Texas men’s basketball Head coach Chris Beard was arrested for assaulting a family member in Texas early Monday morning, according to police records.
Beard, 49, was booked into the Travis County Jail at about 5:18 a.m. on a third-degree felony assault on a family or household member impeding the circulation of breath, according to police records. Travis County Sheriff’s Office inmates.
He was arrested for the Austin Police Department. According to police, police were called to a house for a disturbance just after midnight.
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The university acknowledged Beard’s arrest in a statement, via FOX Sports.
“The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We continue to gather information and monitor the legal process.”
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Beard joined the Longhorns in April 2021 after leading Texas Tech to the 2019 NCAA Championship Game and the 2018 Elite Eight. In his 12 seasons as a head coach, he is 274-115 and 164-72 as a Division I head coach.
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In his first year at Texas, Beard led the Longhorns to a 22-12 overall record.
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