Sep 11, 2012
Georgia High School Coach Self Reports Recruiting Violations

One of the state’s most successful basketball coaches is out of a job after his school reported allegations of recruiting to the Georgia High School Association.

David Boyd, who led Milton’s boys basketball program to state championships in 2010 and 2012, resigned Monday, according to Samantha Evans, the executive director of communications for Fulton County Schools. Reached by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Monday, Boyd said he had no comment.

Milton contacted the GHSA to report allegations of ‘’undue influence, principal Clifford Jones wrote in an email to the Milton High community earlier Monday.

‘’Undue influence,” or recruiting, is defined by the GHSA as influence by any person connected with a GHSA school to induce a student to transfer from one school to another.

‘’As we move forward there will be a thorough investigation and the development of a comprehensive strategy to move our program to new heights of integrity and excellence,” Jones wrote in his e-mail. In the days ahead, I ask that we support our student athletes, their families, and the program.”

Attempts to reach Jones on Monday were unsuccessful.
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Under Boyd, Milton became a controversial lightning rod in the debate over high-profile athletes transferring to form high school super teams. Key former members of the recent Milton dynasty include transfers Shannon Scott (now at Ohio State), Dai-Jon Parker (Vanderbilt), Shaquille Johnson (Auburn) and Charles Mann (Georgia).

Milton’s 2012 championship team lost home-grown Evan Nolte (Virginia), Johnson and Mann to graduation but still figured to be one of the teams to beat in Class AAAAAA.

Georgia High School Coach Self Reports Recruiting Violations

Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-school-sports/2012/09/10/boyd-out-as-milton-basketball-coach-school-self-reports-allegations-of-undue-influence/

One of the state’s most successful basketball coaches is out of a job after his school reported allegations of recruiting to the Georgia High School Association.

David Boyd, who led Milton’s boys basketball program to state championships in 2010 and 2012, resigned Monday, according to Samantha Evans, the executive director of communications for Fulton County Schools. Reached by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Monday, Boyd said he had no comment.

Milton contacted the GHSA to report allegations of ‘’undue influence, principal Clifford Jones wrote in an email to the Milton High community earlier Monday.

‘’Undue influence,” or recruiting, is defined by the GHSA as influence by any person connected with a GHSA school to induce a student to transfer from one school to another.

‘’As we move forward there will be a thorough investigation and the development of a comprehensive strategy to move our program to new heights of integrity and excellence,” Jones wrote in his e-mail. In the days ahead, I ask that we support our student athletes, their families, and the program.”

Attempts to reach Jones on Monday were unsuccessful. . Under Boyd, Milton became a controversial lightning rod in the debate over high-profile athletes transferring to form high school super teams. Key former members of the recent Milton dynasty include transfers Shannon Scott (now at Ohio State), Dai-Jon Parker (Vanderbilt), Shaquille Johnson (Auburn) and Charles Mann (Georgia).

Milton’s 2012 championship team lost home-grown Evan Nolte (Virginia), Johnson and Mann to graduation but still figured to be one of the teams to beat in Class AAAAAA.






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