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Former Tennessee strength coach arrested for breaking into arena office with saw

Mar 2, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

Troy Wills AP

A former University of Tennessee strength and conditioning coach has been arrested after allegedly breaking into the school’s on-campus arena with a saw around 4 a.m. on Feb. 23, causing over $700 in damages and stealing more than $4,000 in cash.

Troy Wills, who was hired in 2003, spent one year on the staff of current Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin and was let go last season. From GoVolsXtra:

Police say video shows Wills walking down a Thompson-Boling Arena hallway “with what appears to be a saw in his hand” and “attempting to hide (the saw) underneath his coat” at 3:53 a.m. Saturday. The affidavit said he was next seen on camera leaving at 4:31 a.m.

He was charged with burglary, which is a Class D felony, and vandalism, which is a Class E felony. Wills was caught on camera during the break-in, with footage below from WATE-TV.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. seanb20124 - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Sequestration will lead to more of these incidents

    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      “Sequestration will lead to more of these incidents.”

      I really hope you don’t vote.
      Otherwise, you would realize it is time to pay the piper.
      Hell…I put my own family on sequestration 5 years ago.
      It’s well past the time everyone else tastes a little bit of reality.

  2. Eric Angevine - Mar 2, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    I had no idea Treat Williams was the Tennessee strength coach.

  3. wwttww - Mar 3, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Good Ole Rock Top!

  4. noonelistensanyway - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    What a scum bag!!!!!!!!

  5. noonelistensanyway - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    What a scum bag!!!!!

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