Related Policies and Additional References:
St. Mary’s University has made the commitment to operate and support a Division II athletics program. Along with this commitment is the pledge that the program is administered and operated with the highest level of integrity, respect and regard for all rules and regulations that govern its operation. It is every coach and staff member’s responsibility to operate his/her program in full compliance with all NCAA, Conference and institutional rules and regulations. Ignorance of these regulations cannot be used as an excuse for failure to comply.
All coaches – including part-time coaches, graduate assistants and volunteers – must complete the NCAA mandated coaching modules by Aug. 1 of each year. Coaches and staff members have an affirmative duty to the following: Knowledge of all NCAA and Conference (if applicable) regulations and policies including but not limited to, recruiting, eligibility, amateur status and sporting behavior, as well as all rules interpretations, observance of all NCAA and Conference (if applicable) regulations and St. Mary’s policies; self-reporting of all known or potential violations to the Compliance Officer or the Athletics Director; full cooperation with NCAA, Conference (if applicable) and St. Mary’s in all investigations and provision of any of these entities with truthful and complete information concerning involvement in or knowledge of any violation of NCAA, Conference (if applicable) and regulations.