AUSTIN, TX — The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League met Tuesday to hand down decisions on eligibility of student-athletes, hear appeals of ejections from a contest and make official interpretations of UIL rules.
The State Executive Committee ruled to continue the suspension for a Northside Jay High School student-athlete for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. This student was previously suspended pending appearance before the UIL State Executive Committee. The student will be eligible at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year and will be on probation, which would cause immediate suspension if he receives an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Marlin High School coach Lawrence Gullette was denied an appeal of an ejection from a contest, and was issued the automatic penalty of a public reprimand, one-year probation, and additional training.
Silverton High School coach Samuel Isbell was denied an appeal of an ejection from a contest while on probation. Isbell was issued a public reprimand, three years probation, and additional training.
Students from New Deal High School and Freeport Brazosport High School were denied appeals for varsity eligibility, upholding the previous decision of the district executive committees.
In new business, the State Executive Committee offered an official interpretation of rules related to eligibility of magnet school students.