A Carroll ISD report released Friday lists a variety of UIL violations by the high school football program, including coaching infractions and non-sanctioned summer camps held on district property.
Carroll head football coach Hal Wasson was placed on administrative leave Jan. 24, when Carroll ISD superintendent David Faltys said in an email letter to Dragon Football Families that the district had determined there was a need to conduct an internal review of the program.
▪ 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.
▪ Carroll football coaches held camps in the Carroll attendance zone that were attended by students who play on the Carroll football teams, which is a UIL violation.
▪ Carroll football coaches instructed athletes in football specific drills outside of the school day during the off-season, which is a UIL violation.
▪ 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 Dragon football team before they officially joined the Carroll program, which is a UIL violation.
On each of the findings, the report includes corrective actions being taken by the district. These include annual audits of all camps by the athletic director, and education provided to players, parents, staff and coaches on UIL rules and guidelines.
One of Wasson’s two attorneys, Karl “Tiger” Hanner, said he received a copy of the report but will not comment further until he reviews the 28-page document.
The Carroll ISD report was sent to the UIL late Wednesday, and a UIL official a response from the organization should be expected “within two weeks.”
The UIL report is only one part of Carroll’s review. The rest of the district’s review centers on the culture of the program and its policies and procedures. Those are reportable to Faltys and the school board and are unrelated to the UIL, a Carroll official said. The next scheduled board meeting is Feb. 26.