Former SEC head coach reportedly arrested at hotel
Hal Mumme, the former head coach at Kentucky, was reportedly arrested early Friday morning at the Hyatt in downtown Lexington.
Mumme is charged with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, WKYT reported.
Officers said Mumme was asked to leave the building and refused. They also say he got physical during an arrest attempt.
Mumme was the head football coach at UK for four seasons, from late 1996 to early 2001. He resigned amid allegations he violated NCAA rules. He left Kentucky with a 20-26 record, including a 10-22 record in the SEC and an 0-2 record in two bowl appearances. Mumme’s UK program is perhaps most known for developing Tim Couch develop into an elite SEC passer and eventually the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.
Mumme is considered the godfather of the Air Raid and last year was announced as the first coach of The Spring League’s Lineman team.
Mumme is a a mentor of Mike Leach, as the two worked together at a number of programs. Mumme previously served as the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Renegades in the XFL.
He has recently become more involved in the NIL era and launched his own NIL agency, Hal Mumme and Associates, earlier in May.