Former Siena basketball coach arrested in Saratoga bar fight
SARATOGA SPRINGS Former Siena Saints head basketball coach Bob Beyer was arrested late Thursday night in connection with an altercation inside Gaffney’s bar on Caroline Street.
Beyer, 51, and Ryan Chartrand, 36, of Saratoga Springs, were being escorted out of the bar by bouncers when Edward Parenteau, 34, of Saratoga Springs, allegedly punched a bouncer in the face and cut his nose, according to Saratoga Springs police.
As police attempted to arrest Parenteau, Beyer and Chartrand tried to stop officers and they were subsequently arrested, police said. Beyer then allegedly began to fight with police.
Parenteau was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Chartrand was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation.
Beyer was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation, as well as resisting arrest, also a misdemeanor.
Beyer was the head coach at Siena College from 1994 to 1997, during which time the team won 22 games and lost 59. He's currently an assistant head coach with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. He resides in Florida.