Mtn. West suspends Chris Demarest

Updated: September 10, 2013, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- The Mountain West Conference suspended Hawaii special teams and safeties coach Chris Demarest one game for inappropriate sideline conduct during a loss to Oregon State.

A conference official declined to give details, but the release says Demarest was suspended under a sportsmanship rule that governs obscene gestures and language toward other people during games.

The conference said in a release Tuesday that Demarest, in his second year as a position coach with the Warriors, is prohibited from coaching during Hawaii's next game Sept. 21 at Nevada.

Hawaii coach Norm Chow said in a statement that the situation is unfortunate and the team will abide by the penalty.

Hawaii (0-2) lost 33-14 to Oregon State on Saturday. The Beavers (1-1) outscored the Warriors 19-0 in the second half.

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