Daphne Elementary coach under investigation for possible sex abuse

By Cliff McCollum
Posted 12/27/17

Daphne Elementary School P.E. Coach William “Billy” Davis is currently under investigation for possible sex abuse of a child.

According to sources, the Daphne Police Department is currently …

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Daphne Elementary coach under investigation for possible sex abuse

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Daphne Elementary School P.E. Coach William “Billy” Davis is currently under investigation for possible sex abuse of a child.

According to sources, the Daphne Police Department is currently investigating multiple complaints involving several Daphne Elementary female students.

Daphne Police officials said they would not comment further on the matter as it is an active investigation.

According to the Baldwin County School System, Davis had been placed on administrative leave Oct. 20 pending a human resources investigation.

Superintendent Eddie Tyler released the following statement regarding the matter, saying he had urged that Davis be terminated:

“As your Superintendent, please know that I take any concerns related to the safety and welfare of our students very seriously and will continue to take appropriate action when necessary to protect our students,” Tyler said. “I have recently received media inquiries regarding William Davis, an employee of the Baldwin County Board of Education. William Davis has been a PE teacher at Daphne Elementary. He was placed on paid administrative leave on October 20 and he was notified of my recommendation to terminate him on November 9. The board will consider my recommendation at an upcoming board meeting. School system employees have certain due process rights which limit my ability to provide further comment.”

Davis had previously been arrested in June for violating a restraining order filed against him by his ex-wife. According the court documents, Davis had allegedly physically abused her and threatened to kill her.