Ashland principal Jamie Campbell announced that head boys basketball coach Jason Mays had been fired in a press release on Tuesday.
Mays was recorded recruiting a player on a phone call, and the school decided that it was best to move in a different direction after the KHSAA did accept the school’s consequences for Mays.
“The administration at Ashland Blazer High School received communication from the KHSAA stating that the consequences levied in our investigation of the audio recording released earlier this year was not accepted,” the release stated. “Additional information was received based upon a separate investigation conducted by KHSAA staff. We were provided until 11/25/22 to reinvestigate and propose other sanctions. Based upon that investigation, Jason Mays has been relieved of his duties as head basketball coach at Ashland Blazer High School. This is effective immediately. Our district values its positive relationship with the KHSAA and is committed to ensuring that all coaches and staff abide by all KHSAA bylaws.”
Ashland opens its season on Dec. 2 at home against Ironton St. Joseph.
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