Texas basketball coach Chris Beard arrested early Monday morning in Austin, TX

According to records from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Texas men’s basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday morning at 4:18 am in Austin for “Assault on a family/household member.” He also apparently was preventing the victim from breathing. Beard was booked with a third degree felony.

Beard, 49 years old, is in his second season as the head coach of the Texas men’s program. He took the job in the summer of 2021 after a successful few years with Texas Tech. After an up-and-down year in 2021-22, which featured an NCAA Tournament appearance, Beard has gotten a number of returners back plus a recruiting haul with a few five-stars. The result? A team that’s 7-1 and ranked inside the top-5 of the AP Poll.

Obviously, all of that may be in jeopardy pending how Beard’s legal situation unfolds. We’ll have more updates as everything plays out.

Texas releases statement

Later on Monday, Texas Athletics issued a statement regarding the situation around Chris Beard. Here was that:

“The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We are continuing to gather information and monitor the legal process.”

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