Colorado announced on Friday that assistant coach Joe Tumpkin had resigned from the program following a request from the school. The request comes after a restraining order was issued against Tumpkin by an ex-girlfriend amid accusations of domestic violence.
“Joe is currently defending himself against allegations made in court records that do not represent our values,” Colorado athletic director Rick George said in the school’s statement. “Furthermore we need to move forward to ensure we do not have gaps in our coaching staff as we build the team and sign new recruits.”
Tumpkin — the team’s safeties coach — will receive a severance package from the school as part of his resignation. Head coach Mike MacIntyre is looking to fill the position as quickly as possible, per the school’s statement.
According to Yahoo!, Tumpkin was originally suspended earlier this month after the allegations of domestic violence arose from his ex-girlfriend. The report details multiple reported violent incidents, and the ex-girlfriend was eventually granted a temporary restraining order.
Tumpkin had been with Colorado for the past two seasons, including this year’s 10-4 campaign that resulted in appearances in the Pac-12 title game and the Alamo Bowl.