Southlake Carroll (Texas) self-reporting football violations to UIL

Home stands from Dragon Stadium end zone (scoreboard end).

Less than a month after placing head football coach Hal Wasson on administrative leave, Southlake Carroll has finished the first part of its investigation into possible violations within the highly-successful football program.  On Friday, the Carroll Independent School District informed the University Interscholastic League (UIL) of coaching violations that included non-UIL-sanctioned summer camps that were held on district property.

Wasson was placed on administrative leave late in January while officials reviewed what it called “the culture of the football program.”

The report detailed the main areas that school officials believe run afoul of UIL standards, which are outlined below:

1. Infractions dealing with how the football program ran summer camps, and other camps for incoming students, including football camps held on prohibited dates.

2. Carroll football coaches were also confirmed to have instructed athletes outside of the school day during the offseason, another violation.

3. Sub-varsity Carroll football players participated in workouts on the same day they were set to play in a game.

4. Some Southlake coaches under contract with other districts were found to be working with the football team before they were officially part of the Southlake staff.

The next question is what will be done with Wasson, who has led the Dragons since 2007, winning the 2011 Class 5A Division I state championship.

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