Authorities say former University of Nebraska at Omaha football coach Pat Behrns was arrested Tuesday in connection with a prostitution case in Council Bluffs.
Behrns, 63, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution by undercover members the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force and Vice Unit, officials said.
A Bluffs police department lieutenant said Wednesday that Behrns and nine others, including four Omaha women, were arrested as part of a periodic prostitution sting operation in which initial contacts are made over Internet websites.
Authorities said they wouldn't release additional specifics about the arrests or the sting because the operation is recurring.
A Pottawattamie County jailer said Behrns, who listed his residence as Blair, Neb., posted 10 percent of $2,000 bail Tuesday night and was released.
The jailer said the ex-coach's first appearance in court was set for July 31.
Behrns was head coach of the Mavericks from 1994 through the program's dismantling in March 2011 as UNO prepared to join the NCAA's Division I ranks.
He was also the head coach of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux football team from 1980 to 1985.
Behrns is a 1972 graduate of Dakota State University.