DECEMBER 6, 2018

10:00 A.M.

President Brandon Smith called the meeting to order with the following members present: Donald Addis, Mike Beasley, David Byrd, Carlos Cave, Jason Farmer, Dann Holland, Zach Norris, Tim Perkins, David Prince, Doug Shaw, Sherry Smith, Mike Srock, Randy Stogner, Rick Tate, Debbie Wardlaw, Jimmy Woods, and Derek Youngblood.

President Smith presented the minutes of the July 21, 2018 Board Meeting, and the July 24, 2018 General Business Meeting in Charleston.  Without objection the minutes were approved.

Coach Dula updated the Board on the monthly salary information, and the year to date major expenses incurred since the July meeting.  He continued by discussing a detailed summary of expenses and income (received from sponsors) pertaining to the SCACA Clinic for 2018.

Coach Dula provided the Board with a comparison on scholarships awarded over the past seven years. He continued by detailing the 2018 contributions of $62,658.80 received from organizations and individuals. The SCACA awarded $85,500 in college scholarships to members’ children in 2018.  The deadline for application for 2019 is April 1st.

Next on the agenda, a letter written by Jack Taylor from Charles Schwab was presented that summarized the SCACA investment portfolio.  Coach Dula reminded the Board that Mr. Taylor will be attending the Board of Directors Meeting in March to answer any further questions concerning the portfolio.

Brandon Smith updated the Board on membership for 2018-19.  As of December 1, 2018 the SCACA membership totaled 6,716.

Angie Ray was recognized and updated the Board on the Auxiliary Association Membership totals as of December 1, 2018. The Auxiliaries have been updated on the status of their membership and reminded that records would be closed for the year as of December 31, 2018.   Angie continued by covering the recent changes made to the SCACA website (, and information was given detailing the Non-Member Coach/Late Fee report for the fall all-star events.

President Smith briefed the Board on details of the North/South Girls Golf Match and he asked the Board to review the information on North/South Girls Golf, North/South Volleyball, and North/South Girls Tennis provided in each member’s packet. He continued by pointing out the number of nominees received by sport, as were detailed on the agenda.

Sherry Smith, the Board Middle School Representative, was recognized, and she stated the current membership for middle school coaches is 362. Sherry stated she will continue contacting middle schools to make them aware of the benefits of SCACA membership. Sherry plans to invite previous Middle School Coach of the Year recipients to speak at the All Sports Clinic, since these sessions are well received.

President Smith recognized Mike Beasley, SCHSL Executive Committee Representative. Coach Beasley thanked the Board for allowing him to serve in this capacity and gave a brief update on the business of the Executive Committee.  Coach Beasley reminded the Board that any proposals concerning Constitutional changes are due by January 1st to the High School League Office.

President Smith asked the Board to review information received from Phil Lunn, with Helms Briscoe concerning their recommendation for the 2022 and 2023 All Sports Clinic. Coach Dula provided details on the recommendation and after discussion, Mike Srock made a motion that we accept the 2022 and 2023 proposals from Greenville and secure this location for the annual All Sports Clinic. Motion was seconded by Doug Shaw, all in favor.

President Smith asked the Board to view the letter received from The Texas High School Coaches Association. THSCA has donated $3,000 to aid South Carolina schools in completing repairs to athletic facilities damaged by Hurricane Florence and Michael. After discussion the Board recommended we contact all athletic directors to make them aware of the funding available.  Any requests for funding will be completed by athletic directors, and awarded on the basis of need.

President Smith asked the Board to review four letters of recommendation concerning the Keith and Tallulah Richardson Distinguished Service Award.

President Smith reminded each Board member that Hall of Fame nominations are due February 1, 2019. The Middle School Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year nominations are due March 1, 2019.  He continued by reminding the Board of the positions to be decided at the Annual Business Meeting in July. Coaches who would like to run for the Board should send a written indication to the SCACA office by June 1, 2019.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the South Carolina High School League Office in Columbia at 10:00 a.m.  Without objection the meeting was adjourned.