Charges dropped against West Orange football coach

Prosecutors will not to pursue charges against an Orlando-area high school football coach, accused of hitting his wife in the head with an object during an argument.

West Orange High School head football coach Bob Head, 44, was arrested by Winter Garden police officers in January.  

According to Head’s arrest affidavit, their 13-year-old son called 911 after hearing his father leave the house and finding his mother downstairs in their home bleeding from her head.  He told officers he had heard a lot of noise, before his father left.

According to police, his wife told investigators that she didn’t remember much of what happened, but she admitted to starting the fight.  Michelle Head told police that, during an argument, she threw a plastic plate at her husband, and as she was walking away, he hit her in the back of the head.  Police say Head used a piece of a wooden decorative window frame with a rod iron decoration on it.  

Bob Head was taken into custody the following day for an alleged domestic violence charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Michelle Head testified in court that she is not afraid of her husband and that she wants him back home with her and their three children.  She said she did not want to press charges. 

Bob Head has been placed on administrative leave from the school, where he is also a physical education teacher.