Follow us:

High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

December 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Auburn Riverside boys hoop coach serving 4-game suspension

Auburn Riverside boys basketball coach Jason Brown is serving a four-game suspension for violation of the WIAA out-of-season contact rules, according to Rick Wells, Puyallup School District athletic director and SPSL chairman.

Because it’s a personnel issue, I was not able to get a great deal of information about the situation. Doug Auburn, Auburn Riverside AD, and Rob Swaim, Auburn School District AD, said they could not comment at all.

And Wells said he could not get into details about the violation.

But from what I heard from sources, the violation came late last spring and involved providing transportation to a player from another school to an AAU tournament at Auburn Riverside.

When someone brought the situation to the attention of Riverside administrators, the school did a full investigation and then self-reported to the SPSL ADs in the fall.

Wells said the ADs used a WIAA penalty chart to determine the sanction for Brown’s actions, which they determined was a Level 2 violation, and voted for a four-game suspension (20% of a 20-game regular season; the suggested range in the WIAA handbook is 10-50%.

He therefore missed Monday’s opener against Capital, which the Ravens won 109-74. Brown is able to coach during practices during the four-game stretch. But the head coaching duties at the first four games is being handled by assistant Earl Taylor.

0 Comments | More in Boys basketball | Topics: Auburn Riverside, Jason Brown

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►