POTSDAM, N.Y. — St. Lawrence County, N.Y., sheriff’s deputies arrested Potsdam coach Glenn Thomaris on Thursday on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right, according to the Associated Press.
Thomaris was stopped at 2:37 a.m. after other motorists complained of an erratic driver, according to deputies. His blood alcohol content was .15, well above New York’s legal limit of .10 percent.
School officials said that there will be no change in Thomaris’ coaching status while his case is pending.
Potsdam visits Oswego and Cortland in SUNYAC league contests this weekend. Thomaris is due in town court on Dec. 10 to answer the charges.
Potsdam hired Thomaris in August after former coach Ed Seney accepted the head coaching position at St. Anselm. Thomaris, a Potsdam native, coached Elmira for 14 years, amassing a record of 271-122-14 with seven NCAA Division III tournament appearances. He resigned at the end of the 2000-01 season, and was replaced by his assistant, Tim Ceglarski.
A 1977 graduate of Clarkson, Thomaris began his coaching career as an assistant at Potsdam, and was an assistant at Clarkson prior to becoming head coach at Elmira.