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Gainesville, FL

About Me

Director of Athletics at the Florida High School Athletic Association for Track & Field. 15 yrs track & field and cross country coach previous. Former AD and happy to help drive the sport forward.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
2 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@mlyons 2A Boys High Jump
2 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
The at-large qualifiers had a substantial impact at the state meet over the weekend. The numbers...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@multijumps The ebb and flow would be reflected in a two-year classification cycle. The two-year...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
[quote=Coach_PTS]altimari@Coach_PTS what if that 1A school was only successful because it was in ...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@altimari School enrollment is truly an antiquated measure. It's been done in Florida since 1931...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
If the numbers game were truly the sole decider in all of this then Cypress Bay would crush every...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@coachboza California has a similar system in place. They have 12 sections that operate like sma...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@Coach_PTS We're looking at a lot of things on the team side. I have a theory that may or may no...
3 months ago FHSAA State Meet, packet pick up ?
@mbecker Times are listed in the participant manual. 3-6PM on Thurs and 7-3PM Friday and Saturday.
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@Coach_PTS Correct on taking a team's avg performances over a period of years. I don't think the...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@Coach_PTS Not arguing against either of those two things except that the numbers don't show it. ...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@fortmccoyk899 Doing my best to keep folks informed.
3 months ago State meet Implement Weigh-In
@jlafollette The implements must be weighed in at the specific times. You can have another throw...
3 months ago FHSAA State Meet, packet pick up ?
@1514492828 Everything is picked up at once. On that note, there will not be any packets but rat...
3 months ago State meet Implement Weigh-In
@multijumps Yes, sir. That's no problem at all.
3 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
@Raycer131 That suggestion is exactly what we're looking at doing.
3 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
@Raycer131 The issue here is related to measurements not being conducted using metrics. Hence t...
3 months ago Officials
@CoachGCracker If you're going to get on a public forum to blast officials and yet offer nothing ...
3 months ago Officials
@CoachRaposo Since you're so well versed in the rules then officiating would seem to be your call...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@plyoman Correct. But only for team sports currently. Individual sports like Track, XC, golf, swi...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@plyoman Take a look at the latest AD Advisory minutes. The BOD Operations committee is getting ...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@jlafollette Bring that suggestion to the committee on May 21. I know another suggestion that I'...
3 months ago State Meet 3200
@jlafollette Correct. We are running the same order that we have in the past. It's more efficie...
3 months ago Declining At Large bids
If a potential qualifier were to decline consideration, all those behind that mark would move up ...
3 months ago Officials
Maybe you should consider becoming an official or offer some constructive solutions.
3 months ago 3200M runners to state in 1A and 2A (so far)
@Raycer131 The qualifiers will be announced officially on the FHSAA webpage this weekend. ht...
3 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
The whole point is to get the best athletes in each event to the state meet. The starting height...
3 months ago FHSAA 4A Region 4 2018
@bankstm Have you looked at the FHSAA Track Webpage? It's been posted since last week. http://w...
3 months ago Wow!!! Teams get kicked out of regionals in 1A- Region 4
At which point is the ethical component considered?
3 months ago Wow!!! Teams get kicked out of regionals in 1A- Region 4
@AnthonyTaylor Shame on the school and FHSAA for applying the rules that everyone must follow?
3 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
@Raycer131 Here are the mandated increments: Pole Vault: 1.50, 1.65, 1.80, 1.95, 2.10, 2.25, 2...
3 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
@Raycer131 Interesting take on it. We'll see how it shakes out this week when we are sorting thr...
3 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
@Raycer131 The increments are standard across all regions. Why would a starting height being dif...
3 months ago Wild cards for relays
@kramerr All events.
3 months ago paying to attend regional meet??
@jlafollette The meet fees were discussed and approved by the Athletic Director's Advisory Commit...
3 months ago paying to attend regional meet??
@fortmccoyk899 Dan Dearing puts on the clinic in Daytona (a fantastic clinic btw), but I'm open d...
3 months ago paying to attend regional meet??
The double-region format actually is has much more potential for covering expenses from the data ...
3 months ago paying to attend regional meet??
@Raycer131 It's still just an option that only a couple have exercised. I do understand that som...
3 months ago paying to attend regional meet??
@CoachAnthony I don't mean to be snarky, but why do you charge $75 to teams participating in your...
3 months ago 3A Region 4- South Fork HS- Thursday, April 26 (Important Information)
@yaudie The breaks are mandatory in place of the adapted events if there aren't any adapted athle...
3 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
@GaryDroze We will get this quirk worked out on the management side so that the names appear on t...
3 months ago FHSAA Update on Relay "No Shows"/DNS
April 2018 MEMORANDUM TO: All Coaches, Meet Managers, Timers/Scorers, and Officials FR...
3 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@mbecker I understand what you're saying. Wouldn't that just be a roster or performance list the...
3 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@southforkrunning The state series in any sport remains under the full control of FHSAA. It's th...
3 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@dddd Name spellings are only what the coaches and/or ADs have put on their rosters/SELs. We upl...
3 months ago FHSAA 1A AND 2A DISTRICT TRACK MEETS ONLY – WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS
@edwardjthompson This is also applies to 4AD2 at the NTC hosted by Seminole (Sanford).
3 months ago FHSAA 1A AND 2A DISTRICT TRACK MEETS ONLY – WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS
TO: DISTRICT TRACK MEET MANAGERS HOST SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTORS DISTRICT TIMING CONTRACTO...
3 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
We have been working with DA throughout the season to rectify the team name and athlete name issu...
3 months ago DirectAthletics "This webpage not working"
@ccmhs Are you suggesting we shorten the season? Like Scott said, the students only need to meet...
3 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@coachbutler Send me an email with the kid's name that you'd like added and which event.