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
10 days ago In case you missed it... direct athletics
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14 days ago Girl Coaches & Nutrition
This is a topic that cries out for addressing at a FACA Clinic. As a coach of multiple athletes ...
14 days ago Consecutive trips to the state meet boys or girls
Maclay is now 23 consecutive years, for both boys and girls. I'm sure somebody has us beat by a ...
15 days ago Best Florida Cross Country Venues
I'll start the bandwagon for the Cougar Challenge in Tallahassee. Don't come if you want a nice ...
15 days ago 1A, 2A, 3A, Region 1
Can Girls' 1A Region 1 results be posted? They are not up. Meet Director Richard Fannin did a...
25 days ago Rules question for all of you knowledgeable coaches
@southforkrunning A few years back, the #16 and #17 runner from another school actually found ...
26 days ago Rules question for all of you knowledgeable coaches
Until recently, we could not run more than 7 in a district meet. The rationale for allowing 10 p...
30 days ago Sebastein river and dunedin invites relegated to a 3 mile run
District and Region and State will take care of all this freak-out over course accuracy. If you ...
1 month ago A last chance to run on the State Meet (FSU) course Oct 20
I recently got approval to host a college/high school meet at the ARP this Saturday morning. Loo...
2 months ago Plantes Ferry 10K Cross-Country Course
I'll be running USATF XC Club Nationals in December at Spokane's Plantes Ferry Sports Complex. C...
2 months ago 1st time that happened
That tops my best one... Back in the day, went to a race that started/finished at the Marianna...
5 months ago Fair?
JDPSU: Caster Semenya is intersex, not transgender. There's a distinct biological difference be...
7 months ago OFFICIAL MS State Meet Running Events Performance List(s)
Fixed.
7 months ago OFFICIAL MS State Meet Field Events Performance List(s)
My cellphone. HaHa. Thanks for the super-rapid response, Mike. I think you PRed! Gary
7 months ago OFFICIAL MS State Meet Field Events Performance List(s)
Mike, The 2018 qualifying standards indicate that 105-0 feet is the mark for boys' discus. Th...
7 months ago State Meet PV Coaching Credentials
Thanks, Doug. That's a great idea.
7 months ago State Meet PV Coaching Credentials
Both girls' and boys' pole vault will be conducted at the same time, on two separate pits, so... ...
7 months ago Uniform rule clarification
In the interest of preventing uniform DQs at next week's Region Meets, I'm looking for clarificat...
7 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Dan, you nailed it.
7 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Thanks, Ed. I have no doubt the kinks will be worked out. Bigger issue may be that more tha...
7 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Thanks, guys. I went back through my emails, undeleted my email registration confirmation from D...
7 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Doug, I was able to pull mine up until AFTER the meet. Now when I go to schedule and click on th...
7 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Wonder if I'm the only one who did this...? Registered my relays on DA for district, including...
8 months ago Why Direct Athletics?
Jason, thanks for the forthright response and clarification. Young athletes...this is what pro...
8 months ago Prelims in 4x100 at district if only 8 teams entered?
I should know the answer to this question asked of me by a coach in my district. My brain says s...
9 months ago Maclay Mini Meet 3 2018
Yes. Send payment and I'll give you the password.
10 months ago COMPETE in 5 Meets
In my experience - when coaches have tried to get my athletes disqualified, based on the 5 meet r...
1 year 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...
1 year ago Five meet Rule
Here's what I did (necessary because I have travel soccer players on both boys' and girls' teams,...
1 year 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...
1 year ago 5 Meet Rule
Not a shame. Stupid rule. A pox on any shallow-thinking coach who scours results to get a rival...
1 year ago Is this really happening in CC???
Hey Paul, Thanks for the insight. Gotta lodge a gentle protest on your bid to separate public...
1 year 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 ...
1 year 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 (...
1 year ago Maclay Travel Soccer XC Special 2017
Herb, 4:30pm start tomorrow. Three circuits of hilly 1mi clockwise loop that starts on the gr...
1 year 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years ago Coaches who whine
You guys nailed it! Ditto with parents (not mine!). The ones who crowd around the timers or f...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...