Hoover baseball coach Adam Moseley’s appeal to the AHSAA Central Board of Control was denied on Wednesday. Moseley was attempting to overturn a decision that will keep him from coaching this season.
Moseley was suspended for the season after violating a rule that forbids a high school coach for coaching a student in sports competition during the school year. Moseley served as the pitching coach on the USA Baseball Under 18 National Team that won the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, held in September in Sarasota, Florida. Because the tournament was held during the school year, Moseley was found in violation of the rule.
Moseley, has drawn support through the coaching and athletic community, hoped to overturn the decision in the appeal.
“Today is a disappointing day,” Moseley said in a statement posted on Twitter. “We did not receive the result we were hoping for. I am very thankful for the constant support of our Principal John Montgomery and our Athletics Director Andy Urban.”
Moseley added: “I am disappointed that the AHSAA did not see merit in the extensive documentation from USA Baseball, which clearly states I did not take part in coaching my player during the event in question. I am most disappointed that we do not have the ability to make timely changes which benefit the student athletes and the coaches in our state. I have tremendous respect for the proposal process in the AHSAA, and have been an active participant in that process throughout my career. However, there are unprecedented situations in which a quicker resolution is needed and the AHSAA is unwilling to employ or create that capability currently.”
He continued; ‘I have taken every step to work through the process in a manner that is open and honest and I will continue to do so. Moving forward, I am committed to doing all the AHSAA will allow to support Chris Wilson and Chris Coons, along with ALL of our players, as they lead the Bucs forward while we consider all possible solutions to this situation.”
In the end all things work for good…. pic.twitter.com/HSgiV5k7yW— Adam Moseley 🇺🇸🔶⬛️🇺🇸 (@MoseleyAdam) January 18, 2023