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Dear SCACA Members,I hope everyone had a chance to attend the 2018 All Sports Clinic in Charleston and enjoy some quality time with coaches and staffs of the high school and college ranks.  The time spent building and making new relationships is irreplaceable in our profession, I hope that each of you enjoyed our clinic and the vast array of speakers that were presenting.Our organization has averaged an increase of over 150 members for the last 10 years.  We currently have 6759 members and I highly encourage all coaches to be a part of this special time and take advantage of all the things the SCACA has to offer.  As a coach beginning my career, I was introduced to the SCACA and all the opportunities it offered.  I have been very fortunate to be a part of the SCACA as a member of many auxiliary organizations, a board member, and now the president of the SCACA.  This involvement gave me such a broader understanding of how the SCACA works in conjunction with each high school, coach, athlete, and administration in sponsoring all-star events, awarding scholarships, organizing clinics, and promoting leadership of athletes through professional development of our coaches.I can’t express enough gratitude to our board members, past presidents, auxiliary associations, coaches, and support staff for all their hard work that has made our organization one of the best in the country.  Their willingness to serve says a lot about our organization, but also a lot about the type of coaches we have in South Carolina, who have continued to move this organization forward and seen it grow to what it is today.  I truly believe that “coaching” is a calling, and that we have all been placed here to serve a bigger purpose and help guide student athletes down the right path.Thank you for allowing me the honor to serve as your 72nd President of the SCACA.  It is a humbling experience to look at the all the great coaches that I am working with and all the individuals who have come before me.  I encourage each of you to get involved in our association by attending our business meetings, voting or becoming candidates for elections, attending clinics, or just getting involved with the auxiliary group of your sport.I wish each of you good luck for the 2018-19 school year and if I can be of any assistance to your programs, please don’t hesitate to contact me.Sincerely,Brandon SmithBoys & Girls Golf Coach/Assistant Athletic DirectorLexington High School2018-19 SCACA President

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