UNLV coach Tim Chambers—on indefinite medical leave since July due to back surgery—was arrested Tuesday for driving under the influence. He has been placed on administrative leave, the school said.
Chambers—who coached Bryce Harper at JC of Southern Nevada—was also charged with two counts of failure to maintain a lane and not having proof of insurance. He is being held on $5,000 cash bail and is scheduled for a hearing Thursday morning.
In a statement, athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said, “We are aware that Tim Chambers was arrested earlier today in Las Vegas. He has been immediately put on administrative leave. We are in the process of gathering all of the facts and at this time have no further comment.”
Since Chambers’ surgery, associate head coach Stan Stolte has been acting head coach.
Chambers has been the Rebels coach for five seasons. He led them to a regional 2014, earning the program's first at-large bid since 1989. UNLV regressed this spring, going 25-31 and finishing in sixth place in the Mountain West.
Before arriving at UNLV, Chambers was the coach of the JC of Southern Nevada for 11 years and won the 2003 Junior College World Series.