UO: Ducks' assistant football coach will be fired following DUII arrest
EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon is planning to fire its assistant football coach after he was charged with DUII on Saturday night.
The school’s Director of Athletics sent out a statement Sunday that said UO Assistant Football Coach David Reaves was arrested for driving under the influence. He’s since been released from the Lane County Jail.
Reaves was put on administrative leave, and the university has started “the process to terminate his employment with cause.”
Oregon's new head coach, WillieTaggart, brought Reaves along from his coaching staff at South Florida to Be the Ducks' new co-offensive coordinator. He coached under Taggart the previous four seasons at University of Southern Florida.
Reaves was hired at Oregon on January 17.
The termination follows news that Oregon's strength coach was suspended after three football players were hospitalized by a series of intense workouts.
Below is the full statement from University of Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens:
“University of Oregon assistant football coach David Reaves was arrested last night and charged with Driving Under the Influence by members of the Eugene Police Department. Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process to terminate his employment with cause has commenced. The University has high standards for the conduct of employees and is addressing this matter with the utmost of seriousness.”