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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,…

National Coaches of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 14, 2015) — Twenty-one high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2014 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in one “other” sport that is not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a Spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award. This year’s awards recognize coaches for the 2013-14 school year. Recipients of…

LHSAA Names New Executive Director

The LHSAA announces that, after conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director, it's Executive Committee has voted to offer the position to Mr. Eddie Bonine. Mr. Bonine currently serves as the executive director for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and has held that position for the last seven years. Mr. Bonine has accepted the offer, and contract negotiations are expected to conclude shortly. According to Vic Bonnaffee, LHSAA Executive Committee President, there were several well qualified applicants for the position and the choice was not easy. In his opinion, Mr. Bonine's experience as the executive director of a state high school athletic association separated him from the other applicants and played a critical part in the decision…

LHSAA Seeks RFP for Legal Services

For Immediate Release Baton Rouge, (December 3, 2014) -- The LHSAA Executive Committee announced today that it is accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) for legal services for the association.  The RFP is available for download from the LHSAA’s website www.lhsaa.org (or by clicking HERE).  Interested parties should complete the RFP and return to the LHSAA office via mail or email by Tuesday, December 30, 2014 marked to the attention of Jimmy Anderson. All inquiries should be directed to Executive Committee Member and Legal Services Chair Richard Lavergne at richard.lavergne@stmcougars.net. ####

NFHS Concussion Task Force Recommendations to be Discussed by State Associations for Implementation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 13, 2014) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has finalized its position paper from the NFHS Concussion Summit Task Force, which met in July to develop recommendations for minimizing the risk of concussions and head impact exposure in high school football. The recommendations, which have been shared with the 51 NFHS-member state high school associations, and approved by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NFHS Board of Directors, will be discussed by state associations at the NFHS Winter Meeting in early January for implementation in the 2015 football season. The 24-member task force, which featured medical doctors, athletic trainers, high school coaches and key national leaders in high school sports,…

LHSAA Names Interim Executive Director

Baton Rouge, LA (October 29, 2014)  --  Vic Bonnaffee, President of the LHSAA Executive Committee, in the name of the LHSAA Executive Committee and Finance Committee, announces Mr. Jimmy Anderson as interim Executive Director effective immediately.  Mr. Anderson is a gentleman of integrity, very professional, and loves the LHSAA.  He has been a past president and is presently a compliance officer, thus he is aware of the LHSAA's activities and rules.  I know everyone will give Mr. Jimmy Anderson their support until an Executive Director is named. About the LHSAA The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates education-based athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of…

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