Former coach pleads guilty

GREENFIELD — Eastern Hancock High School’s former girls basketball coach will spend a year on probation after admitting to drunken driving.

Sharon Doud, 47, accepted a plea agreement from prosecutors in which she pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a Class A misdemeanor Thursday in Hancock County Superior Court 2. A second Class A misdemeanor of operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 percent or more was dropped as part of the agreement.

Doud will have a suspended driver’s license for 66 days as a term of her sentence, records show.

Doud was arrested in September after a police officer stopped her for driving erratically on South Maple Street in Fortville, investigators said. A field sobriety test revealed Doud had a 0.217 blood-alcohol content, almost three times the legal limit, police said.

Earlier this month, Doud submitted her resignation as the Royals’ varsity girls basketball coach, a position she was appointed to in 2015. In her lone season at Eastern Hancock, Doud guided the program to a 17-8 record.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or