Looks like it was a tough night down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for one person…
Alabama defensive coordinator Stephen Thomas “Pete” Golding was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence by Northport (Alabama) Police, according to ESPN.
Northport Police Assistant Chief Keith Carpenter confirmed the arrest happened around 1 AM.
Golding is widely known for his excellent recruiting skills, as he’s been apart of Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama since 2018 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2019.
He helped the Crimson Tide reach a ESPN number two ranked signing class over the offseason, and coached the team to a National Championship appearance just a few short weeks ago.
Just yesterday, Saban spoke high praises of the guy and the job he’s done at Bama so far:
“Pete’s got a great personality. I think he really works hard at it, he’s a really good coach and he has a good relationship with the players on our team. And I think when players talk to the players on our team, they sort of get that feedback.”
“That’s all helpful in terms of players feeling comfortable here, knowing that they have a good relationship with the coach that recruited them but also with the coach that’s going to coach them and a lot of the other people involved in the organization. So Pete does a good job of selling all those things in a positive way.”
His bond has been set at $500, but as of right now, Golding still remains in Tuscaloosa County Jail.
Alabama has yet to release a statement on the arrest.
NEW: Mugshot of @AlabamaFTBL Defensive Coordinator Pete Golding, arrested on suspicion of DUI charge in Northport this morning around 1:30am Photo source: Tuscaloosa Co Sheriffs Office pic.twitter.com/Akzjhh6zRr