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December 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

SPSL suspends AR boys hoop coach for entire season

Jason Brown will not coach the Auburn Riverside boys basketball team for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

The SPSL athletic directors voted Thursday to suspend Brown for the entire season for violations of the WIAA rules regarding the minimum practices required for players to participate in a contest and the limitations on the amount of time a player can play in a jamboree.

Brown, in his second season, had just completed a four-game suspension for violation of the WIAA out-of-season contact rules and would have been back on the bench for tonight’s game against fourth-ranked Kentridge.

He had been allowed to coach practices during that suspension, but now is suspended from all coaching duties and is prohibited from attending Auburn Riverside boys and girls games throughout the regular season, according to Rob Swaim, Auburn School District athletic director.

Swaim said the violations occured during the Nov. 30 jamboree involving the three Auburn high schools. Another violation involving a JV player occurred on Dec. 2, when the Ravens opened the season against Capital.

Swaim said administrators “caught wind” of the situation and self-reported to the SPSL Thursday. He said Brown has taken “full responsibility” for the violations and that the district hopes to hire an interim coach by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Earl Taylor, a volunteer assistant, had been serving as head coach during the first four games and will continue in that role tonight against Kentridge and Saturday, when the Ravens play Bonney Lake at noon as part of the Muscle Milk Preview at Highline Community College.

Swaim said there has been no decision at this point regarding Brown’s future with the program.

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