IHSAA Executive Committee
Minutes from the December 16, 2004 meeting in Indianapolis
The minutes of the
Commissioner Ress presented
the results of the Board of Directors elections that were conducted by mail
Debb Stevens, Caston HS 48
Larry A. Wolfe,
Albert Hanselman, Culver Community HS 18
Kevin Hannon, South Central (Union Mills) HS 18
Debb Stevens re-elected to serve a three-year term
John H. Spinks, Jr.,
Dick Tobias elected to serve
a three-year term beginning on
Herb E. Resler,
Herb E. Resler
elected to serve a three-year term beginning on
Lee Lonzo re-elected to
serve a three-year term beginning on
Roger L. Weaver,
Roger L. Weaver re-elected to complete a term that runs until July1, 2005.
Mike Whitten, Boonville HS 71
Mike Whitten elected to
serve a three-year term beginning on
A motion to certify election results was made by Randy Barrett; seconded by Pam Noble; motion passed 15-0.
APPOINTMENT OF SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR
Commissioner Ress recommended that Jason Wille be appointed as the IHSAA Sports Information Director. A motion was to approve the recommendation was made by Phil Gardner; seconded by Geoff Penrod; motion passed 15-0.
Jason Wille is in his 10th
year as an employee of the IHSAA after being promoted to the position of
Assistant Sports Information Director in January 2002. He was hired in July 1995
as Publications Coordinator and was responsible for the annual production, editing and distribution of the Association’s numerous
publications and forms including all state championship programs. Prior to joining the IHSAA, Wille worked as a
graduate assistant for one year each in the sports information offices at the
APPROVE EMERGENCY BY-LAW AMMENDMENT
Commissioner Ress recommended approval of an emergency By-Law amendment:
Rule 19, Section 6, Article 1e Page 64
Insert: The student’s former school and is not accredited by the state accrediting agency in the state where the school is located.
This eliminated a loophole in the By-Laws whereby a student athlete could have changed schools without a family move, and gained full eligibility. A motion was to approve the recommendation was made by Phil Hoskins; seconded by Dennis Bunda; motion passed 15-0.
Commissioner Ress requested that members of the support staff receive a holiday bonus as they have in recent years. Randy Barrett made a motion that members of the support staff receive holiday bonuses; Roy Simpson seconded the motion; motion passed 15-0.
APPOINT SCREENING COMMITTEE FOR IHSAA CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Commissioner Ress asked the Executive Committee to establish a screening committee for the 2005 IHSAA Centennial Scholarship.
Michael Chastain (
1. Reconsider the rule about host school options with regard to the pole vault. The vault should be contested in every meet. If not contested, the points should be given to the opposing school(s), as in other events (if the facility is not legal).
2. Move to 5 semi-states in cross country with either four or five teams advancing to the state meet.
3. Move the cross country tournament series back to a four week/four level event.
will be taken at the January Exe
IHSAA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Commissioner Wynns reported that the IHSAA will once again participate in the
NFHS Women in Sports Day luncheon held in downtown
Chairman Lee Lonzo reported
on his attendance, along with Commissioner Ress, at the Mid-West States Seminar
2004-05 GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Assistant Commissioner Wynns presented a list of basketball officials who have applied to work the 2004-05 Girls Basketball Tournament Series. Of the 240 experienced officials and 135 new officials who applied, the IHSAA will choose 256 to work the tournament series.
Assistant Commissioner Wynns
updated the Executive Committee on the unsportsmanlike conduct reports that
have been submitted. As of
Nancy Alspaugh made a report on behalf of the Technology Committee. Technology will be a topic that will be on the agenda at the Board’s January workshop.
The following reports were presented regarding the financial status of sports conducted during the fall sports season.
1. Boys Tennis is a non-revenue generating sport. With most of the expenditures accounted for, the cost of the Boys Tennis Tournament showed a decrease of 13% from last year.
2. The Boys and Girls Cross Country Tournament Series expenses continue to increase due to improved technology. The 2004 Boys and Girls Cross Country State Championships were held at Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute cross country course this year, and the event appears to have been well received by participants, coaches, and fans.
3. The Boys and Girls Soccer tournament attendance remained consistent, as did expenditures. Inclement weather at the semi-state level caused a slight decrease in revenue, although expenses showed a decrease as well.
4. The Girls Golf tournament series produces little income. Although it is one of the most expensive tournaments to conduct, the expenses were commensurate with last year’s, at approximately $52,000.
Attorney Robert Baker updated the Executive Committee on the current status of pending litigation against the Association.
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 15-2.6.
2. Coach Mark Richards is reprimanded for causing this violation to occur.
3. The IHSAA accepts and supports the cancellation of all remaining pre-season open facility sessions and the one game suspension of Coach Richards as an appropriate response to this violation.
4. The administration of
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 9-13.
2. Coach Lura Abrell is reprimanded for conducting a Sunday practice session for divers in direct violation of Rule 9-13.
3. The administration of
Commissioner Ress reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 3-6.
2. Coach Brad Hanner is severely reprimanded for his unethical and unacceptable behavior for a coach.
3. The administration of
1. Letter from
John Beeker, Principal,
2. Letter from
Alan Matheis, Athletic Director,
3. Letter from
Christine Settle, Principal;
1. William Amerson,
2. Kevin Horrigan, Athletic Director, Greenfield-Central HS – NIAAA Distinguished Service Award Winner
A motion to adjourn the December
meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee was made by Patrick Mapes; seconded by
Jim Feist; motion passed 15-0. The next meeting of the Executive Committee
will be at IHSAA headquarters at on