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
22.214.171.124 First Offense. Public reprimand.
126.96.36.199 Subsequent Offenses. Suspension for at least two contests and public announcement
through standard Conference channels. The penalty shall not exceed one season of competition.
188.8.131.52 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.