Ohio football coach suspended for postseason for recruiting violation involving elem. school student

A football coach in Ohio has been suspended for the postseason for a recruiting violation involving an elementary school student, according to

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that Archbishop Hoban’s (Akron) Tim Tyrrell will be suspended for the upcoming postseason and will be placed on probation for the remainder of this season and the 2017 season.

In a statement, the OHSAA explained the decision.

As a veteran coach and the current athletic administrator at Archbishop Hoban, we believe that Tim Tyrrell was aware his actions were in violation of the OHSAA’s recruiting bylaw,” said Dave Gray, OHSAA interim commissioner. “Rather than wait until the investigation concluded, which could be toward the end of the season, we felt compelled to announce these penalties now so the team and school have time to make the appropriate accommodations. We appreciate the cooperation of Hoban administrators and hope to conclude this investigation soon.

According to the results of the investigation, Tyrrell made contact with an elementary school student in 2015. Contact with a student 7th grade and above is permissible in Ohio.

Tyrrell, who has been the coach at Hoban since 2013, hasn’t commented on the matter.