Sapulpa coach arrested on charges of illegal drug trafficking

A Sapulpa football coach and teacher was arrested last week on charges of “trafficking an illegal drug,” according to numerous reports.

The arrest, which happened after school hours and off of school grounds, took place late on Thursday night, when Sapulpa football coach Tyler McGrew allegedly failed to yield, resulting in a traffic stop, where police found the drugs, leading to McGrew’s arrest. The school says they have a “zero tolerance policy” for narcotics and dangerous drugs.

Tyler McGrew booking photo

According to Sapulpa Public Schools and multiple news outlets, McGrew was the defensive coordinator for Sapulpa’s football team, a teacher, and he was reportedly a wrestling coach as well.

An official statement from Sapulpa Public Schools says that the school was made aware of the arrest by the Sapulpa Police Department and that he was immediately suspended from “all teaching and athletic duties.”

See the full statement from Sapulpa Public Schools below.

Sapulpa Public Schools is aware of the arrest of a teacher and coach which happened after school hours and off of school grounds on Thursday, November 16. No students or other SPS staff members were involved. Sapulpa Police notified SPS administration of the allegation, and we are committed to assisting law enforcement during the investigation. Sapulpa Public Schools has a zero tolerance policy for narcotics and dangerous drugs. The individual was immediately placed on suspension from all teaching and athletic duties.