IHSAA Executive Committee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Minutes from the January 15, 2004 meeting in Indianapolis

 

PRESENT

Chairperson Cassel White, William Amerson, Linda Barnett, Randy Barrett, Jim Feist, Phillip Gardner, Phil Hoskins, Lee Lonzo, Patrick Mapes, Pam Noble, Geoff Penrod, Michael Powell, Janis Qualizza, Debb Stevens, Roger Weaver, Commissioner Blake Ress, Associate Commissioner Ray Craft, Assistant Commissioners Bobby Cox, Sandy Searcy, Theresia Wynns, Sports Information Director Jerry Baker and Attorney Robert Baker.

MINUTES

Minutes of the December 11, 2003 meeting was recommended for approval.A motion for approval was made by Randy Barrett; seconded by Jim Feist; motion passed 15-0.

 

APPROVE INDIANA UNIVERSITY AS HOST FOR GIRLS AND BOYS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Assistant Commissioner Cox presented a proposal to allow the 2004 Girls and Boys Track and Field State Championships to be hosted by Indiana University.A motion for approval was made by Randy Barrett; seconded by Phillip Gardner; motion passed 15-0.

 

BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FORMAT

The Executive Committee considered the following tournament format as a compromise of the proposals submitted by baseball coaches association and the IHSAA Executive Staff:

 

1.†† Sectional tournament play must begin on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2004.It is strongly recommended that the sectional championship be completed prior to Saturday, June 5, 2004.

2.†† The regional will be held on the following Tuesday, June 8, 2004, with two teams per site at 32 sites yet to be determined.The regional will not be postponed to accommodate a team wishing make their #1 pitcher available.

3.†† Semi-state games, with four teams per site, will be played on Saturday, June 12, 2004, at eight sites, also yet to be determined.The semi-state will not be postponed to accommodate a team wishing to make their #1 pitcher available.

4.†† The State Championships in each of the four classes will be decided at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 19, 2004.

After considerable discussion, a motion for approval was made by Phil Hoskins; seconded by Phillip Gardner; motion passed 14-1.

 

APPROVE BASKETBALL SHOWCASES AND TOP 40 WORKOUTS

Commissioner Ress presented for approval plans for the IHSAA to co-sponsor the Boys and Girls Basketball Showcases, and the Top 40 Workouts.A motion to approve the plan was made by Patrick Mapes; seconded by Phil Hoskins; motion passed 15-0.

 

APPROVE SPONSORSHIP OF NFHS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Permission was requested by Commissioner Ress to sponsor the IHSAA Sportsmanship Award, to be presented during the NFHS Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon.A motion to support National Girls & Women in Sports Day was made by Jim Feist; seconded by Janis Qualizza; motion passed 15-0.

 

APPROVE TRADE-IN OF TWO IHSAA AUTOMOBILES

Associate Commissioner Craft requested permission to seek bids for the purpose of trading in two automobiles.Bids will be obtained from three dealers.A motion to approve a recommendation to accept the lowest bid was made by Phil Hoskins; seconded by Geoff Penrod; motion passed 15-0.

 

2003-04 BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

Associate Commissioner Craft presented a list of basketball officials who have applied to work the 2003-04 Boys Basketball Tournament Series.†† ††

 

2003-04 WRESTLING TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

Assistant Commissioner Cox presented a list of wrestling officials who have applied to work the 2003-04 Wrestling Tournament Series.Mr. Cox anticipates assignments will be distributed to approximately 128 officials.

 

2003-04 SWIMMING & DIVING TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

Assistant Commissioner Searcy provided a list of possible starters who have applied for the 2003-04 Swimming & Diving Tournaments.The swimming and diving tournament series require 40 officials at the sectional level.††

 

2003-04 GYMNASTICS TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

Assistant Commissioner Searcy presented a list of 2003-04 licensed gymnastics judges.The tournament series calls for 64 officials to conduct the eight sectionals.

 

TRANSFERS

Associate Commissioner Craft reported on transfers that have been ruled upon during the 2003-04 school year.This report included the following actions as of January 15, 2004:

Full Eligibility†††††††††††††††††††† 2,105

Limited Eligibility††††††††††††††† 158

Ineligible†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 39

Total†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2,302

 

SPORTSMANSHIP

Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the unsportsmanlike conduct reports received by the Association as of January 15, 2005.At this point in the school year, the number of unsportsmanlike conduct reports is less than last yearís figures.The IHSAA Office has communicated with those member schools who have received five or more unsportsmanlike conduct reports to this point.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

The following reports were presented regarding the financial status of sports conducted during the fall sports season.

 

Boys Tennis is a non-revenue generating sport.With most of the expenditures accounted for, the cost of the Boys Tennis Tournament was similar to that of last year.

 

The Boys and Girls Soccer tournament attendance remained consistent, as did expenditures.

 

Girls Golf is also a non-revenue generating sport.The cost of the tournament was commensurate with last yearís expenses.

 

The Boys and Girls Cross Country State Finals attendance showed an increase this year.Overall, the cross country tournament series expenditures showed a general improvement.

 

The volleyball tournament series net revenue showed an increase which reflected a substantial reduction in expenditures at the sectional and state levels of the tournament.

 

LITIGATION REPORT

Attorney Robert Baker updated the Executive Committee on the current status of pending litigation against the Association.

 

DISTRICT III MEDIA AWARD

Brian Bohne, Sports Editor for The Ferdinand News in Ferdinand, Indiana and Spencer County Leader in Dale, Indiana, has been selected as the 2003-2004 recipient of the District III IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award.A graduate of Forest Park High School and Indiana University-Southeast, Brian joined The Ferdinand News and Spencer County Leader in 1994, advancing to the position of Sports Editor in 1996.He is active in high school sports coverage throughout southern Indiana, especially focusing on Dubois and Spencer counties.Brian will be honored on Friday, January 23, 2004 in a special ceremony at halftime of the Forest Park vs. Jasper boysí basketball game, to be played at Forest Park.

 

REPORT ON NATIONAL FEDERATIONíS WINTER MEETING

Commissioner Ress reported on the National Federationís Winter Meeting.Among the topics discussed were:(a) national championships; (b) academic standards; and (c) sportsmanship.

 

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1.†† Centennial Scholarship Nominees

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1.       Letter from David Cranfill, President, three-sixty group

2.       Letter penned by Chuck Jones, Athletic Director, North Central (Indpls.)

 

A motion to adjourn the January meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee was made by Phil Hoskins; seconded by Debb Stevens; motion passed 15-0.The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be at IHSAA headquarters at 8 a.m. on February 20, 2004.

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