“It’s really just a meeting for an update to the board in closed session, but action is always possible,” Thannum said in the report.
- A sixth-grade football camp for Carroll students was held at the high school on dates prohibited by the UIL. Carroll football coaches were paid to conduct the camp.
- Football sub-varsity athletes were required to go through off-season workouts on game day, which is a UIL violation.
- Coaches who were under contract with other districts were working with members of the Dragons football team before they officially joined the Carroll program, which is a UIL violation.
Wasson’s 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. Wasson’s attorney, Karl “Tiger” Hanner, released a statement two days later on Jan. 26.
“From the day he was hired as Head Football Coach and Boy’s Athletic Coordinator at Southlake Carroll, Coach Wasson has worked tirelessly to build a successful program founded on character, integrity and respect,” the statement read.
No details about any change to Wasson’s status have been released by the ISD.
The 61-year-old has been Southlake Carroll’s head coach for the past 11 seasons. During that timeframe, he’s amassed a 121-25 overall record and led the Dragons to 10 consecutive playoff berths since 2007.
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