it recently came up at a meet where i was helping scoring (not coaching) where a parent paced his daughter (who won the varsity race by 50 seconds) on a bicycle at various points on the course, witnessed by a number of coaches from different teams. while it's likely there was no intention to cheat (new parent and athlete), who has the authority to decide on a DQ, assuming there was definitely an infraction? no redcoats were there, but a few ADs were present, and there was no consensus among coaches.

an aside: the team that would most benefit from a DQ argued we should just give a warning.

on a secondary issue, the father was less than graceful when one of the coaches reported the infraction--how would you handle the father other than a firm scolding and an explanation as to how he could potentially wreck/end his daughter's season if this happened at league finals/cif/etc.? in other sports you could keep him out of the gym/stadium for a game, but that obviously doesn't apply here as easily...

any ideas/suggestions/snarky remarks are appreciated,