Trial set for ex-Cottonwood High coach charged with assault

Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 5:24 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — A trial has been set for a former assistant Cottonwood High School football coach accused of assaulting a man at a party.

A three-day trial beginning April 23 was set in 3rd District Court Monday for Eric Christian Eyre, 31, who is facing a single charge of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.

According to charging documents, Eyre was attending a party at 2015 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City on March 24 when his friend got into an argument with another man about spilled alcohol. Eyre and his friend were asked to leave the party.

Eyre then punched the man who was arguing with his friend and repeatedly hit the man's head against the ground, knocking him unconscious, charging documents state.

According to police, the victim was treated at University Hospital for a concussion, received stitches to his forehead and chin and suffered three chipped teeth.

Eyre resigned from his post at Cottonwood after charges were filed.

Emiley Morgan

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