ACSO arrests Bronson boys basketball coach

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The Bronson boys basketball coach was arrested Wednesday on charges of molesting and battering two players he coached. 

Billy McCall Jr.
Courtesy Alachua County Jail Billy McCall Jr.

According to an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) report, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) initiated the investigation on Billy McCall Jr., 39. The two victims—15 and 14 years of age— alleged the coach touched them in separate incidents and said McCall wanted nude photos of them.

McCall was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious battery on a juvenile victim, directing a child to create a sexual performance, and using a two-way communications device to facilitate a felony. He is being held on a $650,000 bond at the Alachua County Jail. 

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Bronson High School hired McCall in August 2021 to coach the boys basketball program. It was his first high school head coaching job after directing the middle school team since 2016. McCall also spent multiple years officiating basketball at both the high school and collegiate levels. 

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