Facts: Joane Trident, an assistant women’s volleyball coach at Rainy Day University, is also a coach of an U-17 club team within the locale of the institution. Joane has been involved with the local sports club (all participants live within 50 miles of the institution) since she was hired at Rainy Day in 2008.
Joane wants to attend a national tournament in Denver, CO with her U-17 team during the weekend of January 6-8, 2017. This weekend occurs during a women’s volleyball recruiting quiet period.
Question: Can Joane coach her club team at the tournament? Can Joane coach them during practice in the locale of the institution prior to their departure for the tournament?
Answer: Joane cannot coach the club team at the tournament, as she is prohibited from coaching her club team during a recruiting quiet or dead period. However, she would be able to coach the team during practices in the lead up to the tournament.
188.8.131.52.4 Women’s Volleyball — Additional Restrictions. In women’s volleyball, during a dead or quiet period, institutional coaching staff members may not coach a local sports club team at an off-campus competition where prospective student-athletes are present. However, it is permissible for an institution’s coach to coach his or her own local sports club team in practice activities. [D] (Adopted: 4/28/05 effective 8/1/05)