I have no dog in the fight but if the coach doesn't want to look bad, he better let her transfer.
Currently, it's looking like he's holding her against her wishes and also spoiling her chance of looking at other schools with that premature tweet. It wasn't his role to announce her new school and completely unprofessional.
He does have something to lose by the way. It makes him look bad to the AD and also future recruits. Unlike you guys, the young talented high schoolers will side with Tara, not Petros...Especially with how active she is on social media. Keep in mind, she has 100k followers..
This hurts UGA track's reputation. I feel like it's a bit petty that the NCAA makes stipulations against transferring anyways. If the kid doesn't want to be there, then they should be able to leave. Period. The coach gets bonuses in his contract for all the SEC and NCAA top finishes, so Petros makes money off her. Go figure why he wouldn't release her.