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Nick Collins resigns from NCSS
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Nick Collins, the former head football coach for Newton High School, has resigned from the school system. The Newton County Board of Education voted to accept his resignation at Tuesday's meeting.

Collins was involved in an incident in August involving Felicia Jackson, the president of the team's booster club, and her juvenile son, a player on the team. According to an incident report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, a meeting between Collins and Jackson became heated and as a result of that, her son quit the team and threw his gear near Collins. At that point, Collins reportedly jumped over a table toward the juvenile and had to be restrained by other coaches. The argument continued in the parking lot before all three were ordered to leave by a sheriff's deputy.

Following an investigation by the school system, Collins was placed on administrative leave and eventually relieved of duties as head football coach. He was later placed on a professional development plan, which allowed administration to monitor his professional practices, and eventually transferred to the service center.

Collins resignation was effective Oct. 19, a reason was not listed and the school system defined it as "personal." The school system also filed a complaint about Collins with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The group will consider it in November.