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Suspension extended for UC Davis Men’s Basketball Coach

Assistant coach Jonathan Metzger-Jones will face a week-long suspension following involvement in an altercation during a recent game


By SYDNEY AMESTOY — campus@theaggie.org


UC Davis Men’s Basketball assistant coach Jonathan Metzger-Jones is facing an extended suspension following his involvement in an altercation during the Feb. 11 game against UC Santa Barbara. 

The event took place late in the game, and the two players involved were ejected from the game for the remainder of the second half and were both suspended from the following game. During the event, two elderly fans sitting on the sidelines were knocked over.

After further review, Metzger-Jones was also suspended from the next game for his actions during the altercation, a penalty that was later increased to one week of suspension. 

After additional review and consultation, I have decided to extend assistant men’s basketball coach Jonathan Metzger-Jones’ suspension from all team activities for one week including the two upcoming contests,” UC Davis athletic director Rocko DeLuca said in a Feb. 15 press release. “Coach Metzger-Jones has acknowledged his conduct fell way short of our expectations and has accepted full responsibility for his actions.”

Metzger-Jones was the only coach suspended, alongside the two players, Ty Johnson of UC Davis and Andre Kelly of UC Santa Barbara. Johnson did not face further suspension and played in the team’s victorious Feb. 20 game against UC San Diego.

As of Feb. 21, Metzger-Jones had not responded to a request for comment. 


Written by: Sydney Amestoy — campus@theaggie.org