Wrestling coach accused of molesting boys on H.S. team


John Hackney

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A former Brevard County wrestling coach accused of molesting boys on an out-of-state trip was arrested in Georgia, WFTV learned Thursday.

John Hackney, 51, was accused of touching two athletes from Astronaut High School in Titusville, while staying at a motel in Georgia, during a return trip from a summer athletic camp.

Investigators said Hackney was arrested on charges of cruelty and molestation of a minor.

Hackney resigned from his job with Brevard County schools, following the accusations.