You have to say this about Coastal Carolina University: they might be a small school, but their level of commitment rivals that of any major college powerhouse. Unfortunately, this commitment seems to be towards getting as many members of their teams arrested as humanly possible. Whether it’s football players or golfers, all too often some member of the Chanticleers is making news for all the wrong reasons.
(Is this runner exhausted, or hung over? You make the call!)
It’s a bad sign that I know that their teams are called the Chanticleers just because of the number of times I’ve had to write about one of their athletes getting arrested. But this time it’s a totally different story: it’s coach getting thrown in jail, with the MYRTLE BEACH SUN NEWS saying that track and field and cross country coach Jeff Jacobs was arrested for a DUI early Saturday morning. Who says that the older generation can’t learn from the kids of today?
The cross-country team had a practice later in the morning on Saturday, but the women’s team coach took over for him. After all, who wants to be running cross-country with a wicked hangover? Jacobs didn’t comment other than to apologize for his actions, which is not typically the action of an innocent man. His job status is in limbo, but at least Jacobs said that “nobody has told me I don’t have a job anymore.”
Jacobs’ arrest comes at a particularly embarrassing time for Coastal Carolina, which launched its “Smart Choice” campus alcohol awareness initiative earlier in the week, “geared toward encouraging students to make responsible decisions in life.” Of course, the students at Coastal Carolina seem to be excited about the “Smart Choice” program; at least, excited enough that a bunch of them were arrested that night for underage drinking, no doubt as part of celebrations about the initiative’s launch.
Coastal Carolina: where you don’t reach the top until you’ve said “bottoms up.”