Fresno State Coach Suspended After Breaking Press Box Glass

October 19, 2022 / Athletic AdministrationCoachingFootball
Two fans of the Fresno State football team were injured during the Bulldogs’ Homecoming victory against San Jose State last weekend when a coach in the press box punched out a window after the visiting Spartans scored a touchdown.

The two fans, a woman and her young daughter, were treated at a local hospital for lacerations from the falling glass.

fresnoFollowing the game, Fresno State athletic director Terry Tumey said the coach has been placed on administrative leave after “[breaking] the window in coach’s box above a seating section.”

A recent report from The Fresno Bee detailed the events of the Bulldogs’ coach and the athletic department’s response. Below is an excerpt from The Fresno Bee report.

“At this point, we’re trying to figure out what’s going on with all that transpired, but I can definitely tell you that the individual that acted in that way will be placed on administrative leave, effective immediately,” Tumey said in an interview at the game.

“We have to have some disciplinary action until we can figure out what transpired. But our biggest concern right now, quite honestly, is our fans and the young women, the child, and her mother.”

Tumey declined to identify the coach but said they would not have any contact with the football program while out. It was not one of the Bulldogs’ 11 on-field coaches, a source said.

To read the full story from The Fresno Bee about the Fresno State Bulldogs team, click here.