A man identified by Santa Barbara Police as a former coach at a local high school has been arrested for stalking.
Detectives say Justin Anthony Sell was a former football coach at Dos Pueblos High School who was harassing a former student athlete from the Goleta school. Investigators say that starting in May, he made annoying phone calls to the student, staked out the victim’s house, and confronted the person in public.
They say the 27 year old Santa Barbara County man even set up a Facebook account to demean the student, and threatened to move to where the victim would be attending college.
The detectives say Sell admitted his actions, nothing he claimed he took the actions because he thought his friendship with the victim was failing.