Wrestling Coach Arrested; Quits Next Day

A Wilson County wrestling coach quit his job the day after he was arrested for felony sex offense involving a student and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

David Earp of Sims was arrested Friday. Wilson County Schools say he resigned the next day.

Earp was a physical education teacher and wrestling coach at Fike High School. The school system says Earp was hired on August 17th.

Authorities were alerted when a parent intercepted a text message from their daughter and brought it to the attention of the high school principal.