Programming: High School
AD: Ban on Parent-Coaches Would Devastate Teams
by Post & Courier June 2014
A proposal to ban so-called dad coaches from high school sports in Berkeley County has some residents riled up, and some athletic directors and coaches concerned. The Berkeley County school board, which meets Tuesday night in Moncks Corner, is considering a proposal that would prevent volunteer coaches from coaching their own children at the varsity and junior varsity levels. More than 350 people have signed a petition at change.org to protest the idea. The children of Berkeley County deserve to have as many programs available to them as possible, Moncks Corner resident Sally Wofford wrote in the petition. Banning parent coaches will reduce the number of teams.
Coach Photographed Drinking Beer Around Players Fired
by The Orange County Register June 2014
Jay Creps, who led Chatsworth's softball team to the L.A. City Section Division 1 championship game this season, was fired last week by Principal Tim Guy after a parent turned in a photo of him drinking beer out of a bottle during a team bonding party at his home that was attended by parents and players in either 2012 or 2013. Creps, who just completed his fifth year as coach, was confronted with the photo from the party and was told by Guy that it was against district policy to have any alcohol at any team function. Creps reportedly was given the option of resigning or being fired and refused to quit.
School Board Focused on Fixing Coaching Stipends
by Ann Work June 2014
Even though divvying out Wichita Falls ISD coaching stipends correctly has been a headache for administrators and coaches for years, this is the year to fix it, according to WFISD Board President Trey Sralla. Board members focused Tuesday in a special budget work session on concerns surrounding two issues: stipends for coaches’ second sports and head coach salaries. Sralla pushed past the administration’s handout comparing the Texas Association of School Board’s stipend averages for 4A and 5A schools with WFISD stipends to understand how WFISD awarded the compensation for coaches who coach more than one sport.
IHSA Puts 'Success Factor' Reclassification on Hold
by Mike Clark, Staff Reporter June 2014
The "success factor" has been put on hold. On Monday, the Illinois High School Association board of directors voted to wait until the 2015-16 school year to implement the success factor criteria and changes to the enrollment multiplier waiver for non-boundaried schools.
UHSAA Okays Success Rate Formula for Reclassification
by James Edward Deseret News June 2014
A year after a sixth classification was introduced to Utah high school football, the Utah High School Activities Association is tweaking how teams are placed in classifications.
Helmets Will Be Mandatory for Girls' Lacrosse in Florida
by Jodie Wagner, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014
In an effort to protect against head injuries, the Florida High School Athletic Association will require girls lacrosse players to wear helmets beginning in 2015. The FHSAA adopted the measure at its Board of Directors meeting Tuesday in Gainesville. Boys lacrosse players already are required to wear helmets during competition.
Prep Soccer Team Accused of Using Racial Slurs at Game
by Mike Connors June 2014
One day before its state semifinal contest, Grassfield's boys soccer team was dealing with allegations that some of its players had used racial slurs toward opposing players in the region final against C.D. Hylton.
TSSAA Proposes 'Best of Both Worlds' Classification Plan
by Stephen Hargis June 2014
Looking to simplify the state's high school football playoff scenario, TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress unveiled a classification plan designed to combine the best aspects of two proposals.
Jesse Jackson Seeks Probe of Chicago HS Eligibility Issue
by Becky Schllikerman and Michael O'Brien, Staff Reporters June 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for a "thorough investigation" of Chicago Public Schools basketball teams a day after learning of what he called "widespread incompetence" by CPS officials.
Opinion: AD Accused of Planting Contraband Got Off Light
by Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) June 2014
Albuquerque Public Schools penalized former Sandia High School Athletic Director Tom Knauber with what amounts to a two-shot foul when the district should have tossed him out of the game.