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January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn One of the biggest challenges for athletic directors is ensuring that student-athletes and parents have a clear understanding of a coach's expectations for the season. A new survey of high school coaches and athletic directors in Wisconsin sheds light on how many approach this communication challenge.The survey, which was produced by Michael P. Counter as part of a master's thesis and titled "Parental Involvement in Children's High School Athletics," was sent by the Wisconsin... more
January 29, 2015
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will award NFHS Citations to eight high school athletic directors December 15 in National Harbor, Maryland, during luncheon festivities at the 45th annual National Athletic Directors Conference sponsored jointly by the NFHS and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). NFHS Citations are presented annually to outstanding athletic directors in recognition of contributions to interscholastic... more
January 29, 2015
As part of the lead-up to the NCAA Convention in January, the association has announced that schools within the five "power conferences"--the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern--will vote on four proposals that could bring changes to the Division I landscape. Headlining the package is a resolution that would provide full scholarship student-athletes with additional funding to cover the full cost of attendance. According to the NCAA, the other proposals include: An ACC-... more
January 29, 2015
On a blustery October day this past fall, 15,121 fans came to see the Slippery Rock University football team play Mercyhurst University at University of Michigan Stadium, aka, the Big House. The NCAA Division II game gained a slew of media attention. Athletic Management previewed the event in our August/September 2014 issue. Now, a documentary is set to be released chronicling the anticipation of the game, the story behind it, and Slippery Rock's return to the Big House after nearly three... more
January 29, 2015
Ten individuals who have made outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics have been named recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). These individuals will be honored December 16 in National Harbor, Maryland during the banquet at the 45th annual National Athletic Directors Conference conducted jointly by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the NIAAA.The... more
January 29, 2015
Three deserving high school athletic directors were honored for their contributions by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) at the 45th annual National Athletic Directors Conference conducted jointly by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the NIAAA on Dec. 16. And the winners are.... NIAAA Award of Merit--Sheri Stice, CMAA, former associate director of athletics and coordinator for secondary physical education and Special... more

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