Gonzaga Head Coach Mark Few Facing DUI Charge After Police Citation

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 7, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - APRIL 05: Head coach Mark Few of the Gonzaga Bulldogs looks on during the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Baylor Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 05, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Gonzaga men's basketball coach Mark Few was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence in Idaho, according to Greg Mason and Nico Portuondo of the Spokesman-Review.

Mason and Portuondo reported police pulled Few over Monday night based on a report he was "driving erratically and speeding." His blood-alcohol level was measured at .119 and .120, above the legal limit of .08.

Gonzaga athletic director Chris Standiford issued a statement: "While the facts of the situation are still being evaluated, we understand its severity and the legal process that will follow. As a Gonzaga employee, we respect Coach Few's right to privacy and will refrain from further comment at this time."

Few released a statement later Tuesday evening:

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Statement from Mark Few: <a href="https://t.co/aDpzLaavzZ">pic.twitter.com/aDpzLaavzZ</a>

Per the Coeur d'Alene Press, the police report said Few "exhibited several signs of intoxication" at the scene after he was pulled over. He refused to complete field sobriety tests but did undergo breath testing.

Few is entering his 23rd season as the Bulldogs' head coach. The team is 630-125 during that time and has grown into a perennial Final Four contender. The Zags were the national runners-up in 2017 and 2021.

Gonzaga is scheduled to tip off the 2021-22 season Nov. 13 at home against Texas.