OHSAA to suspend Springfield's Gucciardo if they make playoffs

OHSAA to suspend Springfield's Gucciardo if they make playoffs
(Source: WTOL)

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.

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