Ooltewah athletic staff begin to fight charges against them

This 2010 file photo depicts Jason Nayadley at a time when he was Ooltewah boys' basketball coach. He is now athletic director of Ooltewah High School.

Attorneys representing both Ooltewah High School's Athletic Director and the assistant basketball coach say their clients should not be charged with failing to report abuse during the basketball team's trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., just before Christmas.

Both the assistant coach Karl Williams and Athletic Director Allard "Jesse" Nayadley are scheduled to appear in Hamilton County Juvenile Court tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Ooltewah's head coach Andre Montgomery is also scheduled to appear.

William's attorney, Johnny Houston, said his client plans to plead "not guilty" tomorrow; and Nayadley's attorney, Lee Davis, said he plans to file a motion in court tomorrow morning to have the charges against Nayadley thrown out.