HONOLULU – The Mountain West Conference in suspending Hawaii special teams and safeties coach Chris Demarest one game for inappropriate sideline conduct during a loss to Oregon State.
The conference said in a release Tuesday that Demarest is prohibited from coaching during Hawaii's next game Sept. 21 at Nevada.
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.
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 Rainbow Warriors 19-0 in the second half.
Demarest is in his second year as a position coach with Hawaii.