MARCH 8, 2018

10:00 AM

President David Byrd called the meeting to order and welcomed all attendees.

Charles Gee opened the meeting in prayer.

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

President Byrd recognized Art Boozer from Newberry High School representing the Baseball Coaches Association. Coach Boozer stated the Baseball Coaches Association has reached 353 members for the current year. The Baseball Coaches Auxiliary hosted their winter clinic at Kingston Plantation in January, with about 350 coaches and 15 vendors in attendance. The Select Baseball, and North South Baseball events will be held on May 21st – 23nd 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 17th 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 16th at Seawell’s. The North Carolina vs. South Carolina Basketball games will be played at John T. Hoggard High in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, March 24th.

Malynda Young from Aiken 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 33rd Annual North-South Softball Games will be held June 12th – 14th at the University of South Carolina – Aiken.  The CAWS Golf Tournament will be held at Ponderosa Country Club on June 11th, and their auxiliary is very appreciative for the hole sponsorships and support of the other SCACA Auxiliary Associations.

President Byrd recognized Gwen Clark from the Cheer Coaches Association. She reported that their association’s membership is 286 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 Cheer Coaches Association contributed $1,000 to the Herlong Scholarship Fund.  The Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic was held in November at the Colonial Life Arena, and included 85 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 8, 2017.  The  inductees were: David Berry, Jackie Hayes, J. W. “Whinny” Ingram, Lewis Lineberger, Jewell McLaurin, Bennie McMurray, Jim Ringer, and Phil Strickland. The Football Coaches Association also continued their support of the Herlong Scholarship Fund with a donation of $5,000 this past year.  The 2018 Football Winter Clinic was held in Myrtle Beach on February 16th – 17th.

Chip Whitt from Greenwood High School provided the report from the Golf Coaches Association. They hosted the North/South Girls Golf event in November at Stoney Pointe Golf Club in Greenwood. The North/South Boys Golf event will be held in May at Litchfield Country Club on Pawleys Island.

Matthew Fox from Socastee High School represented the Lacrosse Coaches Association. The Lacrosse Coaches Association experienced a slight decrease in membership last year, but they plan to focus on the growth of their association next year.

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 membership for middle school coaches has grown to 354 in 2017.

Kevin Heise represented the Soccer Coaches Association. He reported that their association’s membership is 312 for the current year. The North-South All-Star Matches will be at T L Hanna High School in Anderson, on June 23rd. The Clash of the Carolinas Soccer Matches will be played at Cardinal Gibbons High in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, June 30th.

Joey Sheppard from Stratford High represented the Strength and Conditioning Coaches. Coach Sheppard 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 24th.  The Strength Coaches Association contributed $2,000 to the Herlong Scholarship Program in 2017.

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 25th – 26th.

Eric Cummings from Riverside High School represented the Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. Beginning in July, Chris White at Seneca High will begin his term as President of the Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. This past fall, the Track and Cross Country Coaches inducted Frank Kleckner (Southside Christian), Doug Purinton (Broome), and Benny Isaac (Dreher), as new members into their Hall of Fame. Membership total for 2017 is up to 478, with an average of more than two coaches per high school. The Track and Cross Country Coaches Association donated $3,000 to the Herlong Scholarship Fund, and awarded the Coleman-Singleton Scholarship to Abigail Smith from Riverside High.

Coach Byrd thanked Eric Cummings for his service to the SCACA, and the Track & Cross Country Coaches Association, and congratulated him on being selected 2017 National Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Tommy Bell represented the Wrestling Coaches Association.  The North-South Wrestling Match was held this past weekend at North Myrtle Beach High, featured 72 seniors and 8 coaches. The Wrestling Coaches Association contributed $2,000 to the Herlong Scholarship Fund.

President Byrd provided information on the 2017 clinic expenses and requested each Auxiliary Chairperson 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 the Association’s audiovisual expenses.

Coach Dula stated that detailed information was included in the attendee’s packet concerning the SCACA membership dues change for 2018-19.  Membership dues approved by the Board of Directors in December are $50 per coach, if paid by July 10th, and $55 thereafter.

Coach Dula continued by covering the proposed division of north and south teams for North-South All Star events for 2018-2020. This proposal will be voted on by the Board later today.

President Byrd reminded the auxiliaries to be confirming their clinic speakers, as well as providing three Coach of the Year nominees at the conclusion of each sports season. He continued by reminding the auxiliary chairpersons that any rate increase requests for 2019 dues must be submitted in writing before July 10th to be presented for Board approval at the July meeting. President Byrd reminded everyone that the applications for the Herlong Scholarships are due to the office by April 1st.

Jerome Singleton, South Carolina High School League Commissioner was present and recognizied Bob Hayes, SCACA Executive Committee representative, and thanked him for his excellent job he does representing the coaches in our state.

Mr. Singleton continued by updating the group on proposals to be discussed and voted on at the Legislative Assembly meeting next week.






MARCH 8, 2018

1:00 PM


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

President Byrd presented the minutes from the December 7, 2017 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.

Jack Taylor, with Charles Schwab was recognized to update the Board on the investment portfolio of the SCACA.  Mr. Taylor provided a recent account statement which continued to show steady growth in 2018.

President Byrd reported the year ending membership total for 2017 was 6,598.  This total reflects an increase of 54 members from 2016. The membership packets will be distributed to Athletic Directors attending the Principals and Athletic Directors Conference in Charleston, beginning on March 12, 2018.

Mary Dula was recognized to update the Board on the Herlong, Ringer and Carolina Sports Scholarships. In 2017 the SCACA awarded $81,500 in scholarships to 162 college students. This amount represented a $10,500 increase over the 2016 scholarship total awarded. The deadline for renewal requests and new applications is April 1st.

 Coach Dula was recognized to recap additional income and expenses in 2017.

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

Coach Hayes discussed the Constitutional changes to be presented to the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday in Charleston.

Sherry Smith was recognized and stated that speakers for the summer clinic have been secured. Former Middle School Coaches of the Year Jane Page, and Joel Cloninger will be discussing their coaching philosophies in an effort to inspire young coaches.

President Byrd 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 16th.

 As a matter of new business, Coach Byrd reminded the Board to review the Proposed 2018-2020 North-South region recommendation in their packet.  After discussion, Tim Perkins made motion to accept the regions as proposed.  Mike Srock, seconded the motion, all in favor.

President Byrd announced that Greenwood School District #50 is the recipient of the Keith & Tallulah Richardson Distinguished Service Award. Darryl Nance, Greenville County Athletic Director is the recipient of the Charles Arthur Stuart Athletic Administrator Award.

President Byrd reminded the Board that there are five Board positions to be decided at the Annual Business Meeting in July.  They are 5A Lower, 4A Upper, 3A Lower, 2A Upper and 1A Lower.  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.   Doug Shaw made the motion to accept these candidates as recommended by the Hall of Fame Committee, second by Zach Norris. The motion passed.

President Byrd reminded all Board members that the next meeting will be in Charleston at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Derek Youngblood made the motion to adjourn, second by Doug Shaw.  All members voted in favor of this motion.