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Ex-Cal Poly coach accused in bar fight is charged with two felonies

Randy Hanson, 44, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Original story »
Randy Hanson, 44, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Original story »

A Cal Poly assistant football coach who resigned Friday after being suspended by the university has been formally charged with two felonies Tuesday.

Randy Allan Hanson, 44, was charged in San Luis Obispo Superior Court with assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury relating to an alleged scuffle earlier this month at a Pismo Beach bar.

Hanson is scheduled to appear before Judge Michael Duffy for an arraignment Sept. 5, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

In 2009, the first-year Cal Poly football assistant coach was allegedly involved in an altercation with former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable, who Hanson claimed threw him from his chair and into a piece of furniture, breaking his jaw.

Hanson was hired in April by Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh as the Mustangs’ defensive backs coach and worked with players in spring football.

Hanson was arrested at 1:23 a.m. on Aug. 4 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail after allegedly attacking a man with a beer bottle at Harry’s Nightclub & Beach Bar, Pismo Beach police Sgt. Tom Portz said.

Hanson was part of a group of people who had arrived at the bar in an SUV limousine, Portz said. It was not clear whether Hanson knew the man he allegedly struck with a bottle.

Hanson was released from custody at County Jail on Aug. 5 after posting $25,000 bail, according to jail officials.

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