DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The University of North Texas Sports Information Department confirmed Thursday, the football team’s quarterbacks coach Tate Wallis has resigned.

Wallis was arrested earlier this month for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.

It allegedly happened during his previous job at Argyle High School.

Tate Russell Wallis (Denton County Jail)

He was immediately put on administrative leave and is not allowed back on campus.

UNT released the following statement on Wallis’ resignation:

“Tate Wallis has offered his resignation and we have accepted it.”

Wallis was hired as UNT quarterbacks coach in January.

Wallis has spent the last four years coaching in high school, including 2018-19 at Argyle as the offensive coordinator and 2016-17 as an offensive assistant at North Forney High School, according to meangreensports.com.

The Argyle school district released a statement following Wallis’ arrest to the Denton-Record Chronicle that the initial report “of alleged inappropriate behavior came in the spring of 2020 when a student told an Argyle High School teacher, who immediately reported it to the Argyle ISD Police Chief and the Argyle High School Principal.”

The alleged incidents occurred during 2018 and 2019, according to the statement.

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