Piedmont graduate but is not a faculty member at the school.
The Union County Public Schools conducts background checks on such volunteers. A check of criminal records show no previous legal problems for Shartzer.