As the Humboldt State men’s basketball team continues to make news this season for all the right reasons, a couple of their former players continue to make them for the wrong reasons.

Former Lumberjack Aaron Hungerford, who also served as an assistant coach with the program and as a head coach at College of the Redwoods up until recently, was arrested for the second time in less than three weeks on Thursday night on a charge of domestic violence.

Hungerford was also arrested on Christmas Eve and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, three days before he was let go as head coach of the CR men’s team.

And he’s not the only former Lumberjack recently in trouble with the law.

Another former HSU player and assistant coach, Cy Vandermeer, was arrested in McKinleyville late last month and charged with possession of stolen property and narcotics.

Vandemeer has also served as Athletic Director at St. Bernard’s.

Hungerford spoke to Humboldt Sports last week, admitting his actions on Christmas Eve were stupid, while issuing a public apology to his family, his players and the school.


Ray Hamill writes at, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.