The basketball program at Cordia High School is in a world of trouble with the KHSAA and has been suspended from play in the 2014-15 season, on top of having to forfeit every game from last year’s 23-win season. Coached by former Wildcat Rodrick Rhodes, the Cordia boys basketball team committed several violations, resulting in the harshest penalites the KHSAA has ever handed down.
“This series of events may well represent the most wanton and blatant disregard for Association rules in its 97 year history,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said in the release.
The infractions also earned Cordia’s interscholastic athletic program probation through the 2018-19 season, plus a $25,980 fine.
— Falsifying records for transfer student-athletes
— Providing housing to the families of student-athletes
— Providing plane tickets for a student-athlete to travel out of state
— Providing money and clothes for a student-athlete
— Allowing ineligible players to practice and compete
— Conducting tryouts for non-enrolled students
— Requiring players to practice before the official start date of preseason practice
— Much, much more
Read the entire release with all penalties and violations here. This likely marks the end of Rhodes’ run at Cordia, two months after he told KSR he loves his job and living in Eastern Kentucky.