Elder, who was hired in 2006 as the Rockets' athletic director and head football coach, was charged July 15 with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol after Spring Grove police stopped his vehicle on Route 173 shortly after midnight, according to police reports. Police said Elder refused to undergo any sobriety tests.
The 44-year-old was previously found guilty of DUI in connection with incidents in 1991 and 1995 in McClean County.
Richmond-Burton School District 157 Superintendent Tom Lind said in August that Elder would not serve as the high school's head football coach for the 2017 season. Although he is stepping away from his coaching duties, he remains active as the athletic director, Lind said last month.
Lind, when reached Wednesday morning, declined to comment on how this would effect Elder's employment, citing the fact that it was a personnel issue.