The Appellants seek reversal of a decision that the IHSAA Board of Control made on August 10, 2009, finding that Ryan Westemeyer is ineligible to compete in varsity interscholastic athletics for 90 consecutive school days under the provisions of the general transfer rule, 281 IAC 36.15(3).
The Board of Control found that "It is clear that Ryan's transfer to Regina is clearly for the sole purpose of participating in school sports. The reason for transferring is due to a lack of playing time." This appeal boils down to an issue of playing time and a problem with Coach Loria. The Appellants have not established a valid basis to waive the requirements of the General Transfer rule. Issues regarding playing time or personality conflicts with the head coach, no matter how valid, do not constitute a valid reason to waive the requirements of the General Transfer Rule.
The August 10, 2009 decision of the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association that Ryan Westemeyer is ineligible to compete in varsity interscholastic athletics at Regina High School for a period of 90 consecutive school days is affirmed.