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From KIRO 7: Former UW coach Jim Lambright arrested following domestic violence complaint

From our news partner, KIRO 7:

Jim Lambright, the former University of Football coach who also was defensive coordinator during the team's 1991 national championship, was arrested as part of a domestic violence investigation.

Follow this link to read the public court documents in Lambright's case.

Lambright, 72, was booked into jail at 3:01 a.m. on June 19, according to the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office. The former coach was released on his personal recognizance by the court at 2:50 p.m. that same day.

Booking is required in a domestic violence case. Lambright has not been charged.

KIRO 7 reporter Graham Johnson talked to Lambright at his home Wednesday afternoon, but the former coach did not comment about the case in detail. We're putting together that video right now for KIRO 7 Eyewitness News starting at 5 p.m., and we'll also post it with this story.

An Everett native, Lambright was a UW player and two-time letter winner, graduating in 1965. He earned all-conference honors for the Huskies in 1964 and also was the team’s Guy Flaherty Award winner as a senior.

Lambright started as a UW football coach in 1969 as an assistant for Jim Owens. He remained under Don James when James took over in 1975. Lambright spent 16 years as defensive coordinator, known for developing UW’s eight-man defensive front. He also was the assistant head coach form 1987-92.

He took over as head coach in 1992 following the Billy Joe Hobert scandal that led to the James’ resignation and NCAA sanctions for the UW.