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Pete Boudreaux Among 12 Individuals Selected for 2016 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

Pete Boudreaux Among 12 Individuals Selected for 2016 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS                                                                           NEWS RELEASE Steve Spurrier, Marlin Briscoe Headline 2016 Class of National High School Hall of Fame FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: Bruce Howard INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 1, 2016) —Steve Spurrier, a three-sport standout at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, before his highly successful collegiate career as a player and coach, and Marlin Briscoe, an outstanding football and basketball player at Omaha (Nebraska) South High School prior to becoming the first African-American starting quarterback in the National Football League, are among 12 individuals selected for the 2016 class of the National High School Hall of Fame administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  …

New Lineup Procedures Approved in High School Volleyball

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS NEWS RELEASE New Lineup Procedures Approved in High School Volleyball FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Contact: Becky Oakes INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 8, 2016) — The process for submitting lineups in high school volleyball has been revised for the 2016-17 season. In addition to the revision in Rule 7-1-4 regarding lineup procedures, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee recommended eight other rules changes at its January 4-6 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Following each set, coaches will be required to submit a numeric lineup to the scorer before one minute remains in the timed interval – or intermission when…

James Simmons to be Inducted in NIAAA Hall of Fame

NEWS RELEASE NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION 9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 650, Indianapolis, IN 46240 317-587-1450, FAX 317.587.1451/www.niaaa.org Twelve Athletic Directors to be Inducted in NIAAA Hall of Fame FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Contact: Bruce Whitehead INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 1, 2015) — Twelve high school athletic directors will be inducted into the seventh Hall of Fame class of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) December 15 in Orlando, Florida, during banquet festivities at the 46th annual National Athletic Directors Conference co-sponsored by the NIAAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  This year’s conference will be held December 11-15 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The 2015 NIAAA Hall of Fame class includes Ron…

LHSAA and LHSCA Officially Endorse USA Football’s Heads Up Football Program

LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION AND HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION ENDORSE USA FOOTBALL’S HEADS UP FOOTBALL PROGRAM LHSAA becomes 11th high school athletic association to endorse Heads Up Football to advance coaching education The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and the Louisiana High School Coaches Association have endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up Football® program for the betterment of the state’s student-athletes. The LHSAA is the 11th high school athletic association in the country to endorse the USA Football program. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body and trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the U.S. In preparation for the 2016 football season, the LHSAA recommends that all of its 298 football-playing…

LHSAA Statement on the Death of Franklin Parish High School’s Tyrell Cameron

LHSAA Statement on the Death of Franklin Parish High School's Tyrell Cameron On behalf of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) our deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Tyrell Cameron, Franklin Parish High School and the surrounding community in the wake of the recent tragedy. “As a former coach and administrator I have had the unfortunate experience that both Coach Sebren and Principal Gunter are currently enduring. However, as a father of three children, my heart breaks for Tyrell’s family. I cannot imagine their pain,” said Eddie Bonine, LHSAA Executive Director. The LHSAA holds the safety of its student-athletes at the highest priority. The LHSAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is comprised of doctors and certified…

2015 New Orleans Saints/LHSAA Game of the Week

BATON ROUGE, LA (August 20, 2015) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the New Orleans Saints, who will again be recognized as the title sponsor for its 2015 New Orleans Saints/LHSAA Game of the Week series.   “The 2015 football season marks the eighth consecutive year that the LHSAA Game of the Week series has aired statewide, and all eight years we have been lucky enough to team up with the New Orleans Saints as title sponsor of the program,” said Eddie Bonine, LHSAA Executive Director. “The LHSAA strives to honor the student-athletes, schools and communities featured each and every week. We would be hard pressed to…

LHSAA Announces New Assistant Executive Director

LHSAA Announces New Assistant Executive Director

BATON ROUGE, LA (August 7, 2015) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) officially announced today that Rhonda Blanford-Green has been hired for the position of Assistant Executive Director. She joins the 15-person staff which includes current assistant directors BJ Guzzardo and Keith Alexander. Blanford-Green boasts an extensive 19-year career at the state association level. She held the same position with the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) from 1996-2012. At the CHSAA Blanford-Green primary duties included overseeing the sports of boys’ soccer, cheerleading and dance, track and field, cross country, ice hockey and skiing. She also maintained positions in marketing, public relations, legislator relations, liaison to the Colorado Athletic Directors Association (CADA), Title IX compliance and chaired multiple…

NFHS Announces Partnership with Selective Service System

NEWS RELEASE Selective Service System Announced as NFHS Corporate Partner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           Contact: Mark Koski INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 24, 2015) — The Selective Service System, an independent agency within the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal Government,  is a new Corporate Partner of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).    Selective Service will be the exclusive NFHS partner for football, which will include coverage in the sport’s rules book, rules poster and rules PowerPoint. In addition, Selective Service will have coverage in the Basketball Rules Book, Wrestling Rules Book and Basketball Scorebook. “We are pleased to partner with the Selective Service System to assist in spreading the word about the requirement for 18-year-olds to register with…

Terence Williams Announced as New Director of the LHSCA

Terence Williams Announced as New Director of the LHSCA

BATON ROUGE, LA (July 14, 2015) — The Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) and Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced today that Terence Williams has been appointed as Director of the LHSCA. Williams most recently served as head coach and athletic director at Redemptorist High School from 2013-2015. Prior to that, Williams served as a teacher/coach/athletic director at Donaldsonville High, Leesville High, University Lab, Jackson High and Christian Life Academy. Williams has served on the LHSAA’s Executive Committee since 2012 and the LHSCA’s Executive Council since 2010. He also serves on the Louisiana Football Coaches Association (LFCA) board as well as the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee. As Director of the LHSCA, Williams will…

J. T. Curtis Among 12 Individuals Selected for 2015 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

J. T. Curtis Among 12 Individuals Selected for 2015 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

NEWS RELEASE Jackie Stiles, J. T. Curtis Among 12 Individuals Selected for 2015 Class of National High School Hall of Fame INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 26, 2015) — Jackie Stiles, the high school basketball legend from Claflin, Kansas, who is the leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history, and J. T. Curtis, whose 542 victories as football coach at John Curtis Christian School in Louisiana rank No. 2 all-time, are among 12 individuals selected for the 2015 class of the National High School Hall of Fame. Other athletes who were chosen for this year’s class are Cindy Brogdon, who helped Greater Atlanta Christian School to three state girls basketball titles in the early 1970s while setting 12 school records; Nikki McCray-Penson,…

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