SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS — Hal Wasson, the longtime head coach at traditional Texas football power Southlake Carroll, has resigned and stepped down after weeks of uncertainty.
His resignation was brought on by an investigation into the “culture of [Dragon football] program.”
More specifically, the Carroll school district determined that Wasson’s program was flaunting University Interscholastic League standards and regulations to maintain it’s legacy of success.
As reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and a number of other sources, Wasson agreed to resign following a settlement with Carroll officials that will pay him the balance of his current two-year contract, a deal which comes out to $165,300.26. Wasson agreed to the terms Sunday and released the following statement from his attorney:
Statement from former Southlake Carroll football coach Hal Wasson. pic.twitter.com/MlLL28EUPk
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) February 26, 2018
Wasson spent a full month on administrative leave while Carroll officials conducted an investigation into his conduct and leadership of the program. Critically, the school board’s investigation found that Wasson had overseen the following episodic violations, which were in contravention with UIL bylaws, according to documents which were obtained via a public records request by the Star-Telegram:
- The head coach held two football summer team camps within the boundaries of the school district. Only one is allowed by the UIL, and students were solicited to attend both camps.
- A sixth-grade football camp for Carroll students was held at the high school on dates prohibited by the UIL, and Carroll football coaches were paid to conduct the camp.
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