• Common Mistakes Made by High School Athletic Directors

    by Kevin Bryant April 2014

    It would not be difficult for any honest interscholastic athletic administrator to fill up a page or two about the mistakes he or she has made and would like to avoid in the future. I've been there myself as a former athletic administrator. Reflecting on my own experiences (and mistakes), I'd like to offer a series of tips that will not only benefit novice athletic administrators, but veteran administrators, as well.

  • Clay Track Damaged by Rain, High School Moves Meets

    by JEREMY BALAN, Staff Writer April 2014

    Contreras Learning Complex, a high school in downtown Los Angeles, has moved all of its home track and field meets off campus this season because of a small sinkhole on the north end of its clay track.

  • High School Fires Hoops Coach Over Recruiting Claims

    by MARK STEWART, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) April 2014

    Milwaukee Public Schools investigated allegations of recruiting by Milwaukee Languages boys basketball coach John Allen and found enough evidence that it fired him from the job.

  • High School Drops Softball, Hopes Numbers Up Next Year

    by Larry Mahoney BDN Staff April 2014

    Penquis athletic director Tony Hamlin said that just eight players showed up for practice on Monday and that prompted him and Penquis principal Matt Hackett to pull the plug on the program on Tuesday.

  • High School Fires Star Coach Who Recruited Star Players

    by Nick Swedberg And Tony Baranek April 2014

    The District 233 school board voted 4-3 to not renew the employment contract for Anthony Smith, who was suspended in February by the Illinois High School Association just before the state tournament was to start.

  • Opinion: Expanded Summer Practice Provides Flexibility

    by Dmedit April 2014

    The State Secondary Schools Activities Commission, the group that regulates middle school and high school athletics in West Virginia, voted last week to expand by three weeks the time in which high school teams can practice during the summer.

  • Fla. Lawsuit Set to Define Schools' Legal Duty to Use AEDs

    by MARK MILLER AND DEBORAH J. LA FETRA; Special to The Tampa Tribune April 2014

    Potentially, every sports facility or program that is made available for youth athletics would have to be prepared to use an AED if an athlete were to collapse - or face legal and financial liability.

  • Opinions Mixed on Expanded Summer Practice in W.Va.

    by The Associated Press April 2014

    Some high school administrators are opposed to a proposed athletics rule that would expand voluntary summer practices in West Virginia. Media outlets report the Secondary School Activities Commission's Board of Control approved the change this week to include the entire summer, except for the week that includes the July 4th holiday. Previously the practice period was limited to three weeks during the month of June.

  • Coach/AD Sues School District for Age Discrimination

    by Jen Lynds BDN Staff April 2014

    A Cary Plantation man who spent 44 years as the varsity baseball coach at Southern Aroostook Community High School and nearly four decades as its athletic director before his contract was not renewed is suing the school district and two superintendents, alleging that his civil and constitutional rights were violated and he was discriminated against based on his age.

  • Prep Football Coach Resigns in Wake of Hazing Incident

    by Ray Cox Special to The Roanoke Times April 2014

    H.S. Ingo, who helped George Wythe High School reach the state football championship game as a player then directed the Maroons to a state title as their head coach, has resigned.