IHSAA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Minutes of the January 11, 2001 meeting at the IHSAA office
Chairman Dale Crafton, Vice Chairman Mike Blackburn, Linda Barnett, Dan Cunningham, Dennis Eller, Patrick Mapes, Michael Necessary, Janis Qualizza, Cecil Raymond, Jean Shonkwiler, Oren Sutherlin, Joseph Trimboli, Directors Curtis Casbon, Jim Feist, Phillip Gardner, Lee Lonzo, Pam Noble, Mike Powell, Commissioner Blake Ress, Associate Commissioner Ray Craft, Assistant Commissioners Bobby Cox, Sandy Searcy, Theresia Wynns, Sports Information Director Jim Russell and Attorney Robert Baker.
Minutes of the December 11, 2000 meeting was recommended for approval. A motion for approval was made by Joseph Trimboli; seconded by Dennis Eller; motion passed 12-0.
2000-01 BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Associate Commissioner Craft presented a list of basketball officials who have applied to work the 2000-01 Boys Basketball Tournament Series. Permission was requested to select officials from this list. A motion for approval was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 12-0.
2000-01 WRESTLING TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Assistant Commissioner Cox presented a list of wrestling officials who have applied to work the 2000-01 Wrestling Tournament Series. Permission was requested to assign officials from this list. A motion for approval was made by Oren Sutherlin; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 12-0.
2000-01 SWIMMING & DIVING TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Assistant Commissioner Searcy provided a list of possible starters who have applied for the 2000-01 Swimming & Diving Tournaments. Permission was requested to select officials from this list. A motion for approval was made by Janis Qualizza; seconded by Linda Barnett; motion passed 12-0.
2000-01 GYMNASTICS TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Assistant Commissioner Searcy presented a list of licensed gymnastics judges and requested permission to select judges for the 2000-01 Gymnastics Tournament from said list. A motion for approval was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 12-0.
2000-01 BOYS GOLF TOURNAMENT SERIES
Assistant Commissioner Cox reported on the general format, sites and other preliminary plans for the 2000-01 Boys Golf Tournament Series. A motion to approve the recommendations for the 2000-01 Boys Golf Tournament Series was made by Michael Necessary; seconded by Dennis Eller; motion passed 12-0.
2000-01 TRACK & FIELD TOURNAMENT SERIES
Assistant Commissioner Cox reported on the general format, sites and other preliminary plans for the 2000-01 Track & Field Tournament Series. Included in this report were the following recommendations for changes in host sites:
From East Noble
From Owen Valley
To Bloomington South
To Ben Davis
To East Noble
To – Site to be determined
From Warren Central
To – Site to be determined
A motion to approve the recommendations for the 2000-01 Track & Field Tournament Series was made by Linda Barnett; seconded by Cecil Raymond; motion passed 12-0.
TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY COACHES PROPOSALS
The Executive Committee took the following actions in response to proposals presented by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches and the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association during the December meeting. These recommendations will be effective for the 2000-01 Track and Field Tournament Series.
A motion to accept the following recommendations was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Janis Qualizza; motion passed
The 3200 meter run shall be conducted after the 200 meter dash unless changed by the games committee; in lieu of a games committee, there must be mutual consent of all participating schools prior to the beginning of the meet.
The staff will re-emphasize that a set time schedule be followed for all events at all levels of the tournament series.
APPROVE THE 2001-2002 FOOTBALL REALIGNMENTS
Assistant Commissioner Cox reported of the report of the Football Reclassification Committee for approval. The period for which this reclassification would be in effect is two years (2001 & 2002). The report included the following alignment of teams:
Sectional 1 Chesterton, Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Gary Wallace, Lake Central, Merrillville, Portage, Valparaiso
Sectional 2 Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, LaPorte, Michigan City, Mishawaka, Penn, South Bend Riley
Sectional 3 Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Snider, Homestead, Huntington North, Kokomo, Marion, Warsaw
Sectional 4 Anderson, Anderson Highland, Carmel, Hamilton Southeastern, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Jefferson, Noblesville
Sectional 5 Franklin Central, Indpls. Arlington, Indpls. Broad Ripple, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indpls.), Richmond, Warren Central
Sectional 6 Ben Davis, Decatur Central, Indpls. Arsenal Technical, Indpls. Manual, Indpls. Northwest, Perry Meridian, Pike, Southport
Sectional 7 Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Center Grove, Columbus North, Jennings County, Martinsville, Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South
Sectional 8 Bedford North Lawrence, Castle, Evansville Harrison, Evansville North, Evansville Reitz, Jeffersonville, New Albany
Sectional 9 Gary Roosevelt, Gary West Side, Griffith, Hammond, Hammond Morton, Highland, Lowell, Munster
Sectional 10 Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Logansport, Plymouth, South Bend Adams, South Bend Clay, South Bend LaSalle, South Bend Washington
Sectional 11 Carroll (Fort Wayne), Columbia City, Concord, DeKalb, East Noble, Fort Wayne Dwenger, Northridge, Wawasee
Sectional 12 Bellmont, Delta, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Jay County, Muncie Central, Muncie Southside
Sectional 13 Connersville, Greenfield-Central, Indpls. Cathedral, New Castle, Pendleton Heights, Roncalli, Shelbyville
Sectional 14 Columbus East, East Central, Franklin, Greenwood, Madison, Seymour, South Dearborn, Whiteland
Sectional 15 Avon, Brownsburg, McCutcheon, Mooresville, Northview, Plainfield, Westfield, Zionsville
Sectional 16 Boonville, Evansville Central, Floyd Central, Jasper, Mount Vernon, Owen Valley, Vincennes Lincoln
Sectional 17 Andrean, Calumet, Gary Mann, Gary Wirt, Hammond Clark, Hammond Gavit, Hammond Noll, New Prairie
Sectional 18 Benton Central, Frankfort, Maconaquah, Northwestern, Peru, Twin Lakes, West Lafayette, Western
Sectional 19 Culver Military, Lakeland, Mishawaka Marian, NorthWood, South Bend St. Joseph’s, Tippecanoe Valley, West Noble, Whitko
Sectional 20 Angola, Blackford, Fort Wayne Concordia, Fort Wayne Elmhurst, Harding, Leo, New Haven, Norwell
Sectional 21 Beech Grove, Elwood, Hamilton Heights, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Palestine, Tipton, Yorktown
Sectional 22 Brebeuf, Crawfordsville, Danville, Edgewood, Indpls. Chatard, Lebanon, Southmont, West Vigo
Sectional 23 Batesville, Brown County, Corydon Central, Franklin County, Greensburg, North Harrison, Rushville
Sectional 24 Evansville Bosse, Evansville Memorial, Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills, Pike Central, Princeton, Sullivan, Washington
Sectional 25 Glenn, Knox, North Judson, North Newton, Rensselaer Central, Rochester, Wheeler, Winamac
Sectional 26 Alexandria, Cass, Delphi, Eastbrook, Eastern (Greentown), Mississinewa, North Miami, Oak Hill
Sectional 27 Bremen, Central Noble, Churubusco, Eastside, Fairfield, Garrett, Jimtown, Prairie Heights
Sectional 28 Bluffton, Fort Wayne Luers, Heritage, Manchester, South Adams, Wabash, Woodlan
Sectional 29 Cloverdale, Greencastle, North Montgomery, North Putnam, Seeger, South Vermillion, Tri-West Hendricks, Western Boone
Sectional 30 Centerville, Indpls. Scecina, Knightstown, Monrovia, Speedway, Triton Central, Union County, Winchester
Sectional 31 Brownstown, Charlestown, Clarksville, Indian Creek, Lawrenceburg, Providence, Salem
Sectional 32 Evansville Mater Dei, Mitchell, North Knox, North Posey, Paoli, Southridge, South Spencer, Tell City
Sectional 33 Culver Community, Lake Station Edison, LaVille, River Forest, South Central (Union Mills), Triton, West Central, Whiting
Sectional 34 Adams Central, Fremont, Madison-Grant, Northfield, Southern Wells, Southwood, Taylor
Sectional 35 Carroll (Flora), Caston, Frontier, Lafayette Central Catholic, North White, Pioneer, South Newton, Tri-County
Sectional 36 Cambridge City Lincoln, Eastern Hancock, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Shenandoah, Tri, Union City, Wes-Del
Sectional 37 Cascade, Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Frankton, Indpls. Ritter, Lapel, Sheridan, Tri-Central
Sectional 38 Attica, Covington, Fountain Central, North Vermillion, Riverton Parke, Rockville, South Putnam, Turkey Run
Sectional 39 Edinburgh, Indiana Deaf School, Milan, North Decatur, Park Tudor, South Decatur, West Washington
Sectional 40 Linton-Stockton, North Central (Farmersburg), North Daviess, Oakland City Wood Memorial, Perry Central, Springs Valley, Tecumseh, Union (Dugger)
A motion to approve 2001-02 sectional football realignments, pending recommendations from the Public/Private Committee, was made by Oren Sutherlin; seconded by Mike Blackburn; motion passed 12-0.
APPROVE LICENSING FEES FOR IHSAA OFFICIALS
Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the proposed fee increase for officials to renew an IHSAA license. Beginning in 2001-02, the National Federation will increase its insurance fee by $5 per official. As a result, it is necessary to re-evaluate the IHSAA fee structure. Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, IHSAA officials will incur a $50 renewal fee each year, which will allow the official to become licensed in three sports. Officials who wish to obtain a license in additional sports will pay $5 per sport. The fee for newly licensed officials will remain at $35, which will cover testing for as many as four sports. A motion to approve the proposed 2001-02 official’s licensing fee structure was made by Linda Barnett; seconded by Jean Shonkwiler; motion passed 12-0.
GIRLS GOLF STATE FINALS CONFLICT WITH UNTIED STATES GRAND PRIX
Associate Commissioner Craft reported the Untied States Grand Prix is scheduled for the same weekend as the 2001 IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals, which means a likely shortage of available hotel rooms for that weekend. Despite this conflict, the 2001 Girls Golf State Finals will be played as scheduled Sept. 28 and 29 at the Legends of Indiana in Franklin.
Associate Commissioner Craft reported on transfers that have been ruled upon during the 2000-01 school year. This report included the following actions as of January 4, 2001
Full Eligibility – 1,844.
Limited Eligibility – 158.
Ineligible – 22.
Total – 2,024.
Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the unsportsmanlike conduct reports received by the Association as of January 10, 2001. At this point in the school year, 140 schools have not had a single unsportsmanlike conduct report filed on an athlete or coach. The five member schools who have been cited for 10 or more unsportsmanlike conduct reports will be receiving a letter from Commissioner Ress requesting their administration to take action to prevent further occurrences. Member schools who have been cited for six or more reports will receive a letter notifying them of excessive unsportsmanlike reports.
The following reports were presented regarding the financial status of sports conducted during the fall sports season.
Attorney Robert Baker updated the Executive Committee on the current status of pending litigation against the Association.
DISTRICT V MEDIA AWARD
Sports Information Director Russell reported that Ted Throckmorton, color analyst on WAVG Radio in Jeffersonville, has been selected as the IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award Recipient for 2000-01 in District V. Throckmorton has been in his current position for the past 38 seasons. A graduate of Indiana University, Ted has been a successful businessman and community leader in the Jeffersonville area. Throckmorton and his wife, Alveda, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December, and are the parents of two children and the grandparents of two children. He will be honored as a part of the pre-game ceremonies before the Jeffersonville-Floyd Central boys basketball game on January 12.
REPORT ON NATIONAL FEDERATION WINTER MEETING
Commissioner Ress reported on the National Federation’s Winter Meeting. Among the topics discussed were: (a) the NCAA amateurism proposal; (b) the national high school sports web page being developed under the address of www.ihigh.com; (c) the foreign exchange student policy; and (d) Women’s Sports Foundation.
A motion to adjourn the January meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee was made by Joseph Trimboli; seconded by Dennis Eller; motion passed 12-0. The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be at IHSAA headquarters at 8 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2001.