UNC Pembroke head men’s basketball coach Ben Miller has been placed on administrative leave by the university. Assistant Tony Jones coached the team in last night’s 95-90 OT season opening win vs. Catawba.
According to a report from the Robesonian, Miller was placed on a two-week leave this past Monday following an incident with his school issued vehicle.
From the report:
(The) incident under review is a traffic accident that involved a 2017 Chevrolet passenger car UNCP provides Miller.
According to a Lumberton Police Department report, the accident happened at 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 1 when the Chevrolet was being driven by Jasmine Powell, of River Run Drive in Lumberton, north in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 and struck two passenger cars and a bus near mile marker 18. Powell was charged with DWI and the report said she had a blood alcohol level of 0.17, more than double the legal limit of 0.08. There was alcohol on the vehicle’s floor board, according to the report.
Multiple sources say Powell, a 27-year-old student at UNCP, was seen with Miller earlier that night.
The school refused to comment on this personnel matter.
Miller, a former assistant at Kansas, is in his 12th season at UNCP.
More on this story as it continues to develop.