DELAWARE, Ohio (CNN) - A former Ohio State football coach was arrested for violating a civil protection order Thursday.
Zach Smith was picked up by police in the town of Delaware after he tried to pick up his children from elementary school.
The staff knew there was an order in place against Smith and refused to release the kids to him. Police were called when Smith became confrontational with them.
He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge and taken to the Delaware County Jail.
Smith was released Friday.
The judge in the case reminded him that he must comply with the terms of the protection order.
Smith faced allegations of domestic violence while working as an assistant coach at Ohio State.
Former head coach Urban Meyer's defense of Smith led to his three game suspension last season.