NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A former middle school soccer coach in Nashville has pleaded guilty to nine counts of statutory rape and other charges involving seven underage girls.
 
The Tennessean reports 47-year-old George ``Rico'' Laise entered a plea agreement last week that calls for him to serve 12 years without a chance for early release or parole.
 
Laise was a soccer coach at Harpeth Hall middle school when he was arrested in June 2013.
 
Police said Laise's victims ranged in age from 14 to 17.