Wife of Tenn. high school football coach busted for sex with underage player BY Sasha Goldstein NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:41 PM KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Kelsey McCarter, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of statutory rape. The wife of a Tennessee high school football coach slept with one of his underage players, according to authorities in Knoxville. Kelsey McCarter, 26, carried on a sexual relationship for nearly a year with a student at South-Doyle High School, according to a seven-count indictment handed down by a grand jury in Knox County. The boy was just a freshman when the sex began in February 2015, and was a sophomore football player by the time the affair was discovered in late December. McCarter is married to Justin McCarter, who served as an assistant football coach for the Cherokees before resigning in February, according to the Knoxville New Sentinel. He’d also served as an instructional aide since he started at the school in 2008, the newspaper reported. Kelsey McCarter faces six counts of statutory rape, which included oral and vaginal sex, as well as one count of exploitation of a minor by electronic means. Google Maps McCarter's husband was an assistant football coach for South-Doyle High School before resigning in February. The alleged affair led to an investigation of the school’s principal and assistant principal on allegations that they failed to immediately report the sex abuse, according to the News Sentinel. Neither was ultimately charged but both remain on administrative leave with pay. The student reportedly lived with the McCarters when the affair occurred, students told WVLT-TV. McCarter was arrested Thursday around 3 p.m. and held on $30,000 bond.