All Richmond High School boys basketbal player Eli Holman wanted was a second chance. Later today (Tuesday), Holman just might get that shot.
Holman, who was suspended by the North Coast Section last season for pushing an official, is expected to hear from California Interscholastic Federation executive director Marie Ishida today on whether he will get his chance to make amends for that night on Dec. 3, 2005.
Holman was originally denied reinstatement by the CIF for failing to meet the requirements set forth in an appeals hearing last January. Richmond High officials later admitted that Holman had completed the tasks set forth but submitted incorrect paperwork to the CIF, which denied Holman on Dec. 2, 2006.
Last week, Richmond High officials held a press conference to admit the mistake and to ask the CIF to take a second look at Holman’s reinstatement with the corrected paperwork.
Oilers assistant coach Lonnie Coleman said that he had heard from the CIF on Monday and that they would issue a decision Tuesday afternoon.
Stay tuned to and we’ll let you know as soon as the news becomes available.