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Leadership
January 31, 2019
Tom Visker, Athletic Director at Bethel College for the last five years and professor and chairperson of Kinesiology and Dean of Arts and Humanities Division for parts of 11 years prior to that, has announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. Assistant Athletic Director and men's and women's track and field head coach Tony Natali has been named as Visker's successor as Athletic Director. Natali will assume the role on July 1. "Tony Natali is a gifted and proven leader... more
Coaching
January 30, 2019
In early January, Bedford (N.H.) High School fired its Head Girls' Basketball Coach, Sue Thomas, after investigating her coaching, as reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader. In an interview afterwards, she was introspective about her coaching. “I blame myself for not evolving enough over the 40 years that I’ve coached,” said Thomas, who has coached every level of basketball, including Division I college as an assistant at Niagara University and the University of Detroit Mercy. “I came up... more
High School News
January 30, 2019
Isaac Beltran, a junior wrestler for Santa Fe (N.M.) High School, has been suspended for punching Jackson Taylor, his opponent from Albuquerque Academy. Taylor became unconscious afterwards. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the incident occurred at the 132-pound quarterfinals for the Joe Vivian Classic. Beltran was caught on video punching Taylor in the head three times during their match. One video shows that Beltran began punching Taylor after Taylor elbowed him in the head. Mark Hussey... more
January 30, 2019
This article is featured in a multi-part series presented by Coaching Management, which documents sport coaches who serve as role models in their communities, both on and off the field. If you know of a deserving coach who should be recognized, send an email including the coach’s name, sport, and school or team name to: coachingmgt@momentummedia.com.   When the girls’ soccer team at Colerain (Oh.) High School first heard the news that they’d have a new coach for the 2018-19 season, they were... more
High School News
January 29, 2019
On Monday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association voted to approve two proposals intended to change the state's athletic classification system. According to The Spokesman-Review, classifications will go from balanced percentages to hard-number caps. In addition, an amendment allows schools to reduce their classification based on the number of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. The changes will take effect in the 2020-21 school year. “This is the start of a... more
Strategic Planning
January 29, 2019
Tarleton State University's intercollegiate athletic teams have traditionally gone by two different names. Men's teams are called the Texans, while women's teams are called the TexAnns. That will change next year, when all teams will unite as Texans. According to the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, three members of the women's basketball program, Hannah Hyde, Mackenzie Hailey and Maddie Oliver, presented a bill to the Student Government Association in November requesting that all teams be known as... more

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