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LHSAA Seeks Assistant Executive Director

LHSAA Seeks Assistant Executive Director Posted: 05-25-2016 The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) has opened the search process for an administrative staff (exempt) position as Assistant Executive Director. Home base for this position will be the LHSAA office in Baton Rouge. Primary responsibilities shall be defined by the Executive Director and will include but not limited to: 1. Oversight/supervision of multiple sports as assigned by the Executive Director 2. Other duties assigned by the Executive Director Experience and Qualifications:   The Assistant Executive Director of the LHSAA shall have three (3) years’ experience as a school principal, seven (7) years’ experience as a faculty coach, five (5) years’ combined experience as a principal and school faculty coach or a minimum…

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HELMET & NEW ORLEANS PELICAN JERSEY PROGRAMS

As a tribute to the importance of high school football and basketball programs and the outstanding life skills they teach young men and women, the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans are creating the New Orleans Saints High School Helmet Program and the New Orleans Pelicans High School Jersey Program. The Saints and Pelicans would like all LHSAA Football and Basketball schools to participate and donate either a team jersey, team helmet, or both if your school has each sport. The jerseys and helmets will be displayed in the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center respectively. Please follow this LINK for details about this program.

LHSAA Seeks Director of Finance

LHSAA Seeks Director of Finance Posted: 05-18-2016 The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) has opened the search process for an administrative staff position as Director of Finance. Home base for this position will be the LHSAA office in Baton Rouge. Primary responsibilities shall be defined by the Executive Director and will include but not limited to: Perform all accounting functions for the LHSAA, LHSCA and Hall of Fame (this includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposits, investments, bank reconciliations, intercompany transfers, payroll, budget and special projects as assigned.) Oversees the development, adoption and implementation of the annual budget. Monitor cash flow to ensure adequate funds are available for the daily operations of the organization. Prepare all 403(b) and TRSL data…

LHSAA Seeks Bids for an Official Photographer

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is seeking bids from those looking to become the "Official Photographer of the LHSAA" and obtain the exclusive rights to sell photos from all LHSAA state championship events. If interested, please email Jacob Doyle for a copy of the bid packet.

Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Golf Championships - Schedule Change

LAFAYETTE -- The LHSAA State Golf Championships, originally scheduled for Monday-Tuesday at three courses in the Acadiana area, have been postponed until Wednesday and Thursday due to wet courses and the anticipation of more inclement weather over the next three days. The Lafayette organizing committee, in association with the LHSAA staff, made the decision Saturday afternoon after the Acadiana area received significant rain and was under tornado warnings Saturday morning. Forecasts are for 80 to 90 percent rain chances Sunday through Tuesday morning. “We regret having to move our dates back,” said committee chairman Robert Boudreaux, “but with the forecasts being what they are, there’s a good chance the courses will be unplayable Monday and Tuesday. Delaying two days will…

Items Passed Immediately by the EC During Spring Meeting

ITEMS PASSED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY 2016 APRIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Amend Section 4 – Sport Seasons by amending Rule 4.4.1, Page 49 of the 2015-2016 LHSAA By-Laws, to be worded as follows: 4.4.1 Summer activities for all sports shall begin the 46th week, which is the first Sunday following the last LHSAA State Championship. This rule applies regardless of when your school year ends. Other than restrictions prohibiting football players from working out in pads during the defined summer time span there are no restrictions on workouts in LHSAA sports during the summer months. Summer activities in all LHSAA sports at the school’s facilities, use of school equipment and sport specific apparatus are subject to the approval of the school principal.…

Walk Up/Walk Out Music

Walk Up/Walk Out Music On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Executive Committee and Executive Director Bonine discussed the recent ruling concerning walk-up music at both baseball and softball games. It was determined by the committee and Mr. Bonine that music would be allowed at regular season and playoff games under the following circumstances: ·        The principal/administration reviews the content. ·        Only music that does not contain profanity and/or sexual innuendo shall be played. ·        The volume level shall be at a level that does not cause displeasure to spectators. The principal/administration shall be responsible to the Executive Committee in the event inappropriate music is allowed to be played.

Pending weather situation for Boys Golf

Attention boys’ golf coaches: Due to unfavorable weather forecasted for many parts of Louisiana next week and the various district tournaments that could be affected, we are reminding tournament hosts and all teams, it is imperative that we have determined the top four teams and top four additional medalist by week’s end in order to place at the regional sites set to begin the following week of Monday, May 25. If your district tournament is rain delayed, please make every effort to play at the next available date and consider other options, if necessary, such as moving to an alternative course or perhaps a nine-hole event as a last option. Make sure the HOST SCHOOL’s coach/tournament director notifies the LHSAA…

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