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Real Monarch’s head coach charged in domestic violence case

DRAPER – The Real Monarch’s head coach, Mark Jonathan Briggs, 36, of Draper City, has been charged in a domestic violence-related case.

Briggs was charged with 6 misdemeanors last week in Draper Justice Court including two counts of assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child and attempted witness tampering.

According to court records, the incidents took place on August 1st and November 1st of 2017. In December, Draper Police reviewed the case with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office but was not able to file charges due to problems with evidence.

The Draper City Prosecutor’s Office filed charges on May 23 and an arraignment is scheduled for June 12.

Briggs’ attorney Greg Skordas states there was “no merit to the claims and that the case should not have been filed.”

Real Salt Lake spokesman Trey Fitz-Gerald said the Monarch’s would issue a statement Tuesday evening.

Brigg’s has been the coach of the Monarch’s since 2017 and they are currently in first place in the United Soccer League.