Chris Beard, Texas men's basketball coach, arrested early Monday morning in Austin
Chris Beard, Texas men’s basketball coach, was arrested and charged with assault on a family member early Monday, according to multiple reports.
Austin police spokesman Brandon Jones said it is alleged that Beard strangled a person at a home in Tarrytown. Officers responded to a 911 “disturbance-urgent” call at 2:07 a.m. Monday, reported Tony Plohetski of the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE. Beard was arrested at 4:18 a.m. on Monday and charged with assault on a family/household member, Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported. Beard was booked with a third-degree felony.
Beard is in his second season at Texas. He took the job in the summer of 2021 after a successful run with Texas Tech.
Texas just released the following statement on the arrest of head basketball coach Chris Beard:
“The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process.”
— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports) December 12, 2022
The Longhorns are 7-1 and ranked No. 2 in the country in the AP Top 25. They are set to play Rice on Monday night.
According to the Travis County Sheriff’s office, Chris Beard was arrested for “Assault on a family/household member” including the prevention of breathing. pic.twitter.com/PrL3CJp3bm
— /r/CollegeBasketball (@redditCBB) December 12, 2022