IHSAA Executive Committee
Minutes from the
Cassel White, Randy Barrett,
CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT
Commissioner Ress presented a Conflict of Interest Statement to be signed by the IHSAA Executive Committee members.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AGENDAS
Commissioner Ress presented the probable agendas for the 2003-04 monthly Executive Committee meetings. A motion to approve the agendas was made by Phillip Gardner; seconded by Patrick Mapes; motion passed 12-0.
ASSIGNMENTS FOR AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
Chairperson Cassel White distributed the 2003-04 state tournament assignments to the Executive Committee members.
APPROVE 2003-04 COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
Chairperson Cassel White distributed the 2003-04 committee appointments to Executive Committee members:
Competition Committee – Chairperson John Williams (
Committee – Chairperson Lee Lonzo, Jim Feist, Michael
Powell, Janis Qualizza, and
3. Student Advisory Committee – Chairperson Lee Lonzo, Phil Hoskins, Patrick Mapes, Pam Noble, and Roger Weaver.
4. Automobile Committee – Chairperson Randy Barrett, and Debb Stevens.
Committee – Chairperson Ray Craft, Blake Ress, Dennis Bunda,
Phillip Gardner, and
A motion to approve the committee appointments was made by Dennis Bunda; seconded by Lee Lonzo; motion passed 12-0.
APPROVE NEW APPLICATIONS FOR IHSAA MEMBERSHIP
Commissioner Ress presented new IHSAA membership
ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
Commissioner Ress requested permission to have representatives attend conferences and workshops outlined below:
Mid-West Officials Summit to be held in
National Federation Section IV meeting will be held in
Mid-West States Seminar is scheduled for
National Federation’s Winter Meeting will be held at
A motion to approve the recommended participation in these workshops was made by Phil Hoskins; seconded by Geoff Penrod; motion approved 12-0.
DISTRIBUTE POLICY HANDBOOKS
Assistant Commissioner Searcy distributed the 2003-04 Policy Handbooks.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Commissioner Ress reviewed those sections of the 2003-04 of the IHSAA Policy Handbook dealing with the powers and duties of the Executive Committee.
REPORT FROM ASSOCIATED SPORTS PRODUCTIONS, INC.
NFHS STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE REPORT
Assistant Commissioner Searcy reported on the third annual
NFHS Student Leadership Conference, conducted on July 11-14 at the Indianapolis
Downtown Marriott. More than 250 student
athletes and 100 adults attended the conference, of which approximately 65 were
SPRING FINANCIAL REPORTS
The following reports were presented regarding the financial status of sports conducted during the spring season:
softball balance sheet showed a 28% improvement or close to a $20,000 increase
in profit over 2002. The figure reflects
favorable weather that oc
2. Baseball showed a revenue increase of approximately $40,000. Increased attendance at all levels of the tournament was responsible for the net improvement.
3. The Boys and Girls track and Field tournament series recorded a positive net balance of $30,000 improvement over the previous year’s balance.
4. Girls tennis is a deficit sport that generates little income. The cost of the girls tennis tournament series in 2003 was $23,349. This figure reflects a decrease in expenditures of 15%.
5. Boys golf is also a sport that does not generate income through gate receipts. The golf tournament series posted a $63,000 price tag.
Commissioner Ress presented the June financial report of the Association.
Associate Commissioner Craft reported on transfers that have
been ruled on since June 2003. This
report included the following actions as of
Full Eligibility................. 146
Limited Eligibility............. 22
Commissioner Ress updated the Executive Committee on the current status of pending litigation against the Association.
NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTORS WORKSHOP
Assistant Commissioner Cox reported that the IHSAA and the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA) again co-sponsored a workshop for new athletic directors at the Airport Holiday Inn on July 29 and 30. Thirty three (33) administrators participated in the two day work shop.
NFHS COACHEDS EDUCATION COURSES
Assistant Commissioner Cox reported that the IHSAA currently conducts three courses annually. The National Federation is in the process of implementing a new curriculum relative to coaches certification. A coach may attain a bronze level of certification by completing four levels of education: the general coaches education course, first aid, CPR, and a sport specific course. The bronze level of certification will be attainable on-line in February 2004.
The following penalties were assessed for various violations of the IHSAA By-Laws:
Brown County High School – Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of an injured player returning to games without the required number of practices.
1. The Brown County High School baseball program is issued a warning.
2. Assistant coach Tony
Bell is reprimanded for permitting this violation to oc
3. The Brown County administration is commended for its reporting and handling of this matter.
1. The Lakeland High School football program is issued a warning.
2. Assistant coach
Kevin Wenzel is reprimanded for permitting this violation to oc
3. The actions taken by Lakeland High School in (a) suspending Coach Wenzel for one week and (b) establishing that there shall be no contact between the coaching staff and the football players during the week of July 27th is appropriate and accepted by the IHSAA.
Silver Creek High School – Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a boys golfer participating in a non-school competition without a waiver.
1. The Silver Creek High School boys golf program is issued a warning.
2. The student athlete shall be suspended for the first two meets during the 2003-04 golf season for participating without obtaining a waiver.
3. The Silver Creek administration is commended for its reporting and handling of this matter.
Springs Valley High School – Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a foreign exchange student participating after completing high school.
1. The Springs Valley High School girls tennis program is issued a warning.
2. The matches in which the ineligible student participated shall be forfeited.
3. The Springs Valley administration is commended for its reporting and handling of this matter.
FALL AREA PRINCIPAL MEETING AGENDA
Commissioner Ress requested that Executive Committee members contact member schools that have already been scheduled for Area Principals Meetings. The Executive Committee discussed various agenda items for the meetings.
2003-04 MEDIA AWARDS
Sports Information Director Jerry Baker requested nominees for the IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Awards. This award is presented annually in each of the three IHSAA Districts. Executive Committee members were requested to give some serious consideration to identifying potential candidates in their district so that honorees can be selected in a timely fashion.
1. Letter from
2. E-mail from Karen Monaldi, Parent,
A motion to adjourn the August meeting of the Executive
Committee was made by Lee Lonzo; seconded by Phillip Gardner; motion passed
12-0. The next meeting of the Executive
Committee will be at the IHSAA headquarters at on