SOUTHLAKE, Texas — According to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report, Carroll ISD released UIL violations by its high school football program on Friday. They came under Head Coach Hall Wasson’s tenure.
The report was sent to the UIL on Wednesday. A response is expected within a two-week timeframe and after the next scheduled board meeting on Feb. 26. Watson was placed on administrative leave Jan. 24 after leading the Dragons to 10-4 overall and 5-2 District 5 records.
Southlake Carroll also reached the state quarterfinal round of the Class 6A Division II playoffs.
The mandatory leave came after ISD Superintendent David Faltys communicated in an email to the Dragon Football Families a need to conduct an internal review of the program. No details about any change to Wasson’s status were released by the ISD.
Below are the most egregious of the infractions:
- Coaches were working with members of the Dragon football team before they officially joined the Carroll program. They were under contract with other districts, which is a UIL violation.
- Carroll ISD football coaches instructed athletes in football specific drills outside of the school day during the off-season, which is a UIL violation.
- A sixth-grade football camp was held at the high school on dates prohibited by the UIL. Carroll football coaches were paid to conduct the camp.
- Carroll ISD football coaches held camps in the Carroll attendance zone that were attended by students who play on the Carroll football teams. That is also a UIL violation.
The report states the ISD has begun taking corrective actions on each of the findings, including annual audits of all camps approved by the athletic director. It also includes any education provided to players, parents, and staff regarding codes, rules and guidelines pertaining to the UIL Constitution.
Karl “Tiger” Hanner, an attorney on Wasson’s legal staff, confirmed reception of the 28-page report but will not comment until it is reviewed.
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