Former Arizona Wildcats star Jason Gardner resigns from head coaching job after DUI arrest

Gardner was the head coach at IUPUI
Posted at 11:53 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 20:09:04-04

Former Arizona Wildcats star point guard and current IUPUI men's basketball coach Jason Gardner has resigned from his role as IUPUI men's basketball coach after he was arrested early Monday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Gardner was arrested at 5:10 a.m. Monday in Fishers, Indiana and charged with OWI, according to police records.

The 38-year-old Gardner played for UA from 1999-2003. He was a three-time First-team All-Pac-10 selection and helped guide the Wildcats to the 2001 NCAA national championship game. He played professional basketball for several international clubs and was the German League MVP for EWE Oldenburg in 2009.

Gardner served as an assistant coach at Loyola Illinois and Memphis before being named the head coach at IUPUI in his hometown of Indianapolis. He compiled a 64-93 record in five seasons as Jaguars head coach.

IUPUI spokesman Ed Holdaway said Gardner's resignation was a mutual decision between him and the university.