MARCH 9, 2017

10:00 AM

President Randy Stogner called the meeting to order and welcomed all attendees.

President Stogner recognized Coach Dula to give the details of the information included in each representative’s packet.

President Stogner recognized Jason Nussbaum from Westwood High representing the Athletic Trainers Association.  Coach Nussbaum provided details on the sessions being offered this year at the clinic, which will include classes to provide continuing education units for athletic trainers. A CPR class will be offered to all coaches on Monday during the clinic.

Art Boozer from Newberry High School represented the Baseball Coaches Association. Coach Boozer stated that with the help of Chuck Middleton and Steve Kemmerlin, the Baseball Coaches Association has reached 356 members for the current year. The Baseball Coaches Auxiliary hosted their winter clinic in January, with about 300 coaches and 18 vendors in attendance. The selection date for the All-Star Baseball teams will be April 25, 2017 at SCHSL. The Select Baseball, and North South Baseball events will be held on May 23rd – 25th at Lexington High School.

John Combs from Ben Lippen School spoke on behalf of the Basketball Coaches Association.  The North-South All-Star Basketball games will be played on Saturday, March 18th at Lexington High School. In conjunction with the North/South Games the North/South Players, All-State Players, and the Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a banquet on Friday, March 17th at Seawell’s. About 500 guests are expected to attend. The North Carolina vs. South Carolina Basketball games will be played at Socastee High in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 18h.

Shirl Carter from Dillon High and Michelle Yeater from Midland Valley High School are representing CAWS. The North-South Volleyball matches were hosted at Erskine College this past November. The North-South Softball Games will be held in June at the University of South Carolina – Aiken.  The CAWS Golf Tournament will be held at Ponderosa Country Club on June 12th,  and their auxiliary is very appreciative for the hole sponsorships and support of the other SCACA Auxiliary Associations.

President Stogner recognized Gwen Clark from the Cheer Coaches Association. She reported that their association’s membership is 267 for the current year. SCCCA provided five $1,000 scholarships for senior cheerleaders who display outstanding scholastic achievement, and whose coach is a member of the Cheer Coaches Association.  The Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic was held in November and included 95 teams from all classifications in South Carolina.

Mike Ware of the Football Coaches Association distributed handouts reporting on the Palmetto All-Star Banquet, the Annual Clinic in February and a list of officers for the Football Coaches Association. He continued by updating on the Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame induction held on December 9, 2016.  The  inductees were: Bob Biggerstaff, Julian “Doc” Davis, Jackie Hayes, Bobby Ivey, Forest “Whitie” Kendall, Gerald Moody, and Bill Pate. The Football Coaches Association also continued their support of the Herlong Scholarship fund with a donation of $5,000 this past year.  The 2017 Football Winter Clinic was held in Myrtle Beach on February 17th – 18th.

Kent Honea from Chapin High School provided the report from the Golf Coaches Association. They hosted the North/South Girls Golf event in November at Timberlake Country Club in Chapin. The North/South Boys Golf event will be held on May 19th – 21st at TPC Myrtle Beach, and the player nominations will begin being accepted next week.

Matt Lindner from Clover High School represented the Lacrosse Coaches Association. Coach Lindner stated that Lacrosse has experience tremendous growth across the state with 40 schools fielding teams. As a result of the popularity of Lacrosse, this year there will be two state champions recognized (5A and 4A-1A), in both the girls and boys divisions.

Sherry Smith, the Middle/Junior High School Representative on the SCACA Board was recognized and she asked all athletic directors to encourage their middle school coaches to join the SCACA and attend the middle school sessions at the clinic this summer. The middle school sessions will feature Bob Hayes from Wando High, Paul Runey from Bishop England, and Chuck Jordan from Conway.

Dick Smith represented the Soccer Coaches Association. The North-South All-Star Matches will be in Rock Hill, at the District 3 Stadium in June. The Clash of the Carolinas Soccer Matches will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC on Saturday, July 8th.

David Prince from South Florence High and Joey Sheppard from Stratford High School represented the Strength and Conditioning Coaches. Coach Prince began by expressing appreciation for Sam Kelly and the financial support he gives to the Strength Coaches Association. He continued by reminding the group that the State Meet will be held at White Knoll High School on Saturday, March 25th.

Jeri Himmelsbach from Myrtle Beach High was recognized from the Tennis Coaches Association. The Tennis Coaches Association hosted the North/South Girls Tennis Event in November at Myrtle Beach High. The North/South Boys Tennis Event will be held at Myrtle Beach High on May 26th – 27th.

Eric Cummings from Riverside High School represented the Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. This past fall, the Track and Cross Country Coaches inducted Wayne Farmer and Steve Robinson, as new members into their Hall of Fame. The Track and Cross Country Coaches Association donated $2,500 to the Herlong Scholarship Fund, and awarded an annual scholarship in memory of Sharonda Coleman Singleton from Goose Creek High.

Tommy Bell represented the Wrestling Coaches Association.  The North-South Wrestling Match was held this past weekend at North Myrtle Beach High and it was a success.  In conjunction with the North-South weekend, Ameer Williams from Dutch Fork High, was recognized with the Spirit of Wrestling Award.

Coach Dula stated that detailed information was included in the attendee’s packet, concerning classification changes for 2016-17, and explained the effect these changes will have on the SCACA All-Star events. Coach Dula provided an update on the Charleston Area Convention Center facilities, and asked each Auxiliary Chairperson to be responsible for a projector, to be used during their clinic sessions, at the SCACA All Sports Clinic in July.  This will be a big help in reducing our audiovisual expenses. Auxiliaries were reminded to be confirming their clinic speakers, as well as providing three Coach of the Year nominees at the conclusion of each sports season. Coach Dula continued by reminding the auxiliary chairpersons that any rate increase requests for 2018 dues must be submitted in writing before July 10th  to be presented for Board approval at the July meeting. Coach Dula reminded everyone that the applications for the Herlong Scholarships are due to the office by April 1st.

Jerome Singleton with the South Carolina High School League was present and recognizied Bob Hayes, the High School League SCACA Executive Committee representative. Mr. Singleton continued by updating the group on proposals to be discussed and voted on at the Legislative Assembly meeting next week.

Coach Dula was recognized and thanked everyone for their input and discussion, and reminded everyone to stay for lunch. Charles Gee returned thanks for our meal and everyone was dismissed.





MARCH 9, 2017

1:00 PM

President Randy Stogner called the meeting to order with the following members present: Donald Addis, Mike Beasley, David Byrd, Robert D’Amato, Chris Hamilton, Bob Hayes, Dann Holland, Tim Perkins, Doug Shaw, Jr., Brandon Smith, Sherry Smith, Mike Srock, Kenneth Tucker, Debbie Wardlaw, George Wham, and Derek Youngblood. Board member not present: Zach Norris.

President Stogner presented the minutes from the December 8, 2016 Board meeting in Myrtle Beach. Without objection the minutes were approved.

Coach Dula began the financial update by discussing the salary expenses and major expenditures incurred since the December Board Meeting.  Coach Dula reminded the Board to review the letter received from Jack Taylor, with Charles Schwab detailing the investment portfolio of the SCACA.

The membership total for 2016 was 6,544.  This total reflects an increase of 363 members from 2015. Beginning March 13, 2017, the membership packets will be distributed to Athletic Directors attending the Principals and Athletic Directors Conference in Charleston.

Mary Dula was recognized to update the Board on the Herlong, Ringer and Carolina Sports Scholarships. In 2016 the SCACA awarded $70,500 in scholarships to 141 college students. The deadline for renewal requests and new applications is April 1st.

Coach Dula continued by updating the Board on the clinic expenses from July 2016.

President Stogner recognized Bob Hayes for the High School League Report.

Coach Hayes covered in more detail the five Constitutional recommendations to be presented to the Legislative Assembly next week in Charleston.

Coach Dula reminded the Board that Coach Hayes is now serving his last year on the SCHSL Executive Committee.  As the search for his replacement begins, the Board discussed establishing criteria for these candidates.  Mike Srock made motion that the criteria for the HSL Executive Committee candidate be a Past-President of the SCACA and serving as a current Athletic Director.  Motion was seconded by Donald Addis.  Motion passed with all in favor.  After further discussion, Dann Holland made motion to revote the decision, George Wham seconded. The motion passed with a 17-3 vote. Mike Srock then made motion that the criteria for the HSL Executive Committee candidate be a Past-President of the SCACA. Chris Hamilton seconded, all in favor.

President Stogner reminded the Board that the ballots for Middle/Junior High School Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year are included in each packet, and the ballots should be returned to the office by March 13th.

President Stogner announced that Ray Stackley is the recipient of the Keith & Tallulah Richardson Distinguished Service Award. John Cann is the recipient of the Charles Arthur Stuart Athletic Administrator Award.

President Stogner reminded the Board that there are four Board positions to be decided at the Annual Business Meeting in July.  They are 4A Lower, 3A Upper, 2A Lower and 1A Upper.  Anyone wishing to run for the Board should send an email or a written indication to the SCACA office making this formal request by June 1st.

Coach Dula presented five individuals to the Board from the Hall of Fame Committee.   Brandon Smith made the motion to accept these candidates as recommended by the Hall of Fame Committee, second by Mike Srock. The motion passed.

President Stogner reminded all Board members that the next meeting will be in Charleston at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Donald Addis made the motion to adjourn, second by David Byrd.  All members voted in favor of this motion.