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Former youth basketball coach files motion to change guilty plea

A former Illinois coach who entered a guilty plea to assault has filed a motion to withdraw his plea.

Posted: Dec 31, 2018 12:29 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2018 6:26 PM

COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - A former Illinois coach who entered a guilty plea to assault has filed a motion to withdraw his plea.

Barry Wolfe is currently serving a 60-year prison sentence.

He previously pleaded guilty to sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Wolfe wrote a letter to the court in August.

It said he wanted to withdraw his plea.

LINK | "HIGH SCHOOL WAS A LIVING HELL." FORMER YOUTH BASKETBALL COACH SENTENCED FOR SEX CRIMES

On Friday, he filed a motion making it official.

Female players made allegations against him.

Wolfe also wants a judge to reconsider his sentence.

There is a hearing set or Thursday, where a judge will set a date to hear from the state on the motions.

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