Former Smithfield-Selma High football coach Anthony Barbour was reportedly fired upon after being assaulted this week.
Barbour resigned as the SSS football coach this spring and is now an assistant at Clayton High. He was driving a driver's education car when he was assaulted.
"Anthony pulled into a driveway to turn around when someone came up to the car and hit him twice," said Clayton coach Gary Fowler. "As he was driving away, someone apparently shot at the car."
Fowler said Barbour was not seriously injured.
"He can laugh about it now and we're all very thankful," Fowler said. "Anthony says he needs a faster get-away car."
Barbour led Garner High to the 1987 state 4-A football championship with more than 3,000 yards rushing. He later was a standout at N.C. State.