Caught On Film
After a mere 80 days on the job, 39-year-old Brian DeAngelis is no longer the athletic director at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, last Sunday, while answering an unrelated shoplifting call, a policeman saw DeAngelis fleeing a southeast San Antonio Walmart, pursued by the angry mother of a 14-year-old girl.
The cop halted DeAngelis, and the mom caught up. She claimed that DeAngelis had a cellphone camera attached to his shoe and that he had maneuvered his foot under her daughter’s dress.
As his wife looked on, at first, DeAngelis attempted to claim that he had been merely tying his shoe. He even turned and voluntarily gave the cop his phone — which by then he had presumably removed from his shoe.
The cops called his bluff and found an upskirt video of a teenager’s underwear.
DeAngelis was charged with improper photography, a state-jail felony punishable by up to two years behind bars, and released on $5,000 bail.
“It’s not a good situation at all,” understated TAMUK chief of staff Randy Hughes last week. “It’s not something you want to happen. It does happen. The university considered it serious. And we are gonna have to move on.”
That TAMUK did. By Wednesday, DeAngelis’s firing from the school was official, and gone was the $110,000 salary he had just started drawing as the head of the Javelinas athletic department. An interim AD is now running the program while TAMUK seeks a permanent replacement.
Prior to that job, DeAngelis held the same position at East Central Oklahoma University, where he added ladies’ golf and volleyball programs to the multi-directional school’s sports menu. He also spent seven years working in lesser positions at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. In a sense, his career went from TAMUCC to TAMUK to UPCHUK.
In 1994, DeAngelis graduated from Florida Southern College, where he was a four-time MVP for the cross-country team.
DeAngelis and his wife have two daughters.