Ducks assistant football coach resigns before he's fired after DUII arrest

EUGENE, Ore. – The Ducks assistant football coach arrested on a DUII charge in January resigned Friday, according to the University of Oregon.

David Reaves, 38, was arrested Sunday, January 22 in downtown Eugene on charges of reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and DUII. Wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty was a passenger in the vehicle at the time.

After the arrest, the University of Oregon placed Reaves on administrative leave. Reaves was only five days into a two-year contract reportedly worth $300,000 a year, according to the Oregonian/OregonLive.

Athletic Director Rob Mullens said in a statement: “Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process to terminate his employment with cause has commenced.”

Before the firing process was completed, Reaves resigned from the program.

Reaves was previously an assistant coach at the University of South Florida. He coached for four seasons under the Ducks’ new head coach Willie Taggart.

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