Tuesday, September 20, 2016

KHSAA fines McLean County

McLean County High School’s football team was fined $1,300 and its coaches must complete a National High School Federation course in managing behavior of student-athletes prior to its ninth game of the season or face further sanctions.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) handed down its final ruling today on the incident that occured during the Crittenden vs. McLean County football game on Sept. 2.

As documented by the KHSAA, McLean head coach Zach Wagner’s conduct was found to be lacking. The KHSAA said the incident “quickly escalated into a display of unsporting conduct by the McLean head coach that clearly does not appear to be intended to de-escalate the situation.”

McLean County has also been ordered to conduct a comprehensive review of sportsmanship expectations within the athletic program and report to the KHSAA on the completion of this task.

Additionally, principals at both schools must review all game management practices and determine any changes necessary to prevent recurrence of this type of situation.

Further, the KHSAA accepted McLean’s self-imposed one-game suspensions for 17 players who crossed the field during the incident. They also upheld the on-field suspensions of two McLean players and Crittenden County assistant coach Jeremy Wheeler.

Read The Entire Final Ruling By Clicking Here