Ex-C of C coach’s DUI charge dismissed

John Pawlowski

Former College of Charleston baseball coach John Pawlowski had a recent charge of driving under the influence dismissed on Wednesday in Bowling Green, Ky.

Pawlowski, now the coach at Western Kentucky, had been charged with DUI on Jan. 29, despite a blood-alcohol level of .021, well below the legal limit.

Pawlowski’s attorney, Brian Lowder, told the Bowling Green Daily News earlier this week that the charge “lacks probable cause.”

Lowder said the arresting officer “made a mistake and unfortunately it has resulted in significant and irreparable damage to my client. The prompt dismissal of the charge will be a step in the right direction.”

Pawlowski coached at College of Charleston from 2000-08, with a record of 338-192-1 and three appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He was recently inducted into the College of Charleston’s Hall of Fame.

Both the men’s and women’s tennis programs at the College of Charleston received conference recognition on Wednesday, with Juan Estevarena being named the CAA Men’s tennis player of the week, while Mara Argyriou and Katherine Schofield was the women’s doubles team of the week.

Estevarena went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-0 at No. 1 doubles in C of C’s team victories over Florida A&M (5-2) and Bethune-Cookman (4-3).

Argyriou and Schofield were chosen after going 2-0 at No. 2 doubles in road matches at Winthrop and Charlotte.