2016 SCACA All-Sports Clinic Updates

Returning to Charleston for the 2016 All-Sports Clinic was certainly a positive move.  All hotel room blocks were filled, pre-registration was up to 5,874, and there was a lot of registration on site and foot traffic for the vendors.  Hopefully, everyone is happy!!  Now, to the real meat of the clinic…the sessions.

Sunday afternoon’s kick-off with Coach Jimbo Fisher of FSU attracted a very large crowd, and we were on from there with large numbers in attendance at all sessions.  The Middle School sessions really took off with Alexis Glover of Wando and Mike Srock of Byrnes as speakers focusing on just middle school issues.  Leah O’Brien-Amico, a 3-time Olympic Medalist in Softball, highlighted the Softball sessions, as well as, the FCA Luncheon.  Golf coaches utilized the Coosaw Creek Country Club for a session, Wrestling coaches heard from Pat Popolizio of NC State, and Basketball coaches heard from former USC women players.  Plus, the clinic hosted staffs from Clemson, The Citadel, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, and welcomed Coach Will Muschamp of USC, as well as, Superintendents from Greenwood 50, Charleston, Spartanburg 6, and Calhoun County speaking on the “Professional Expectations of Coaches”.  We applaud all chairpersons of each sport for the hard work of recruiting outstanding individuals to lead sessions.  The SCACA staff works earnestly in trying to address all issues of coaching life from spiritual to financial to retirement.

Tuesday’s Business Meeting is always important and particularly this year with the new realignment and classification.  The SCACA Board is expanding to 19 Board of Directors to accommodate the changes.

  1. The newly elected Board Members are Robert D’Amato (5A Lower), Ashley Ridge H.S.; Chris Hamilton (4A Upper), South Aiken; Dann Holland (3A Lower), Pelion.; Zach Norris (2A Upper), Keenan; and Kenneth Tucker (1A Lower), Bethune-Bowman. In addition, Debbie Stroman (4A Lower), Lower Richland was appointed to complete the term of Brandon Smith.  New individuals bring new representation, ideas, and energy.  We look forward to working with all of these.
  2. Elected as the 2016-17 officers were Pres., Randy Stogner (Manning), David Byrd (Cheraw), 1st VP, and Brandon Smith (Lexington), 2nd
  3. Most importantly, $23,050 was contributed to the Scholarship Fund by the Auxiliary Associations. This is $3000 more than 2015.  The 2016 Herlong Recipients photos were continually displayed during the meeting.

We want to support and serve our state coaches in this most efficient manner.  We are continually pursuing how to improve and utilize on-line services.  We appreciate your feedback in regards to any issues.  Again, there is no fee increase for SCACA membership, which provides liability insurance coverage for both on-field and classroom.  The SCACA office will accept membership to Dec. 20.

If you missed the All-Sports Clinic this year, make plans to join us in Charleston, July 23-26, 2017.



Gatorade Announces the Player of the Year for Softball

Cayla Drotar of Hartsville High Named Gatorade SC Softball Player of the Year

In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, announced Cayla Drotar of Hartsville High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade South Carolina Softball Player of the Year. Drotar is the first Gatorade South Carolina Softball Player of the Year to be chosen from Hartsville High School. #GatoradePOY



Gatorade Announces the Player of the Year for Baseball

Thomas Jones of Laurens District High Named Gatorade SC Baseball Player of the Year

In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, announced Thomas Jones of Laurens District High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. #GatoradePOY



Gatorade Announces the Player of the Year for Spring Girls Soccer

Kasey Parker of Dreher High Named Gatorade SC Girls Soccer Player of the Year

In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, announced Kasey Parker of Dreher High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade South Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year. #GatoradePOY


Gatorade Announces the Player of the Year for Spring Boys Soccer

River Bluff High School Standout Named Gatorade SC Boys Soccer Player of the Year

The Gatorade Company announced Marcelo Malpartida of River Bluff High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade South Carolina Boys Soccer Player of the Year. #GatoradePOY


Middle School/Junior High Coach of the Year

Consider nominating a worthy coach for the annual award


  • Nominee must teach and coach at a middle or junior high school.
  • Must be a SCACA member.
  • Letter of recommendation from Principal and/or Athletic Director (attach to the nomination form).
  • This award is for middle/junior high school coaches only.

Nomination Deadline: March 1st


2015 Mr. Football Finalists

The 2015 Mr. Football for South Carolina will be announced at the Palmetto Champions All-Star Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 3rd at Seawells’s in Columbia. Finalists for the award this year are:

  • Logan Bailey, Chapin High
  • Bryan Edwards, Conway High
  • Tavien Feaster, Spartanburg High
  • Collin Hill, Dorman High
  • John Simpson, Fort Dorchester High

The South Carolina Mr. Football Award is given to the top high school football player in the state of South Carolina. This award is sponsored by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

Vendors Exhibiting at the recent All Sports Clinic

The SCACA appreciates the commitment of the vendors exhibiting at the recent All-Sports Clinic at the TD Center in Greenville.

We had over 90 vendors in the exhibit hall and wish to acknowledge the following: Action Sports; Adidas; Advocare; AHHSunshine, LLC; All Star Sports; Alpha Jewel; Attraction Dining & Value Guide; Baden Sports; Belco Laundry; Boathouse Sports; Boostr Digital Displays; Brax Fundraising; BSN; Bucks For Beds; Burnett Athletics; Carolina Sports; Carolina Sports & Fitness; Coachcomm; Coker College; Cole-Seeley Athletic; Crown Sports Sale; Custom Shades; Daktronics; Dillard’s Sporting Goods; Dynabody Fitness Equipment; Electro-Mech; Fan Cloth; Fast Athletics Home of the Parisi Speed School; FCA; FFCA; Fiber Group; Fieldturf; First Team Sports; Fisher Athletic; Formetco; Gilman Gear; Gold Metal Products; Greenville Turf; GTM Sportswear; Healy Awards; Hudl; Innergry Sports; Ivey Sales; JK Industries; Jaws Fundraising Products; Krossover; Lids Team Sports; Medmassage; Midlands Action Photography; Mike Reeder; Mizuno USA; Mrs. Fields; Neff Company; Nevco, Inc.; New Look; Newberry College; Nfinity Athletic; OGIO; Online Donations; Palmetto Health; Palmetto Sports Fundraising; Partners Plus; Pioneer; Promaxima; Rawlings; Real Time Pain Relief; Riddell; Romac Trophies & Signs; Shadowman; Sharp Electronics; Shootaway; Southern Arkansas University; Spalding/Dudley; Sports Report; SSI; Sunburst Plus; T&T Sporting Goods-Charleston; T&T Sporting Goods-Columbia; Total Strength and Speed; Tri-State Pump & Control; Turfplaner of Carolina; Under Armour; Upward Sports; US Specialties; Vereens Land & Turf Supply; Volunteer Collectibles; Wellness Solutions; Wilson & Associates; Wilson Sporting Goods; X Adrenaline Fundraising; X-Grain Sportswear; XOS Digital; and Zephyr Hats.

Nominate football players now for the 2015 Shrine Bowl!


Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas_

Head Football Coaches:

Nominations for the 2015 Shrine Bowl are ready to be accepted.   The game will be played at Gibbs Stadium, Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC on December 19, 2015.

Nominations may be made from now to September 15, 2015.  All nominations can be made electronically two ways; by FAX or by email beginning on receipt of this email.


  1. You may nominate up to six players.
  2. This student athlete must have displayed the type of character, leadership, and athletic skills that are worthy of participating in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas game.
  3. The players must be academically eligible to play in this game and are scheduled to graduate with their class this academic year.

You may also make your nominations by email or FAX.  The nomination form is attached.

Send North Carolina nominations to Coach John Kirby by email to john_kirby@abss.k12.nc.us or FAX to 919-563-6114.

 Send South Carolina nominations to Coach Wayne Green by email to awgreen@greenville.k12.sc.us or FAX to 864-355-1625.

If you have any questions feel free to call the office at 803-547-0300.

French Harvey

Administrator Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

803-547-0300 – Office

803-547-9545 – Fax

704-840-8076 – Cell


2015 Shrine Bowl Player Nomination Form

Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Concussion Signs & Symptoms

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Balance Problems
  • Headaches
  • Blurry Vision
  • Confusion
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Concentration Problems

Remember as a coach “When in doubt, sit them out!”

When you suspect that a player has a concussion follow the “Heads Up” 4 step plan

  1. Remove the athlete from play
  2. Ensure that the athlete is seen by a health care professional
  3. Inform athlete’s parents or guardians
  4. Keep the athlete out of play until given the they are cleared by a health care professional and are symptom free.

For more information about concussions click here.