11:04 AM PT — The Austin Police Dept. has released more details regarding Chris Beard‘s arrest … saying after officers responded to a residence following the 911 call, a woman told them “she had been assaulted and strangled by” the UT men’s basketball coach.
The APD also released Beard’s mug shot … showing the 49-year-old looking stern.
Longhorns men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard is in jail in Texas … after officials say he committed an assault on one of his family/household members.
According to jail records, Beard was booked in Travis County, Texas on Monday at 2:18 AM … on a charge of felony “assault on family/household member impede breath circulation.”
A spokesperson for the Austin Police Dept. said officers were called to a residence in Austin “for a disturbance” at 12:15 AM — and Beard was arrested a short time later. No further details surrounding the allegations have been released.
49-year-old Beard is in his second season at UT — in 2021, he led the Longhorns to a 22-12 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance. This year, he got the team off to a 7-1 start.
The Longhorns last played on Saturday night, beating Arkansas – Pine Bluff, 88-43. Their next game is scheduled for Monday night against Rice. The school said in a statement Monday morning, “The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process.”
Originally Published — 6:32 AM PT