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Texas Longhorns basketball coach Chris Beard arrested

AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas men’s basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested Monday morning on charges of assaulting a family/household member for obstructing air circulation. It’s a third degree felony.

Jail records online showed the 49-year-old coach was taken to Travis County Jail at 4:18 a.m.

The Austin Police Department said he was called to the 1900 block of Vista Ln. at 12:15 a.m. Monday for a disturbance related to Beard’s arrest. It’s in the Tarrytown area.

KXAN has reached out to Texas University of Athletics for a statement. He responded as follows: “The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We continue to gather information and monitor the legal process.

Beard worked at Texas Tech before being hired at UT in April 2021.

Texas is Beard’s alma mater. He was a former UT student assistant under then-basketball coach Tom Penders. He returned to Austin after an impressive five seasons in charge of the Red Raiders.

The Longhorns have a home game scheduled at Moody Center Monday at 7 p.m. against Rice University.

This is a developing story; stay with KXAN for updates.


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