Chris Beard, Texas basketball coach, charged with home assault

college of Texas head males’s basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested and charged with assault on a member of the household early Monday, Austin, Texas, police have confirmed.

Austin police spokesman Brandon Jones acknowledged Beard is accused of choking a particular person at a house inside the Tarrytown neighborhood in West Austin. Officers responded to a 911 “disturbance-pressing” name at 2:07 a.m. Monday.

Beard was booked into jail at 4:18 a.m. Monday, in accordance with the Travis County sheriff’s office jail data. Beard, forty nine, faces a third-diploma felony cost of assault on a household/household member-impede breath circulation.

Beard was nonetheless in jail as of 9 a.m. Monday with no bail quantity set, in accordance with on-line jail data.

UT launched a brief assertion on the arrest, saying “the college is aware of the state of affairs regarding Chris Beard. we’re persevering with to assemble information and monitoring the authorized course of.”

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Texas Longhorns head coach Chris Beard speaks with his payers during a timeout against Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Austin, Texas.

Beard, forty nine, is in his second 12 months at Texas. earlier than changing Shaka smart in 2021, Beard spent 5 seasons at Texas Tech and led the pink Raiders to the NCAA championship recreation in 2019. Beard, who has additionally coached at Fort Scott neighborhood faculty, Seminole State faculty, McMurry college, Angelo State and Arkansas-Little Rock, is a 1995 Texas graduate.

When he was employed at Texas, Beard obtained a seven-12 months contract with an annual wage of $5 million.


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