Alabama Supreme Court Upholds AHSAA Ruling
The Alabama Supreme Court has set aside an order by the St. Clair County Circuit Court and upheld a ruling of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) involving the eligibility of a student-athlete at Pell City High School.
A student-athlete who transferred to Pell City High School was ruled ineligible by the AHSAA for a violation of eligibility rules related to recruiting. Appeals by Pell City High School to the AHSAA District 6 Board and the Central Board of Control were denied. Then the student-athlete’s family took the case to the St. Clair County Circuit Court, which ruled in favor of the student-athlete.
The AHSAA then appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court requesting that the St. Clair County Circuit Court order be vacated and set aside.
“This is a very positive decision by the Alabama Supreme Court,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “It again affirms that the AHSAA has the right to interpret and enforce its own rules which are established by and for the benefit of our member schools.”