Wyoming assistant Garza resigns after DUI arrest

Field Level Media

October 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm.

Wyoming assistant coach Willie Mack Garza resigned on Monday, about two weeks after being charged with driving under the influence.

“He resigned, and we’re moving forward,” Cowboys head coach Craig Bohl said, per the Daily Journal. “We’ve shuffled our coaching staff around. … That’s what we’re at, and we’ll move forward with that grouping.”

Garza, who joined Bohl’s staff as a safeties coach in May, was booked into the Albany County jail on Oct. 17 on misdemeanor DUI and speeding charges. The school suspended him indefinitely the next day.

Garza pleaded not guilty to both charges. His next scheduled court appearance is on Nov. 14.

This is not the first time Garza has resigned under a cloud.

Garza was an assistant coach on Lane Kiffin’s staff at Tennessee in 2009 and followed Kiffin to Southern California in 2010. He resigned as the Trojans’ secondary coach in 2011 after receiving a show-cause penalty from the NCAA for his role in major recruiting violations while at Tennessee.

Wyoming (6-2, 3-1 Mountain West) continues its season on Nov. 9 at No. 21 Boise State (6-1, 3-0).