CHARLOTTESVILLE – An Eastern Hancock High School basketball coach and middle school teacher was arrested on Friday night and accused of driving drunk, police said.

Sharon Doud, 47, was stopped by Fortville Police at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday night for erratic driving behavior on South Maple Street in Fortville.

She was taken into custody by Fortville Police and booked in jail at 11:45 p.m. on a single charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. She remains in custody at Hancock County Jail with her bail set at $600.

Eastern Hancock girls basketball coach Shari Doud was arrested on Friday night for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Doud was hired as the Royals head coach in the summer of 2015.
Eastern Hancock girls basketball coach Shari Doud was arrested on Friday night for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Doud was hired as the Royals head coach in the summer of 2015.

During the investigation, it was found Doud admitted to officers she had been drinking while at a concert, according to a Fortville Police Department press release. Doud complied with the arresting officer’s request to conduct a field sobriety test and had a breath-alcohol content of .217 BAC, which is almost three times the legal limit.

The Fortville Police officers who spotted Doud were working Operation Pull Over on Friday, a state-funded grant for officers to look for impaired drivers.

Doud is a sixth-grade Language Arts & Social Studies teacher at Eastern Hancock Middle School.

Doud is the head varsity girls’ basketball coach at Eastern Hancock High School. She was hired last summer as a teacher and the Royals new coach following the resignation of former head coach Jeremy Powers.

Doud coached girls basketball at Pendleton Heights High School from 2001-12 prior to taking over the Eastern Hancock program in the summer of 2015. Her first head coaching position was at Greenfield-Central in 2000-01, when she led the Cougars to a 13-8 record.

At Pendleton Heights, Doud’s teams posted six season with 18 or more wins and won three consecutive sectional titles from 2009-11. Her 2008-09 team won a regional championship.

In her first year at Eastern Hancock, the Royals finished 17-8.

Doud is a 1987 Mt. Vernon graduate, where she was an all-state player and a 2012 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team member. She attended Drake University on a full basketball scholarship before embarking on her coaching career.

She holds a career coaching record of 216-94 in 13 seasons overall.

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Rich Torres is sports editor at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at rtorres@greenfieldreporter.com or 317-477-3227.