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Westerville South football coach

District investigates charges against Pentello

Westerville South High School football coach and teacher Rocky Pentello remains in the classroom after being charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence, assault and disorderly conduct on Christmas day.

The district is looking into the charges against Pentello, who has served as coach of South's football team for 22 seasons, said Westerville City Schools spokesman Greg Viebranz.

"Our Human Resources Office is in the midst of its due process proceedings with Mr. Pentello and has been in contact with the appropriate parties to assist with these proceedings," Viebranz said via email. "Mr. Pentello remains in the classroom and teaching at this time."

According to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, Pentello, 49, and his wife, Angela M. Pentello, 47, fought between 2:40 and 4 a.m. Dec. 25 at Angela Pentello's Lewis Center home. Angela Pentello sustained minor injuries, police reports said.

Angela Pentello also was charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic violence.

The two are going through a divorce.

Rocky and Angela Pentello both have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.