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Until Wednesday, the district offered no explanation for Marty Galbraith's departure.

When Harrison High head football coach Marty Galbraith resigned last month, at least six women had complained to Cobb County School District officials that Galbraith had allegedly made unwanted sexual advances, gestures or remarks toward them.

That revelation surfaced Wednesday in the Marietta Daily Journal, which obtained the information through an Open Records Request.

Until Wednesday's report in the MDJ, the district offered no explanation for Galbraith's sudden departure.

“All I can confirm is that he’s no longer employed in the district,” Cobb County Schools spokesman Doug Goodwin told Patch last month.

Galbraith was hired in the spring to turn around a struggling program that went 3-7 in 2011 under head coach David Hines, who resigned last November.

An assistant special teams coach for the Tennessee Titans from 2005-11, Galbraith led Harrison to a 4-3 record (3-2 in Region 4AAAAA) before his resignation on Oct. 24.

After Galbraith's exit, Harrison didn't win another game. The Hoyas dropped the last three games of the 2012 season and finished with a 4-6 record (3-5 in Region 4AAAAA).

Galbraith told the MDJ that he denied "any serious wrongdoing."

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