North Texas

Southlake Carroll Football Coach's Future Still Undecided

Nearly two weeks after being put on paid administrative leave, Southlake Carroll head football coach Hal Wasson's future is no closer to being decided.

At a Carroll Independent School District school board meeting on Monday, school board members met for nearly four hours before announcing during the public session that no "executive decisions" would be made.

During a public comment session, seven community members spoke in support of Wasson, including varsity student manager Blake Dorman, and Kerri Humble, wife of offensive coordinator Mark Humble.

The Carroll ISD first announced on Jan. 24 that it was conducting an administrative review on, "several aspects of the Dragon football program," ensuring that operations are aligned with Carroll ISD's core values.

The review was expected to look at the program's current culture, its policies as they apply to state rules and employees' compliance with district rules. The statement, which was sent to parents from Superintendent David Faltys, also urged that, "speculation and opinions wouldn't be shared without fact."

Wasson's attorney, Karl Hanner, told NBC 5 on Monday that they are aware of some of the allegations being made internally by the school district but are still unaware of others. Hanner declined to disclose the allegations, going on to say it's his belief that Wasson will be on the sidelines this season.

NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs reported sources said there are concerns being raised about funds Wasson was receiving while coaching at football camps, and that though Wasson is on administrative leave, he would not return as Southlake Carroll's head coach.

Southlake Carroll went 10-4 last season, a year that finished with a loss in the fourth round of the state playoffs.

Wasson has coached at Carroll for 11 seasons with a 121-26 record, including a state championship in 2011.

NBC 5's Jack Highberger contributed to this report.

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