- Published: 10:25 ET, Dec 1 2022 – the U.S. Sun
Mickey Joseph married Priscilla Arzaga Joseph after meeting her while coachingCredit: Instagram/@the_priscillaa
Mickey and Priscilla have six children after marrying in 2009Credit: Instagram/@the_priscillaa
Joseph is married to Priscilla Arzaga Joseph, having tied the knot in 2009.
Priscilla is known in the Lincoln, Nebraska, area for her career as a radio personality.
She is the host of Behind the Game with Priscilla Joseph on 93.7 The Ticket.
When she was 25 years old, Priscilla met Mickey while she was an assistant softball coach at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.
Regarding her marriage to Mickey, she told The Athletic: “I’ve never met somebody who just loves so much.
“He gets invested with his players on such a personal level.”
Priscilla and Mickey have six children together named Jacob, Zackary, Makiyah, Malania, Maya, and Mickey Reign.
She has spoken in the past about balancing work with her personal life.
The softball coach-turned-radio host recalled to the Locked on Huskers podcast: “I ended up taking over as head coach and then we got pregnant with my daughter.
“I stepped away from the game and it took a toll on me, it was awful. I hated it, it was hard.
“I was at the peak of my career and I will continue to remind Mickey that I was at the peak of my career when I stepped away!
“I tell him all of the time, ‘I sacrificed my career for you!’ God had other plans, we got pregnant at the end of my season.”
Mickey Joseph has a full life both on and off the fieldCredit: Getty
Mickey Joseph accused of physically assaulting, choking his wife, according to court documents
Updated: 9:41 PM CST Dec 1, 2022
LINCOLN, Neb. —
Mickey Joseph is accused of physically assaulting and choking his wife, according to court documents.
The former Nebraska interim football coach was arrested Wednesday and is charged with strangulation.
Around 1:54 p.m., officers responded to a residence near S 34th Street and Tree Line Drive for a domestic disturbance, according to Lincoln police.
According to court documents, Priscilla Joseph, Mickey’s wife, told dispatch that her husband had been “verbal and physical” with her.
Priscilla told officers at the scene that the two were arguing about alleged infidelity in the marriage, when Mickey pushed her onto the couch, according to court documents.
She told officers that Mickey then got on the couch and put his hands around her throat, according to court documents.
“She specifically stated, ‘He pushed me on the couch and strangled me,'” the court document states.
According to court documents, Priscilla told officers that she couldn’t breathe until she pushed Mickey off her. Priscilla told officers when she attempted to walk away, Mickey then grabbed her hair and pulled her backward, causing her to fall, according to court documents.
While she was falling, Priscilla said that Mickey hit her in the head with a closed fist, according to court documents.
The affidavit stated officers observed “visible redness and swelling” around Priscilla’s left eye. Officers also saw strands of hair on one of Priscilla’s legs, which she told officers were pulled from her head by Mickey, according to court documents.
Joseph also attempted to flush Priscilla’s cell phone down the toilet before leaving the residence, according to court documents.
A witness at the residence told officers that they observed the incident and saw Mickey’s hands around Priscilla’s throat, and told officers that they saw Mickey push Priscilla, according to court documents.
An officer also observed Priscilla’s cell phone inside a container of rice, the affidavit stated.
Around 3:10 p.m., officers took the 54-year-old Joseph into custody at separate location, according to Lincoln police.
According to court documents, Joseph denied hitting Priscilla or grabbing her hair.
Joseph, who was released on $20,000 bond Thursday, was ordered not to have contact with Priscilla or the residence where the alleged assault occurred by a Lancaster County judge.
The 54-year-old faces up to three years in jail. Joseph’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 30 at 9 a.m.
Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts issued a statement Wednesday after Joseph’s arrest was made public.
“I was made aware of the charges against Coach Joseph and given the nature of the allegations and based on University policy he has been placed on administrative leave. We will have no additional comment at this time,” Alberts said in a statement.