About Me

Ran middle distance at Princeton University 1977-1981. Coached Palmer Prep (now Palmer Trinity) from 1981-1986 ....state cross country A champions in 1986... Coached FIU track and cross country 1987-1999. Presently girls track coach at Ransom Everglades and boys cross country coach at Coral Reef. In twilight of coaching career. Needs to get back in shape!

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
15 days ago Personal coach in high school
@jlafollette Elite is in the mind. I would clarify my comment as an elite athlete to me...
15 days ago Personal coach in high school
This is a great topic, and one where there is endless disagreement. We are in the beginning/midd...
4 months ago T&F State Meet Schedule
Love idea of doubling relay points
4 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@fortmccoyk899 Yes off topic, but thanks and here foes... I am not so naive as to belie...
4 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@CoachRaposo Issue 12: The lines to get in to the state meet were ridiculously long for spectat...
4 months ago 16 versus 24 at state meet
While reading another thread, I kept reading about how 24 runners at state meet is akin to an all...
4 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@Raycer131 I know everyone trying to go to a mostly time based system of qualifying is well i...
4 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@jlafollette If at large bids were made on season bests those long jumps in pits missing 9 ...
5 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
Before you get on Ryan's case... realize that they were also dozens of state scorers who were no...
5 months ago what a state meet series
Thank you Ed Thompson and UNF for a fabulous event. Not only did this state meet incorporate 4 c...
5 months ago State Meet 3200
@multijumps You are correct .. I was being idealistic because none of the private schools In ...
5 months ago Inappropriate article on Tyrese Cooper
I have to say Damned if you do print it Damned if you don't print it This was a no win situ...
5 months ago State Meet 3200
[ @Coach_PTS I thought I posted this earlier....I feel there are only 3 dominant track & fie...
5 months ago The HISTORY of the Long Sprint Double 400/800 in the state of Florida..
With four class two day meet its now possible to do this double and live through it.
5 months ago State Meet 3200
I live in fantasy world but would love to see the 5-10 schools that have entire club teams loaded...
5 months ago FHSAA State Meet, packet pick up ?
@edwardjthompson Edd have you announced if bands etc can be picked up on Thursday night? If no...
5 months ago State Meet 3200
[quote=edwardjthompson]@plyoman Correct. But only for team sports currently. Individual sports li...
5 months ago Officials
Coming to the end of a long and winding road coaching in Florida , I have to make three observati...
5 months ago Thank you Pine Crest and Cavalry staff
Wow! Thank you to Paul Baur , Scott Sherrod and the staffs of both of their schools for an ef...
5 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
It is not important what starting heights are cause athletes can come in at whatever height they ...
5 months ago Wow!!! Teams get kicked out of regionals in 1A- Region 4
@KeepinItReal So the way the United States , Jamaica etc use their depth in the Olympics is n...
5 months ago Toughest Regions to Advance?
2A region 4 is loaded in every running event!. Unless there are weather issues, expect every runn...
5 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
A great question, answered in the new policy and procedures out under rules changes . Set starti...
5 months ago paying to attend regional meet??
Although it might appear shocking to some that a modest entry fee is required for regionals, I wo...
5 months ago tie breaker for at large bids
@Raycer131 correct and my understanding is that timing will not go to the thousandths to bre...
5 months ago let the real coaching begin
@Coach_PTS As to your worries, I will tell you that no body runs a meet better than PC and Ca...
5 months ago let the real coaching begin
@Coach_PTS if all 4 regions are using live results, you should know instantaneously ( except ...
5 months ago let the real coaching begin
Interesting changes... at large bids, prelims in state series in 4X400... declaration period f...
5 months ago 2a 13
Can’t find them
5 months ago Falsifying District Entries
Either : A) Because d a asks for manual Input rather than automatic download ... coaches have to...
5 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@edwardjthompson as for number 1 yes, directors could cross check d a entry "lists" with Home...
5 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@edwardjthompson Meet directors need to access entries to 1) cross check versus Home School...
5 months ago District 16AA Tracxk and Field Meet
Fort some reason, certain coaches are not getting info from their schools and are not receiving e...
5 months ago DirectAthletics "This webpage not working"
As. Far as emails returned goes... Ed has “ easily” been the best fhsaa director in this reg...
6 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
Another issue with direct athletics ( versus fl runners) is that d a has occasionally multiple pr...
6 months ago A and AA Entry Deadline tonight
Reminder to all A and AA coaches: Entry Deadline is 11:59 tonight for Districts. Meet directors...
6 months ago 4X800 M Relay at State will be run in one Section
@coolestname very tricky first hand off. watch penn relays highlights To be honest, the o...
6 months ago Which method do you think a district should use to advance from prelims to finals?
You put the right parentheses ( assuming district times are accurate). This year you really hav...
6 months ago Dade County Freshman/ Sophomore meet 4/7
@mbecker We just updated the times and events offered. WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING a consolation ...
6 months ago Dade County Youth Fair HS Championship 2018 Long Jump State Record?
Ditto per Raposo Wind was over plus 3 the entire competition And sand was 3 inches low All ...
7 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@mbecker Its my experience that some coaches ( who have lots of dual meets) dont even know ho...
7 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@Coach_PTS no meet director can verify. If a school has a protest, send it to Ed. He can as...
7 months ago Required # of Track Meets
and tracking athletes through direct athletics will be nearly impossible since most other meets a...
7 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@LFCSumner3 In cross country, you just have to be entered and in uniform? but in track must ...
7 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@LFCSumner3 what are the differences? Its not in any manual.. I think its interps
7 months ago Required # of Track Meets
sorry, lost me... are there really different rules in xc versus track? I thought the interps rec...
7 months ago Dade County Freshman/ Sophomore meet 4/7
Please note that the site of the Dade County freshman sophomore meet has been moved from Coral G...
7 months ago Metric vs. Imperial
It is interesting... I wouldn't worry about conversions in high jump... there are much bigger pr...
7 months ago 2018 FHSAA District Meets
Got it I think? So just checking? Coaches can just any time they wish like the good old days? It...
8 months ago Miami Dade County Youth Fair Track Meet
Will be held at Tropical park on 3/17.. We Expect over 20 teams. Due to the fact that some coach...