GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) - Grandville's football coach was suspended earlier this summer for breaking state rules about off-season practices.
Internal documents obtained by 24 Hour News 8 show Mike Lapciuk was suspended for five days of practices for ranking players in part based on whether they attended out-of-season practices.
State rules governing high school football say those practices must be voluntary and cannot be used to evaluate players.
Lapciuk was also disciplined for using profanity in front of players and violating privacy laws by sharing his written evaluation of one player with teammates who were vying for the same position.
In a memo, Lapciuk apologized for his actions, how they impacted the Grandville football program and especially the players.
He said he would work to correct his mistakes to ensure the program is one that they can all be proud of.
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