An assistant coach for the University of Louisville football team has been arrested.
Cortney Braswell, one of four quality control coaches on Scott Satterfield’s staff, was arrested by St. Matthews Police on June 22. He was charged with theft of property and extradited to the Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Wednesday.
Braswell was a high school coach before coming to Louisville. He spent a year coaching Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Georgia, and two years at Chattanooga Central High School in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found that Braswell “pocketed at least $2,480 in payments” he received from two semi-pro football teams that had paid to use Central’s field for their home games, according to a press release.
The Comptroller’s Office investigation revealed that Braswell was paid “at least” $1,480 by a women’s semi-pro team in 2016 and 2017, as well as $1,000 by a men’s semi-pro team in 2017.
The release said the Hamilton County Department of Education policy “requires groups seeking to use school facilities to complete a use form and have it approved by the principal and the Office of Risk Management.” Additionally, the form makes applicants submit proof of general liability insurance. Neither team provided this information to the high school in 2017.
Investigators made “numerous attempts” to meet with Braswell, according to the release. While he initially spoke with investigators by telephone, he eventually stopped returning their calls. Braswell was indicted by the Hamilton County Grand Jury in May.
Satterfield said in a statement given from the athletic communications staff that he is “aware of the situation” regarding Braswell.
“I’ve talked to Cortney and we are continuing to gather more information,” Satterfield said.