Rutgers assistant football coach due in court for assault charge Wednesday September 26, 2007, 8:00 AM Rutgers assistant head football coach Chris Demarest is scheduled to appear in Long Branch Municipal Court at 3 p.m. today to answer to a domestic violence assault charge. Demarest, 42, who has pled not guilty, was arrested and charged with domestic violence, simple assault in the early morning hours of July 14 after an incident involving his girlfriend at le club@Avenue, a Long Branch nightclub, according to Long Branch police. An off-duty detective from the Monmouth County prosecutor's office observed an altercation between a man, later determined to be Demarest, and a woman, according to police. The Star-Ledger is not identifying the woman because she is an alleged victim of domestic violence. According to police, Demarest was observed grabbing and pushing the woman inside the bar, and officers located the woman and observed bruises and abrasions on her arms. The woman refused medical attention and refused to apply for a restraining order, according to police. Demarest, who coaches the Rutgers defensive backfield, is in his fourth season with the program. He was promoted to assistant head coach this past spring.