The following message was send to Michael Fitch and Bud Alexander. TASO is appreciative of the relationship and support from TAPPS.
While each week is different for sure, this year has taken on a new perspective in light of situations which have occurred in Texas this year.
Our organization firmly supports TASO and sports officials today as we have in the past.
That being said, please reaffirm to your membership that they have our support as they control contests each week.
Coaches are bound by rules of conduct as are the players.
Officials have our support should incident arise which require action for coach or player behavior.
If conduct deserves a penalty, or ejection, by rule then a penalty should be issued.
Our schools are required to have a game administrator who is not coaching in the contest whose duty is mainly to assist the officials, I hope crews avail themselves to these folks as needed.
I am troubled by recent events, but please accept our commitment to excellence on and off the field of play.
Thank you for your leadership and your association's commitment to all students across this great state of Texas.