Belleville football’s Jermain Crowell fired after MHSAA violations

Jermain Crowell has been fired as Belleville’s soccer coach and will probably be not possible for him to get a job in Michigan anytime quickly.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association Tuesday prolonged Crowell’s penalty for violating the undue affect rule, barring him from teaching any sport at any faculty for the subsequent two educational years.

Ironically, Belleville will try to defend its Division 1 state championship at 1 pm Saturday when it performs Caledonia at Ford Field.

DeJuan Rogers has been the interim head coach for the reason that state playoffs started.

The faculty instantly suspended Crowell for the playoffs after it acquired a letter of inquiry from the MHSAA as soon as it started investigating Crowell for violating the undue affect rule.

Belleville athletic director Joe Brodie stated there isn’t a approach Crowell can be teaching at Belleville for the 2025-26 faculty yr when his suspension ends.

Belleville head coach Jermain Crowell talks to players during a timeout during the first half against Dearborn Fordson at Belleville High School in Belleville, Friday, Sept.  25, 2020.

“At this level, the consensus is he cannot coach for us, so no,” Brodie stated. “We must discover a new coach.”

Phone calls from the Free Press to Crowell weren’t instantly returned.

The soccer program was already on probation this season due to undue affect violations by an assistant coach not with this system.

MHSAA govt director Mark Uyl stated there isn’t a wiggle room left so far as the soccer program is worried as a result of it stays on probation by the 2024-25 faculty yr.

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