County of Goliad
Sheriff Kirby Brumby
Goliad County Sheriff's Office, 701 E. End St., Goliad, TX 77963
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Former Goliad Coach Found Guilty
“On May 18, 2016, former athletic director and head football coach for Goliad ISD, Kyle Taylor, entered a plea of nolo contender on one harassment charge.
“Judge Pat Calhoun found Taylor guilty and assessed a $1,500 fine and ordered him to surrender his teaching certificate to the Texas Education Agency within five days.
“The harassment charge was based on sexual comments made to a Goliad High School student. The charge is a Class B misdemeanor which carries a maximum punishment of 180 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.
“A second harassment charge against Taylor was dismissed as a part of the plea bargain.
“County Attorney Rob Baiamonte said he wanted to make sure Taylor would not be able to go to another school district and continue this behavior; therefore, he agreed to dismiss the second case in exchange for Taylor surrendering his teaching certificate.
“When we filed the first case, our office began receiving calls from current and former students, some from as far back as the late 1990s, reporting their own similarly inappropriate interactions with Taylor. That is why it was very important to me that Taylor surrender his teaching certificate, a result that would not have been available if we had taken this to trial,” Baiamonte said. “Had a jury returned a guilty verdict, the only punishment available would be a fine and/or incarceration. From our research, a conviction for a Class B misdemeanor is not grounds for a teacher to lose his certificate.”
“I want to say how proud I am of these two adolescent women. At a time when less than 35 percent of sexual harassments and assaults are ever reported to the police; they were brave enough to come forward and help put an end to this practice,” Baiamonte continued. “Unfortunately, in doing so, these victims were confronted with harsh criticism and score from certain members of our community. It is precisely that kind of behavior that makes it so difficult for victims to come forward. From a very, very young age, we teach our children to speak up in situations like these so we, as a community, have an obligation to listen to them when they do.”
“I also want to thank the Sheriff’s Office for the long hours spent investigating these cases, District Attorney Mike Sheppard’s office for looking into this matter, and Calhoun County Assistant District Attorney Shannon Salyer and Bee County Assistant District Attorney Terry Breen for assisting me. Finally, to Yvette Torres, the victim coordinator for Goliad County, thank you for shepherding these young victims through this very difficult process.”
“To learn more about sexual assault, including reporting and what you can do to support and prevent future victims of sexual assault, please visit or call:
RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incent National Network: https://www.rainn.org/
Not Alone – www.notalone.gove
National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 24/7 toll-free at 800-656-HOPE (4673)
LACASA Center – www.lacasacenter.org or call 24/7 toll-free at 866-533-2725.”
For More Information: County Attorney Rob Baiamonte, 361-645-2184
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