Ga. Tech assistant coach facing rape, drug charges


Conor Pollock

ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech tennis coach has been arrested on rape and drug charges according to police.

Conor Pollock, 24, was arrested Saturday on a rape charge, according to police. He was also charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Pollock serves as an assistant men's tennis coach.

The school has placed Pollock on administrative leave and released the following statement Monday: "We are aware of the charges involving assistant men's tennis coach Conor Pollock. He has been placed on administrative leave with pay, effective immediately, pending the outcome of the external investigation. We will address his continued employment at Georgia Tech when the necessary additional information becomes available. We will have no further comment while the active investigation is in progress."

Pollock was hired in August to replace former assistant Aljosa Piric, now head coach at Old Dominion.