Bison coach cited for DUINorth Dakota State assistant wrestling coach Bret Maughan was convicted earlier this month for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
By: By Eric Peterson, Forum Communications Co., The Jamestown Sun
FARGO – North Dakota State assistant wrestling coach Bret Maughan was convicted earlier this month for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
NDSU athletic director Gene Taylor said Maughan will be suspended five days without pay. Maughan also will have to go through an alcohol evaluation.
“The (coaches) know they need to set the example and standard, and I know that Bret is extremely disappointed in himself,” Taylor said. “He knows he has let down his players and the program and he knows he is going to face the consequences.
“Basically, he only gets one chance. If it happens again, it will be immediate termination.”
Maughan was arrested for driving under the influence on July 14 in Fargo, according to police records.
Maughan received a sentence of 30 days in jail, which was conditionally suspended. He was also ordered to pay $1,025 in fines and fees with $400 conditionally suspended.
“This is certainly going to be a reminder that we need to remind not only our coaches, but all of our staff,” Taylor said. “They have a huge responsibility that they set an example.”
Bret Maughan is the son of former longtime NDSU head wrestling coach Bucky Maughan, who recently retired.
Peterson is a sports writer at the Fargo Forum