By Representative Council Action:
SECTION 8(B) –
Each head coach of a varsity team in a sport under MHSAA jurisdiction shall complete (in person or online) the MHSAA rules meeting for that sport for the current school year prior to the deadline if meetings are provided and attendance is required. If the head coach does not complete a rules meeting prior to the deadline, that coach shall be prohibited from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's team is being held.
See Regulation II, Section 15(G) 4. An administrator or faculty member designee of that school shall be present with supervisory capacity over the school's competitors. Failure to receive reminder notifications (email or other) does not change the requirement of this Section.
SECTION 8(C) –
Schools shall attest that all assistant and subvarsity coaches have completed an MHSAA rules meeting
(online or in person) for that sport for the current school year prior to the deadline or, in the alternative, one of the free online sports safety courses posted
on or linked from MHSAA.com and designated to fulfill this requirement. It is expected that schools will impose the penalty of Section 8 (B) to assistant or subvarsity coaches who do not meet this requirement by the deadline.
If a coach has completed a meeting preceding the fall season and that sport is conducted in another season for another gender, the coach fulfills the minimum requirement of this regulation for both sports. It is necessary for officials
to attend rules meetings in person or online if they wish to be considered for tournament play in that sport. Officials who are extended invitations to officiate MHSAA Tournament contests in baseball, basketball, football, boys lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling shall be members in good standing of a Local Approved Association.