UTEP special teams coordinator arrested on suspicion of DWI

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Jail records uncovered by The Prospector Tuesday show that UTEP football Special Teams Coordinator, Don Yanowsky, was arrested in early November on suspicion of DWI.

The arrest came just one day before the UTEP football team was scheduled to leave for Mufreesboro, TN for a game against Middle Tennessee. 

According to court documents, Yanowsky, 58, was stopped by an El Paso Police officer for not signaling a lane change as he traveling in the 3800 block of N. Mesa near Sun Bowl drive in the early hours of Nov. 3. 

During the stop, the officer claims he smelled alcohol coming from Yanowsky and he had red, bloodshot eyes. During questioning, Yanowsky allegedly admitted to having "2-3 beers" at Pellican's restaurant about 40 minutes before being stopped by police according to the court documents.

Yanowsky was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center on a $750 bond. He was released later the same day. 

According to UTEP Athletic's website, Yanowsky completed his second season on the UTEP coaching staff and was promoted to special teams coordinator for three games this season after Brian Natkin was named the team's offensive coordinator. 

Yanowsky has been coaching for 37 seasons for various teams including Arkansas State, Minnesota, Utah, and LSU. 

UTEP traveled to Middle Tennessee State the day following Yanowsky's arrest and lost 30-3. 


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