University of San Diego head men’s basketball coach Lamont Smith was arrested on domestic violence charges Sunday in the Bay Area, according to 10-News San Diego (ABC affiliate).
Smith was arrested at Oakland International Airport while preparing to travel back to San Diego with the team after they played a game at the University of San Francisco the night before.
San Francisco police were dispatched to the Toreros’ team hotel on Saturday night after reports of a domestic violence disturbance. 10-News reports that the victim was “intimately involved” with Smith, and she was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Smith is reportedly facing three charges in San Francisco: domestic violence, assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury, and false imprisonment.
The University of San Diego released a statement to 10-News:
“We are aware of the report of allegations related to Lamont Smith. We have very few details at the time, but we will be gathering information and will be commencing an investigation into the matter.”
Smith, 42, is in his third season as the Toreros’ head coach after playing basketball there from 1995-1999. He’s also been an assistant coach at Saint Louis, Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara, Arizona State, Washington, and New Mexico.
San Diego finished the regular season with an 18-12 record, including a 9-9 record in the WCC (fourth place). They won Saturday night’s game at San Francisco, 64-61.