Citizen’s News and the Republican-American just reported the rulings by the CIAC in regard to the recruitment of three Sacred Heart players by former Naugatuck head coach Rob Plasky over the summer.
The CIAC fined Naugatuck High $7,500 and put the football program (Re-update 5:10 p.m.: Football team, not school, is on probation, according to CIAC release) on a two-year probation. In addition, the CIAC will require Naugatuck to implement the recommendations issued in the investigative report earlier this month, including stricter handling of booster club funds and training for anyone involved in fundraising or coaching.
In addition, the CIAC ruled David Coggins, Javon Martin and Xavier Woods ineligible until the fifth game of this season. They will be eligible to return Oct. 12 against Crosby.
We will link to stories as they are posted. Citizen’s News editor Elio Gugliotti and Rep-Am reporters Mark Jaffee and Alia Malik were all at the meeting.
Update (4:15 p.m.): Here’s the Rep-Am’s bulletin piece on the situation.
Update (6:40 p.m.): Here’s the Citizen’s News piece, which much better fleshes out the meeting and the penalties.
Update (Friday, 9:50 a.m.): Jaffee talked to all three suspended players. You can read his story here. He also reports Wolcott’s Joe Lynch is immediately eligible for the Eagles and can play tonight against Torrington. He transferred from Holy Cross before this school year.