Decision handed down in Southington "cheatgate'
At its meeting today, the CIAC Board of Control addressed information received regarding ethics and sportsmanship concerns resulting from the actions of Southington High School Head Football Coach D.J. Hernandez during his school's varsity football game against Manchester High School on October 22, 2010.
After reviewing information received from both schools involved the Board ruled that:
A) Southington High School will be fined $1000 for violation of the CIAC policies on ethics and sportsmanship;
B) Coach Hernandez will be required to take the Sportmanship/Ethics Coaching Education Class prior to the beginning of the 2011 football season;
C) The Southington High School football program will be put on probation through the end of the 2011 football season.