CHARLOTTESVILLE — The future of an Eastern Hancock High School basketball coach and middle school teacher will be under review after Sharon Doud was arrested and accused of driving drunk Friday night.
Doud, 47, was stopped by Fortville Police at approximately 11 p.m. Friday for erratic driving behavior on South Maple Street in Fortville.
She was taken into custody by Fortville Police and booked at Hancock County Jail at 11:45 p.m. on a single charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Her bail was set at $600.
It was found Doud, the Eastern Hancock girls varsity basketball coach, admitted to officers she had been drinking while at a concert, according to the police report.
Doud complied with an officer’s request to conduct a field sobriety test and had a breath-alcohol content of .217, 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 and social studies teacher at Eastern Hancock Middle School.
When asked about Doud’s tenure as both an educator and a coach at the school, Dr. Vicki McGuire, the superintendent of Eastern Hancock County Community School Corporation told The Daily Reporter in an email statement, “This is a personnel issue and we will investigate and make decisions based on facts.”
Doud was hired as a teacher and as the head varsity girls basketball coach at Eastern Hancock High School last summer. She became 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 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 High School 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.