I trust that you are aware that the GHSA web site (www.ghsa.net) has been greatly enhanced in the past few weeks. There are more resources available than ever before. It is the responsibility of administrators and coaches of member schools to know the GHSA rules and procedures that affect their students and their competitive programs. That information is found on the GHSA web site.
Directors Desk is a monthly posting from Dr. Ralph Swearngin, GHSA Executive Director.
PRIDE is an interesting word that carries a variety of meanings. “Back in the day” many people expressed pride in their schools and their athletic programs with the phrase “school spirit.” Sportsmanship emphases then urged people to support their school in ways that did not detract from the reputation of their school by belittling opponents.
The 2012-2013 GHSA school year may well be named the “Year of Adjustments.”
This was the way I began my Executive Director’s Report to the GHSA Executive Committee at the fall meeting. Many far-reaching policies and procedures were en- acted to begin this year, and all of us will face a large number of adjustments. I want to highlight just a few of the major changes that the GHSA membership will have to face.
For the first time in eleven years,the GHSA will be losing a staff member. Joyce Kay, Associate Executive Director, will be retiring after 36 years of service to the association. During her tenure in a variety of duties, Joyce has worked with all four GHSA Executive Directors.