Any individual may request a rule interpretation. This would include athletics department staff members, student-athletes, university employees, representatives of the University of Massachusetts' athletic interests (boosters), etc.
Interpretation requests may occur verbally or in writing, via e-mail, phone call, or in-person. Written requests are strongly recommended whenever complicated situations are involved, in order to minimize the chance for potential misunderstandings of the question or answer.
To Whom the Rules Interpretation Request should be made:
All requests for NCAA rules interpretations should be handled through the UMass Compliance Office. Primary contacts for interpretations are the Associate AD for Compliance (Kim Callicoatte) and the Assistant AD for Compliance (Carol Ford).
If the situation requires an immediate response and none of these staff members are available on campus, please use the phone numbers provided below. Coaches are reminded that UMass Athletics Department policy does not permit coaching staff members to contact either the NCAA Office or affiliated conference offices directly to request a rules interpretation.
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