Former North Carolina club coach Gregory T. Williams has been added to USA Swimming’s public List of Individuals Permanently Suspended or Ineligible. Williams was added on April 14th after his appeal period expired, with an official ban date of March 11th.
Williams was coaching at Mount Airy Middle School and STAR Aquatics near Greensboro, North Carolina when he was arrested in January on accusations that he participated in the sharing of sexual images of children on internet file-sharing sites. Police at the time didn’t believe that any of the images were of children in the local community.
The sections of the Code of Conduct under which Williams was banned are below. We could not immediately find court records for Williams.
304.3.6 Conviction of, imposition of a deferred sentence for, or any plea of guilty or no contest at any time, past or present, or the existence of any pending charges, for (i) any felony, (ii) any offense involving use, possession, distribution or intent to distribute illegal drugs or substances, (iii) any crime involving sexual misconduct, or (iv) any criminal offense against a minor.
304.3.19 Any other material and intentional act, conduct or omission not provided for above, which is detrimental to the image or reputation of USA Swimming, a LSC or the sport of swimming.