Colorado Springs youth basketball coach arrested after sideline brawl

 William Thomas Harris III.  Photo courtesy CSPD.
William Thomas Harris III. Photo courtesy CSPD. (KKTV)
Published: Oct. 16, 2019 at 9:25 PM MDT
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A youth league basketball coach was arrested by Colorado Springs police Sunday on suspicion of assault, after witnesses said he attacked an official on the sidelines, court papers said.

Bystanders at a basketball tournament hosted by Colorado Springs Christian Schools said 32-year-old William Thomas Harris III, who goes by Trey, “cold-cocked” a 40-year-old official, an affidavit filed by police in the case said. Police were not called to the scene of the fight, police spokeswoman Natashia Kerr said.

Harris, owner of Pluto Basketball, a Colorado Springs club that trains youth basketball players, was accused of punching the official about four times, court papers said. The men were arguing during a game, witnesses said. When the official stood up from the officiating desk, Harris punched him in the face, according to the affidavit.

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