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
5 hours ago Pole Vault starting height?
It is not important what starting heights are cause athletes can come in at whatever height they ...
12 hours 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...
2 days ago Toughest Regions to Advance?
2A region 4 is loaded in every running event!. Unless there are weather issues, expect every runn...
2 days ago Pole Vault starting height?
A great question, answered in the new policy and procedures out under rules changes . Set starti...
5 days ago paying to attend regional meet??
Although it might appear shocking to some that a modest entry fee is required for regionals, I wo...
9 days ago tie breaker for at large bids
@Raycer131 correct and my understanding is that timing will not go to the thousandths to bre...
9 days 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...
9 days ago let the real coaching begin
@Coach_PTS if all 4 regions are using live results, you should know instantaneously ( except ...
9 days ago let the real coaching begin
Interesting changes... at large bids, prelims in state series in 4X400... declaration period f...
10 days ago 2a 13
Can’t find them
14 days ago Falsifying District Entries
Either : A) Because d a asks for manual Input rather than automatic download ... coaches have to...
15 days ago FHSAA Series Registration
@edwardjthompson as for number 1 yes, directors could cross check d a entry "lists" with Home...
15 days ago FHSAA Series Registration
@edwardjthompson Meet directors need to access entries to 1) cross check versus Home School...
16 days ago District 16AA Tracxk and Field Meet
Fort some reason, certain coaches are not getting info from their schools and are not receiving e...
16 days ago DirectAthletics "This webpage not working"
As. Far as emails returned goes... Ed has “ easily” been the best fhsaa director in this reg...
17 days ago FHSAA Series Registration
Another issue with direct athletics ( versus fl runners) is that d a has occasionally multiple pr...
19 days ago A and AA Entry Deadline tonight
Reminder to all A and AA coaches: Entry Deadline is 11:59 tonight for Districts. Meet directors...
21 days 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...
22 days 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...
1 month ago Dade County Freshman/ Sophomore meet 4/7
@mbecker We just updated the times and events offered. WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING a consolation ...
1 month 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 ...
2 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@mbecker Its my experience that some coaches ( who have lots of dual meets) dont even know ho...
2 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...
2 months ago Required # of Track Meets
and tracking athletes through direct athletics will be nearly impossible since most other meets a...
2 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@LFCSumner3 In cross country, you just have to be entered and in uniform? but in track must ...
2 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@LFCSumner3 what are the differences? Its not in any manual.. I think its interps
2 months ago Required # of Track Meets
sorry, lost me... are there really different rules in xc versus track? I thought the interps rec...
2 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...
2 months ago Metric vs. Imperial
It is interesting... I wouldn't worry about conversions in high jump... there are much bigger pr...
2 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...
3 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...
3 months ago 4x400m Relay Prelims at State Meet
@gmoney22 college coaches could care less how each federation runs its meets. Any college co...
4 months ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
@coachbutler In all girls events ( at least ) from the 400 up In region 4AA... the 5th, 6th a...
4 months ago Just out of curiosity...what if?
almost certainly any region will have to go the next day... not three days later...this happens e...
5 months ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
@TJump69 Good points on the unnecessary expenses for double regions! Although I get standardi...
5 months ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
@Halfmiletiming Thank you for this! It is one of the reasons I support the new format of unif...
5 months ago Track Regional order of events and the start times
district 16AA will keep old order.. othwerwise kids in 3200 would have to come right back to a 4 ...
5 months ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
As for the weekday observations, I am right on with you coaches that are upset. I have always wo...
5 months ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
@LFCSumner3 I guess? I think single regions on same day with same time schedule would have b...
5 months ago Region sites up on FHSAA webpage-- ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!!
@LFCSumner3 While I agree the expense of a double region is unfairly debilitating, there was ...
5 months ago Track Districts
I thought the bylaws had this stuff being decided in district meetings in January. Usually at tha...
6 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
To all the critics...... Usually the loudest people on an issue are the critics of change, and...
6 months ago All region meets to be "doubles" and on Wednesday or Thursday week before state track meet
where do field events get put in? This is a big factor s certain doubles will be difficult if th...
7 months ago Is this really happening in CC???
Its sad that this column became an issue about the personality, coaching credentials and integrit...
9 months ago Recruiting in High School?
@bobbylabrant Yeah it would be nice to see recognition come that way... but alas true appr...
9 months ago Recruiting in High School?
Jose But I did not know what I was getting myself into from the "recruiting" side of the big s...
11 months ago Best 5th Place finishers at Regions (non-weather aided)?
For a AA region to leave home a 5:01 miler... that has to take the cake 1 Yared, Tsion ...
11 months ago Additional 8 "at large" athletes based on regional performances added to top 4 to make states
@LFCSumner3 but the 4 will still make it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 months ago Additional 8 "at large" athletes based on regional performances added to top 4 to make states
@peterwho but the 4 will stilll make it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 months ago Additional 8 "at large" athletes based on regional performances added to top 4 to make states
This is the best possible way to add athletes fairly. Every coach from Region 4AA will be thrille...