College football assistant coach arrested, put on leave after allegedly having improper relationship
North Texas quarterbacks coach Tate Wallis has been put on administrative leave following his arrest for having an improper relationship with a student, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle’s Brett Vito.
ESPN’s Dave Wilson reported that Wallis’ improper relationship stemmed from coaching at a nearby high school in Denton, Texas, in 2019. The incidents are alleged to have happened in October and December while serving as the offensive coordinator at Argyle High School.
North Texas hired Wallis in January to coach its quarterbacks.
Wallis now faces 2 charges of having an improper relationship with a student, a felony in the state of Texas. Wallis posted $20,000 bond and was released from jail.
“We have been made aware of charges brought against a member of our football coaching staff for a matter unrelated to his employment with the university. The employee has been placed on administrative leave and will not be allowed on campus or to participate in any job related duties while on leave. We have initiated a review of the available information, and we will take appropriate action following completion of the review,” North Texas said in a statement.
Wallis coached under Art Briles at Baylor from 2009-2015. He’s spent the last 4 years coaching high school football.