By Colton Williams & Jonathan J. Adams
Former Texas A&M University–Kingsville Athletics Director Brian DeAngelis, who officially resigned Thursday Sept. 20, was arrested Sept. 17 by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department for improper photography in a San Antonio Wal-Mart.
He was released on a $5,000 bond.
The San Antonio Police Department said that DeAngelis allegedly took up-skirt photos of an underage female with the camera attached to his shoe.
“I met with Brian at his request Monday morning,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and former Athletics Director Scott Gines. “He shared with me the general events of his Sunday night that he had been arrested on a felony charge of improper photography in San Antonio in a Wal-Mart that dealt with taking videos,”
DeAngelis was placed on administrative leave Monday Sept. 18.
“I met with Brian later that day–It was actually later that evening. I announced to him that he was placed on administrative leave,” Gines said. “He did not come to campus on Monday, actually at no time this week.”
“I met with Brian on Tuesday. At that time he gave me his verbal resignation,” Gines said.
On Wednesday, DeAngelis provided his written resignation, said Cheryl Cain, Director of Marketing and Communication.
Thursday at noon, Gines met with his Athletics Staff and released word of DeAngelis’ official resignation.
“The University’s doing all the appropriate things–like putting him on administrative leave immediately and those kinds of things, they have to be talking to system attorneys and doing things like that,” said Cain. “I do think we acted quickly.”
DeAngelis’ resignation was effective Sept. 19.
“Sorry, no comment. No comment,” DeAngelis said regarding his resignation.
Gines said due to the unexpected predicament regarding DeAngelis’ arrest, there has been no plan to replace the Athletics Director. For now, Gines will be filling the position.
DeAngelis was the Athletic Director at East Central University for seven years. Before taking the job at East Central he was assistant athletic director at Texas A&M Univeristy-Corpus Christi and various other position. Deangelis was one of five finalists for the position here at TAMUK.