CHESHIRE, Conn. – The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control held its second meeting of the 2012-13 school year Thursday afternoon.
On the agenda were three voting items for the Board based on self-reports of CIAC violations received from CIAC member institutions.
- The Board considered a self-report and investigative report of violations CIAC Recruitment Rules in the sport of football. Three instances of recruitment violations were included as part of the self-report. The board unanimously voted to fine the offending member school $7,500.00, place the football program on two-year probation (a period of trial during which the school is monitored to determine compliance with the requirements of CIAC regulations) as of September 20, 2012, and require the school to follow its own recommendations to establish guidelines for booster club activities and bring the booster club programs within the school’s jurisdiction.
- The Board discussed the eligibility of three students involved in the recruiting situation described in the self-report. The Board approved a motion requiring the three students involved in the self-report sit out the first four games of the varsity season.
- The Board examined a self-report and investigative report of violations of CIAC Out-of-Season Coaching Rules from a member school baseball program. The self-report found violations from 2009 and stated that the school is planning to require all coaches are aware of CIAC rules and take the CIAC coach training modules. The board approved a motion of a $750 fine for the member school, a two-year probation for the baseball program, and a requirement that the school follow its own recommendations regarding coaching training.
- The Board also discussed several issues including possible changes in the out-of-season coaching rules which came at the request of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and Connecticut Association of Athletics Directors. The request is to see if there are ways to loosen the restrictions on out-of-season coaching, but remains only in the discussion stage at this point.
- The Board also provided some information on changes in reporting from the Annual Enrollment forms that member schools submit as part of the work of a CIAC sub-committee studying possible changes in the use of the multiplier for tournament placement.
- The chair of the Eligibility Committee reported that the committee heard nine appeals at its meeting earlier Thursday. Two waivers were granted -one on an eight-semester case and the other on a transfer. The remaining seven appeals were denied.
- The board heard reports on various topics from CIAC staff and representatives of outside organizations.
The Board of Control will meet again on Thursday, October 18.