Gonzaga suspended Mark Few for its season opener after the head coach’s September arrest for DUI in Idaho, it announced on Saturday.
Few will miss the Bulldogs’ Kraziness in the Kennel on Saturday, two exhibition games and the season opener against Dixie State. He will return to the sideline on Nov. 13 for their home date with Texas.
“I have had a month to reflect on the regretful decisions I made on Sept. 6,” Few said in a statement. “I again offer my sincere apology and I remain committed to learning from this mistake.
“I know this impacts our student-athletes and the coaching staff as we begin the season. I understand the severity of my actions and am sorry for the impact this consequence has on our team.”
Few was arrested over Labor Day weekend outside of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where he owns a lake house, after police received reports that he was driving erratically and speeding. He refused a field sobriety test, but breath samples showed a blood alcohol level of .119. The legal limit is .08.
According to the probable cause declaration, officers smelled alcohol on his breath after he rolled down the window and when Few refused the field test, he was taken at his request to a local hospital for the blood draw.
The 58-year-old Few is beginning his 22nd season at Gonzaga.