Coach Scuffles with Referee, Spends Night in Jail


Well this is gauche.

On Wednesday Blinn College police arrested Bill Damuth, women’s basketball coach at Trinity Valley Community College after a game between the two schools in Schulenburg, Texas. According to an article in the Huffington Post:

Bill Damuth was freed from Washington County Jail on $1,500 bond Thursday, a day after Blinn College police arrested him on a charge of resisting arrest. Freed on $2,500 bond was Lesha Dunn, Trinity Valley’s 6-foot-4 freshman post player from Canada, who was charged with assault on a police officer.

The incident came about after Damuth apparently shouted at basketball referees during a game between Blinn and Trinity Valley.

Trinity Valley President Daniel Holt said he “regrets” the episode happened and indicted that the school “will conduct a thorough internal investigation. After all the facts of the altercation have been determined, we will take any appropriate disciplinary action necessary.”

This is Damuth’s first year as head coach of the Lady Cardinals. Trinity Valley lost the game, 61 to 55.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer