AUSTIN, TX — The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League met Wednesday to hand down decisions on eligibility of student-athletes, hear an appeal of an ejection from a contest and make official interpretations of UIL rules.
A student from Beaumont West Brook High School was denied an appeal for varsity eligibility, upholding the previous decision of the district executive committee. The UIL granted the second student from Beaumont West Brook an appeal for varsity eligibility. After hearing testimony from all parties, the Board determined that the student did not change schools for athletic purposes.
The UIL denied El Paso Canyon Hill Middle School coach Ricky Ramirez’s appeal of an ejection from a contest and issued the automatic penalty of a public reprimand, one-year probation, and additional training.
The Board issued a public reprimand, three years of probation and suspension for the remainder of football season for violations of eligibility rules, falsifying records r reports and violation of reporting requirements concerning eligibility forms to Marfa High School’s coach Wayland Jenkins.
In new business, the State Executive Committee offered an official interpretation of rules related to the school of the first choice. The committee determined that enrollment in a private school is not a UIL-member equating to a student exercising their ‘first opportunity’ to select a high school as it relates to eligibility at a UIL-member school.