football coach formally resigns
cornerbacks coach Willie Mack Garza still awaits a grand jury decision
in connection to a Sept. 20 accident on Southeast Loop 820.
Willie Mack Garza, the TCU assistant football coach who was arrested
in September on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failing
to render aid to an injured person, has resigned.
Garza cited personal reasons for the resignation when the Skiff reached
him by telephone. He said he plans to take a break but
will coach again. He would not comment futher.
Garza was arrested Sept. 20 in Fort Worth in connection to an accident
on Southeast Loop 820 in Forest Hill, police said.
The cornerbacks coach, who was suspended with pay and barred from
his formal duties after the arrest, is still awaiting a grand jury
investigation to determine whether he will be indicted on felony or
misdemeanor charges, assistant district attorney Curtis Stallings
said. The case could also be thrown out.
Stallings said the hearing is set for the middle of February.
The football team will begin interviewing replacement candidates over
the next few weeks, said Steve Fink, the athletics media relations
director. He said that Garza was not asked to resign.
Kacey Dunn,the interim coach during Garzas suspension, recently
acccepted a coaching position at the University of Arizona, Fink said.
Head coach Gary Patterson said the incident didnt distract the
The football team and the coaching staff are sorry that it happened,
but we all make choices, Patterson said.