Shepard, who pleaded not guilty to two charges of statutory rape by an authority figure, is scheduled to appear in Wilson County criminal court for a hearing May 23 at 8:30 a.m.
The Wilson County Board of Education accepted Shepard’s resignation during a July 6 special called meeting, which was held to bring charges against Shepard for termination since he was a tenured teacher at the school.
Shepard was relieved of his coaching duties July 1 after he became the center of an investigation.
According to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan, the criminal investigation also involved a student at the school, but the details weren’t released.
Shepard taught algebra and geometry at Wilson Central.
Attorney Adam Parrish represents Shepard. A trial date is not yet set.
Shepard previously had hearings rescheduled earlier this year in January, as well as in November, September and July in 2016.