Steve Matthews resigned as Knoxville Catholic’s soccer coach, the varsity introduced in a press launch Monday night. Matthews had been arrested on drunken driving and drug possession prices. Matthews, 50, coached at Catholic for eight seasons.
“We’re grateful for the years of service that Steve has give Knoxville Catholic Excessive College,” Knoxville Catholic president Dickie Sompayrac mentioned in an announcement saying the resignation. “He is a championship caliber coach and we remorse that his tenure at KCHS has ended this manner. We respect Steve’s determination and we’ll pray for him and his household as we strikes forward.”
On April 1, a Knoxville Police Division officer stopped Matthews for failing to remain in his lane at Maloney Street and Alcoa Freeway, in accordance with an arrest warrant. The officer seen an “open can of Smirnoff Ice Smash Screwdriver within the again pocket of the entrance passenger seat,” officer Delsean Griffith wrote within the warrant.
The officer reported he requested Matthews to step out of the automotive and seen he smelled of alcohol and appeared unsteady on his toes. Matthews initially instructed the officer he had had 5 to 6 beers, however then mentioned he had had three to 4 beers when requested once more, the warrant mentioned.
Police searched his automotive and reported discovering a plastic bag containing seven tablets recognized as “acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate, a Schedule 2 prescription narcotic,” in accordance with the arrest warrant.
Matthews mentioned he “believes he has a prescription however couldn’t present proof on the time of the cease,” the warrant reads.
Matthews refused to carry out sobriety exams and was taken into custody. He was launched from jail the following morning, information present.
Matthews was employed at Catholic in December 2012. He beforehand served because the offensive coordinator at Siegel in Murfreesboro for 3 seasons. After eight seasons at Catholic, his report was 74-28, together with two state championships (2015, 2017).
Matthews was a quarterback at Tennessee for one season, in 1990, earlier than transferring to Memphis. He was drafted within the seventh spherical of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. He spent three seasons with the Chiefs after which performed one season every with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans.