High School News
September 12, 2017
A recent survey found that the average stipend for a high school head football coach in the Minneapolis area was $6,250. According to CBS Minnesota, most coaches in the Minneapolis area are also teachers, and their salaries as coaches are determined through negotiations between the teachers' union and school board. Jeff McGonigal, Anoka-Hennepin School District's superintendent, said coach stipends can vary based on the sport. “We have some programs that have 200 or 300 students that could be... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
September 12, 2017
Colgate University suspended its men's varsity rowing team from the rest of the fall competition and the first spring meet over violating hazing regulations. According to, the team's actions violated rules against hazing and “high-risk alcohol consumption.” The team will receive education regarding high-risk alcohol use and how to prevent hazing. Paul J. McLoughlin II, Colgate's vice president and dean of the college, sent an email to the school community, expressing that hazing... more
September 12, 2017
Newburyport native Daniel M. Blair, who was associate director of athletics at Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH), has been named director of athletics at Northern Essex Community College (Haverhill and Lawrence, MA), starting September 11. At Northern Essex, Blair will oversee the college’s six varsity sports—baseball, basketball (men’s), volleyball, softball, cross country (men’s and women’s), and track and field—and a wide range of intramural and club sports and activities.  He will... more
Uniforms & Apparel
September 11, 2017
South Burlington (Vt.) High School recently made a deal with Adidas, gaining $25,000 worth of uniforms and equipment in exchange for displaying the Adidas logo on the uniforms. The deal is thought to be the first of its kind for Vermont high schools. According to the Burlington Free Press, the deal provides uniforms that South Burlington needed to replace after discarding its Rebels mascot. Patrick Burke, principal of South Burlington, said the school had $50,000 budgeted for that this year. "... more
September 9, 2017
More than 60 high schools in Michigan have turned to eight-man football squads to save the sport for their student-athletes. This is a significant increase from less than a decade ago, when there were only eight teams of this type. According to an article from Bridge, lowered enrollment numbers in high schools within the state has been one factor. This is seen particularly within rural communities. “I think this is a pretty good option for small schools, so they can feel like they are still... more
September 8, 2017
A powerful collaboration between athletics and academics comes to San Jose′ State University Nov. 3- 4 with an emphasis on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) behind sports and entertainment. In partnership with the STEAM Sports Group with offices in in San Francisco, SJSU will "Power Silicon Valley" by hosting a two-day summit that will include a STEAM sports summit Friday morning, a two-day job fair Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and the SJSU vs. San Diego... more


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