NHSACA December 2015 message

2016 NHSACA Spring Meeting Minutes  

 November 2015

Kirk Price 3rd VP

As you all know we have 2 sponsors that need our attention. Fling Golf and Game Day Wipes both companies are looking for our help. Please touch base with your athletic director at your school to see if we can get their support. If everyone contacted a school, yours or others the information you need can be obtained from Dave Dougherty for your presentation.

New Sponsors are also needed desperately if you have a contact please follow up on it and Dave will assist you in any way he can.

The executive board is meeting in Fargo ND on December 5th and 6th.  Please watch your e-mail shortly after for the minutes.

The next executive board meeting is tentatively set for March 20th and 21st in Louisville, KY , the site of this years Convention.

This years Convention will be open for registration in January 2016 on line. Please, everyone on the Board of Directors register in January, as you all know the income is needed to help our operating costs.

Sports chairs, now is the time to find a sponsor for your sport. $2,500 is the going rate and we do need as many sponsors as possible. Please make a call to a local business that has shown interest in your sport or a friend that might be your sponsor.

I personally would like to thank all of you for your vote of confidence in my recent election to 3rd VP. I also want to express my personal sadness at the loss of Rich Thompkins. He was a great representative of us all and he welcomed me in the beginning of my service. We will miss you Rich!!!

Finally the following positions on the Board have been filled. Sports chairs:Boys Cross Country - Fred Finke (Longwood, Florida), Special Sports - James Caliendo (Orland Hills, Illinois) ,Tennis - Michael Kypriss (Cooper City, Florida)We are still looking for someone to fill golf.


Nominations for National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Coach of the Year
* denotes National Finalist

The following names were submitted into the NHSACA office for consideration for National Coach of the Year honors.  Many as noted were selected as Finalist for National COTY Honors.   The final selection of NHSACA Coach of the Year will be announced at their Annual Meeting in Rochester, MN on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

* Athletic Director—Deb Van Kuiken, Holly High School
* Baseball—Dan Camini, Grosse Pointe University Liggett
Boys’ Basketball—Greg Esler, Warren De LaSalle Collegiate
Boys’ Cross Country—Tim Simpson, Lansing Catholic Central
* Golf—Randy Johnson, Oakland Christian
* Tennis—Jim Slaughter, U of D Jesuit
* Boys’ Track and Field—John Lober, Traverse City Central High School
Football—Kurt Richardson, Clarkston High School
* Girls’ Basketball—Mary Cicerone, Bloomfield Hills Marian High School
* Girls’ Cross Country—Nancy Smith, Northville
* Swimming—Shannon Dunworth, Detroit Catholic Central, Farmington Mercy
* Girls’ Track and Field—Debra Price, Reading High School
* Special Sports/Hockey—Mike Turner, Trenton High School
* Softball—John Biedenbach, Trenton High School
* Volleyball—Laurie Glass, Leland High School
* Wrestling—Jeff Campbell, New Lothrop High School
* Boys’ Assistant—Bill Breen, Greenville High School
* Girls’ Assistant—Liz Hill, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School
Soccer—no names submitted as soccer coaches not a member of MHSCA 


2015 Michigan Inductees into NHSACA Hall of Fame

 John Knuth from Marysville and Ron Schultheiss from Charlotte were selected by the MHSCA Board of Directors to be inducted into the NHSACA Hall of Fame at the Annual Meeting in Rochester, MN.  The actual induction will happen at a banquet on Friday, June 19, 2015.  John was a long time and very successful volleyball coach at Marysville, along with some other sports.  He was later the athletic director at Croswell-Lexington HS for several years.   Ron was a long time cross country, wrestling and track coach at Charlotte HS as well as serving as their AD for many years.  Additionally he was very active in his coaching associations both locally and statewide.  Both of the above coaches also were very active within their communities.  Congratulations to both of these outstanding coaches.


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