Southern Lab fires head football coach

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Southern University Laboratory School has fired its head football coach. 

On Tuesday, Louisiana Geaux Nation received word that head coach Marcus Randall had been released from the coaching staff. 

This information comes just before the Louisiana High School Coaches Association's announcement regarding levying penalties against the school. 

During a press conference in regards to the penalties, LHSAA Executive Director, Mr. Eddie Bonine, commended Southern Lab's forthrightness and cooperation during the investigation. The focus of the conference was to address the results of Southern Lab's self-imposed investigation, which was initiated in October 2016.

The penalties are as follow:

ILLEGAL RECRUITING:

• Recruitment of students or attempted recruiting of students for athletic purposes, regardless of their residence, is a gross violation of the spirit and philosophy of these By-Laws and is expressly prohibited. 

• Recruiting for athletic purposes is not only a violation by the student who has been recruited, but is also a violation by the school and/or the school personnel who recruited the student

• It shall be a violation of this rule for a student-athlete to receive or be offered remuneration or special inducement of any kind that is not made available to all applicants who apply to or enroll in the school

ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS:

1) Forfeiture / Vacating 2014-2015 LHSAA State Football Runner-Up; Trophy and any/all accompanying awards.

2) Forfeiture / Vacating of the 2015-2016 LHSAA State Football Championship; Trophy and any/all accompanying awards.

3) Forfeiture / Vacating of the 2016-2017 LHSAA State Football Championship: Trophy and any/all accompanying awards.

4) Administrative post season participation (Restriction Probation) (2017-2018)-(2018-2019) seasons in football.   

5) Administrative post season participation (Disciplinary Probation) (2017-2018)-(2018-2019) seasons in football.

6) Fine of $5,000.00 to be paid prior to any/all allowable participation by any/all athletic programs at Southern Laboratory School registered with the LHSAA.

7) Past Assistant Football Coach LHSAA /LHSCA coaching privileges revoked for the (2017-2018) – (2018-2019) seasons. Re-instatement appeal will be required but not allowed until April 2019.

8) Present Head Football Coach LHSAA / LHSCA coaching privileges suspended for the 2017-2018 season. 

9) Present Assistant Football Coaches LHSAA / LHSCA coaching privileges suspended for the (2017-2018) seasons. 

10)  Numerous present athletes at Southern Laboratory School and athletes that have left Southern Laboratory School will be subject to continued investigation and potential ineligibility.


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