- Coach Ejections
Section 1208 (i): MINIMUM PENALTY FOR MISCONDUCT
(1) Automatic Minimum Penalty. Any coach who is ejected from a contest for unsportsmanlike conduct, or any football coach who is given two or more 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalties during a contest may accept an automatic penalty for their ejection or appeal the ejection. A coach who appeals their ejection is required to appear before the State Executive Committee. If the coach accepts their automatic penalty or their ejection is not overturned on appeal, the coach will be subject to:
(A) an automatic penalty of public reprimand (name will be published once in the Leaguer) and one year’s probation in the applicable sport;
(B) completing the National Federation of State High School Associations Fundamentals of Coaching Course; and
(C) completing the nation federation of state high school associations Teaching and Modeling Behavior Course.
(2) Automatic Greater Penalty. If a coach so penalized has no proof of having completed the UIL Coaches Certification Program prior to the sports season, that coach shall also be automatically suspended from the next game/contest.
(3) Subsequent Violations. Any further ejection or accumulation of two 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalties during a football game while on probation, will require the coach to appear before the State Executive Committee for consideration of penalty.
(4) Notification. Schools shall notify the UIL within three school days if a coach has been ejected from a game or received two 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalties.
- Player Ejections
Player Ejection – Section 1208 (i) (5):
(5) Player Ejection. Any player ejected from a contest is subject to an automatic penalty. The automatic penalty for such an ejection is as follows:
(A) Football. Ejected player misses the rest of the game in which they were ejected plus the first half of the following game. (Exception: Disqualification/ejection as a result of a targeting foul does not require the player to miss the first half of the following game.)
(B) Other Team Sports. Ejected player misses the rest of the game in which they were ejected plus all of the following game. Soccer exception. This Section does not alter the current point penalty structure for soccer player ejections, as required by National Federation of State High School Associations soccer playing rules, that is outlined in the soccer coaches’ manual.
(C) Appeals. The UIL Executive Director may develop a process for appealing student ejections.
*Player ejections cannot be overturned by a game official and/or chapter. If a coach has a question following a contest with a player ejection, the coach should contact UIL.
- Water Polo
Ejections – Any person ejected from a contest is subject to an automatic penalty. The automatic penalty for such an ejection is as follows:
Players receiving the following penalty during a water polo match, by UIL rule, will have to sit out the following contest:
- Red Card – May be issued to individual players on the bench for disruptive behavior. The person receiving the red card is automatically suspended for the next game. (Rule 3-6-5)
- Flagrant Misconduct Penalty – Act of flagrant misconduct. Automatically suspended for the next game. (Rule 7-12)
Coaches receiving a red card for disruptive behavior in the bench area will be subject the following penalty by NFHS Water Polo playing rule (Rule 3-6-5) will sit out the remainder of the contest and also suspended from the next contest.
Rule 3-6-5…Red Card: A red card may be issued to the head coach, assistant coach(es), other team officials on the bench for disruptive behavior. If a head coach on the bench is disruptive after receiving a yellow card, a red card is issued. In the judgement of the referee, depending on the severity of the infraction, a red card may be issued immediately without issuing a warming or a yellow card.
- 3-6-5c – The person receiving the red card is automatically suspended from the next contest
Player ejections cannot be overturned by a game official and/or chapter. If a coach has a question following a contest with a player ejection, the coach should contact UIL.