Hawaii assistant coach Chris Demarest suspended one game

Sep 7, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Hawaii Warriors huddle following the injury of Hawaii Warriors linebacker Brenden Daley (56) against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com Hawaii special teams coordinator and safeties coach Chris Demarest has been suspended for “inappropriate actions on the sideline” in a 33-14 loss to Oregon State Saturday.

The Mountain West Conference suspended Demarest he broke a sportsmanship rule, citing rule 4.4.3:

4.4.3 Obscene Gestures and Language. An individual who uses obscene gestures or unduly
provocative language or action toward a game official, Conference personnel, another institution, a
student-athlete or personnel of another institution, coach or spectator shall be subject to the following
penalties: First Offense. Public reprimand. Subsequent Offenses. Suspension for at least two contests and public announcement
through standard Conference channels. The penalty shall not exceed one season of competition. Statute of Limitations. An individual penalized for obscene gestures or language shall
have his/her record expunged one calendar year from the date of the latest offense, provided that
individual has no further offenses during that time period.

Demarest, who has previously coached at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania , Tiffin University in Ohio, Rutgers and North Carolina State.

He will miss Hawaii’s against the Nevada Wolfpack on September 21. Hawaii has a bye this week.

Topics: Chris Demarest, Hawaii

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