Gary Droze

Tallahassee, FL

About Me

Education... Lake Howell High School US Air Force Academy (BS) Florida State University (MS) Accomplishments... Got Victoria Galano to marry me. PRs... Bass: 10 pounds 4 oz Speckled Seatrout: 7 pounds 2 oz Redfish (legal slot size): 8 pounds 13 oz Rainbow Trout: 5 pounds 6 oz Longnose Gar: 50 inches Mullet (cast netted): 5 pounds 5 oz

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
4 days ago COMPETE in 5 Meets
In my experience - when coaches have tried to get my athletes disqualified, based on the 5 meet r...
2 months ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
JUCO/Community College XC continues to expand in Florida. Programs have recently been added in J...
4 months ago Five meet Rule
Here's what I did (necessary because I have travel soccer players on both boys' and girls' teams,...
4 months ago Is this really happening in CC???
If Citrus Park Christian had a cross-country team before this year, I could see an issue with tui...
4 months ago 5 Meet Rule
Not a shame. Stupid rule. A pox on any shallow-thinking coach who scours results to get a rival...
4 months ago Is this really happening in CC???
Hey Paul, Thanks for the insight. Gotta lodge a gentle protest on your bid to separate public...
4 months ago Is this really happening in CC???
Bottom line is that FHSAA has been made aware of it (not from me), so if this approach is deemed ...
5 months ago Coaches - Most Impressive Workout you have ever had an athlete do?
In 2000, at the Brevard Running Camp, I took Michael Joanos (Leon HS) and Ryan Deak & Matt Katz (...
5 months ago Maclay Travel Soccer XC Special 2017
Herb, 4:30pm start tomorrow. Three circuits of hilly 1mi clockwise loop that starts on the gr...
7 months ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
UPDATE: The men's XC program is a definite GO this year. I can carry 5-7 on the squad the first...
8 months ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
Thanks to all the young men who have contacted me so far. A number of very impressive candidates...
8 months ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
For the coaches and runners who have been inquiring over the past three weeks, it is now official...
9 months ago Seniors/Coaches:: Tallahassee Community College XC Program poised to expand
Also, here is a link to our prospective student-athlete questionnaire: http://tcceagles.com/st...
9 months ago Seniors/Coaches:: Tallahassee Community College XC Program poised to expand
The Tallahassee Community College Cross-Country program can now offer tuition waivers to 2-4 athl...
11 months ago Coaches who whine
You guys nailed it! Ditto with parents (not mine!). The ones who crowd around the timers or f...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
...that's why State is generally not the place to expect a PR, especially if you are part of an e...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
Beautiful stuff! The physiology explanatory geek in me prompts a few definitions... SR: Sar...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
Wow, this thread took a pretty cool tangent. I also like how nobody - so far - is trotting out t...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
If the sprinters are overloaded due to too many events, I would blame the coach (including myself...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
4x400 format would be same as the other sprints are conducted: top performers from two prelim hea...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
In a continuation of the recent trend of FHSAA track & field administration to work towards refin...
1 year ago Attention: HS senior girls who broke 22 minutes for XC 5K this year (and your coaches)
As all four schools are in the same conference (technically: Region 8), I have contact info for a...
1 year ago Attention: HS senior girls who broke 22 minutes for XC 5K this year (and your coaches)
Coach, regarding other FL community colleges, I can only say that we four who have programs are p...
1 year ago Attention: HS senior girls who broke 22 minutes for XC 5K this year (and your coaches)
You already know that unless you went sub-19:00, you will not get much interest from big-time col...
1 year ago Short Courses
The courses at the World Cross-Country Championships are never certified. There's no point. If ...
1 year ago THIS JUST IN: FHSAA clarification on district meet scenarios involving top 15 individuals/advancing
Folks, Any time our track & field or cross-country teams have made the podium, we have receive...
1 year ago THIS JUST IN: FHSAA clarification on district meet scenarios involving top 15 individuals/advancing
Hey Doug! Alex told me yesterday that the only penalty for substituting is that any subs who did...
1 year ago THIS JUST IN: FHSAA clarification on district meet scenarios involving top 15 individuals/advancing
With district meets around the corner, I know some coaches and meet hosts may be wondering how sc...
1 year ago Indoor meet in Florida
Tallahassee has a big parking garage that would work...
1 year ago How often does this happen?
Truth indeed be stranger than fiction
1 year ago Gretchen Everhart Owl Run
If you are a private school coach attempting to register for the Gretchen Everhart Owl Run middle...
2 years ago FACA Cross Country Coaches Clinic Schedule
Hey Fred, Please email me at gdroze@maclay.org with your phone number if you have time to chat...
2 years ago Update on new TCC Women's XC program, and JUCO XC in Florida
While Tallahassee Community College will not offer scholarships in the initial year or two, there...
2 years ago Head cross country coaching position - Chiles High School
Paul, I am sure you meant no disrespect to them, but Coach Gowan assembled a sterling cadre of as...
2 years ago OFFICIAL FLYRA MS State Meet Discussion Thread
Mike, if all meet directors/timers were as anal retentive as you, the track community would be th...
2 years ago OFFICIAL FLYRA MS State Meet Discussion Thread
Mike, Maclay boys will definitely NOT be staying for the 4x400. Just doing 4x800 & field events....
2 years ago Adding Option C to simple State Meet Survey question
Survey is open! Just comment here or (preferably) email me at gdroze@maclay.org and vote for you...
2 years ago Adding Option C to simple State Meet Survey question
WHOOPS...typo. Option C = 2 classes per meet on two different DAYS, i.e. what we did last year. ...
2 years ago Adding Option C to simple State Meet Survey question
SURVEY RESULTS SO FAR, REGARDING STATE MEET SCHEDULE... Essentially an even three-way split on...
2 years ago 2 Day Meet
The exercise physiology text I use has David Costill as primary author. He needs no introduction...
2 years ago OFFICIAL FLYRA MS State Meet Discussion Thread
Mike, yesterday I updated my submitted 3200m mark for Lindsay James (Maclay), hoping her PR from ...
2 years ago 2 Day Meet
One could argue either way about the dead legs. Certainly, the exercise physiology textbook I te...
2 years ago Fhsaa state championship meet
If they ran with massive tailwinds, wouldn't the sprint times be ineligible for records?
2 years ago Adding Option C to simple State Meet Survey question
Yes. Option C is what we had last year, Option B for many years before that, Option A this year....
2 years ago Adding Option C to simple State Meet Survey question
Option C: 1A/2A one day, 3A/4A next day Huge response so far to the survey. I will post/updat...
2 years ago 2K Steeplechase anywhere?
Looking for a meet in May-June with a 2K steeplechase for an athlete hoping to qualify for New Ba...
2 years ago FHSAA 1A District 3 2016
Team champs only. FHSAA does not send ribbons anymore. If coaches vote for ribbons next year, w...
2 years ago Packet Pickup at States
That's being addressed; stay tuned!
2 years ago State Meet Schedule 1600
Kudos for all the intense interpolations, Mike! COACHES, ATHLETES, AND PARENTS: TAKE HEED! ...
2 years ago Darin Meeker cleared 12-0 on his first PV attempt at 1A Region 1
Thanks so much for the quick attention and response, Scott! Best to you, Gary