West Orange High School football coach arrested

West Orange High School head football coach and PE teacher, Robert Head, posted his $2500 bond Tuesday night.  Police said what started as a Saturday night celebrating his wife’s birthday, ended with a bloody battle between the two.  

Head has been in the Orange County Jail Since Monday, after Winter Garden Police arrested him at his home, charging him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and domestic violence.

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.  

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.  

“The only thing she does recall is that they had both been throwing things at one another back and forth,” said the attorney who was representing the couple at Tuesday’s first appearance.

During the first appearance, it was revealed that both Robert and Michelle are PE teachers at West Orange High School.  The school’s principal sent a Connect Orange message to parents letting them know that a teacher had been arrested, that it was not related to any school activities and that he is now on administrative leave.

The judge ordered that Robert Head is not allowed to go back to the family’s home, he’s to live in a separate residence, and that he could only go home with a police escort to get some personal items.  The judge recognized that the couple would have contact at work, since they teach at the same school.  She ordered that the contact not be hostile or violent.