Hahnville head football coach Nick Saltaformaggio has been suspended for four games, the school has been fined $2,500 and a Tiger player has been ruled ineligible for a year as part of sanctions delivered by the Louisiana High School Athletic association on Thursday.
The St. Charles Parish Schools system released a statement late Thursday morning.
“We have received notification from LHSAA outlining sanctions that are being imposed following its investigation of alleged recruiting by the Hahnville High School Football Program. The alleged violations were reported to LHSAA by a private school where the student-athlete previously attended. The school has filed an emergency appeal with LHSAA and is requesting the determining factors for the ruling. As a school system with students' best interests at heart, we feel that the sanctions issued by LHSAA are excessive and detrimental to the student-athlete, the football team, and entire school community,” the statement read.
The statement did not name the private school or the player involved.
Quarterback Andrew Robison, previously a student at Vandebilt Catholic in Houma, transferred to Hahnville for his senior season.RiverParishFootball.com was unable to reach Saltaformaggio for a comment.
Along with the sanctions, Saltaformaggio will be required to complete the LHSAA Handbook Certification Course.