WAURIKA, Okla. (KTEN) — Former Ringling Public Schools head football coach Philip Koons was back in the courtroom on Tuesday for the continuation of a hearing that was cut short on January 31 due to a medical incident.

The hearing in Waurika focused on Koons' motion to withdraw his no contest plea.

After cross examination, a Jefferson County judge accepted the no contest plea withdrawal, which means that Koons' case will go to a jury trial. The defendant was seen exiting the courthouse with his arms raised and fists clenched.

Koons was charged with outraging public decency last October.

"We were expecting it," said Tod Mercer, an attorney representing the alleged victims. "I think the judge didn't have much choice. Whenever a plea bargain is rejected like that — like the judge rejected this plea bargain — they pretty much have to give them an opportunity to withdraw their plea and enter a not guilty plea."

A precise trial date has not yet been set, but is expected sometime in September.

"It's very difficult on them," Mercer said, referring to his clients. "They have to come to court or some kind of issue comes up with the case, it's another trigger for them to relive the abuse that they went through."

Philip Koons is still listed as the principal of Ringling High School on the district's website. Administrators did not respond to KTEN's request to clarify Koons' current status.