LHSAA levies heavy penalties, suspension for boys basketball team
Isidore Newman School has been forced to vacate all of its wins—including two state title victories—over the last three seasons while head coach Randy Livingston also has been suspended for the year by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).
A recent story from WDSU.com detailed the punishment handed down by the LHSAA. Below is an excerpt from the WDSU.com story.
Isidore Newman School in uptown New Orleans received a notice of rule violation for recruiting and has received the following punishment:
- The boy’s basketball team shall be placed on restrictive probation and ruled ineligible for postseason play in the 2023-24 season. (The basketball team will complete the regular season as scheduled).
- The school shall be required to forfeit all basketball games during the last three seasons.
- Livingston shall be suspended from all coaching-related duties for one calendar year.
WDSU obtained an email sent to Newman middle and upper school families detailing the violations.
In the letter to parents, Newman says it plans to “actively engage in a formal appeal of the ruling and sanctions.”