HOLLAND, OH (WTOL) - The Ohio High School Athletic Association suspended Springfield High School's head football coach Tuesday.
The OHSAA accused Coach Pat Gucciardo of recruiting violations. The OHSAA says Gucciardo during a school shadow day, he led a prospective athlete around the school, gave him a jersey for a picture and allowed the student to participate in football-related activities.
The OHSAA announced they will suspend Gucciardo for the first two rounds of the playoffs, should Springfield qualify. The OHSAA also fined Springfield $500.
Springfield appealed the ruling, but the OHSAA upheld the punishment.