University of San Diego basketball coach Lamont Smith was arrested on domestic violence charges Sunday as he and his team prepared to return home from a Saturday night game against San Francisco, according to a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department.
Police received a call of a disturbance at a downtown hotel at about 12:20 a.m., where they made contact with a woman "who appeared to have injuries and stated she was assaulted," police said.
The victim, who told police she knew Smith, was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Smith was arrested at Oakland International Airport at about 10:15 a.m., and faces charges of domestic violence, assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury and false imprisonment.
"We are aware of the report of allegations related to Lamont Smith," the university said in a statement Sunday. "We have very few details at the time, but we will be gathering information and will be commencing an investigation into the matter."
The school stood by its statement when contacted Monday morning.
SFPD is expected to present the case to the San Francisco District Attorney's office early this week, according to police.
Smith is in his third year as coach at San Diego, which is 18-12 this season after Saturday night's victory over USF. He played for San Diego from 1994 to 1999 and previously worked as an assistant coach at New Mexico and Washington.
Smith is married with two kids.