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December 4, 2018

40 Under 40 Perspectives: Rejuvenating the atmosphere at your athletic events

[caption id="attachment_26495" align="alignleft" width="110"] Jackie Randall[/caption] The Elk Grove High School (Illinois) athletic department was faced with a serious problem — empty seats. The once proud athletic institution saw more and more ...


October 23, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools to offer girls flag football

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will offer flag football as a scholastic sport to seventh- and eighth-grade girls beginning in the 2019-20 school year, it was announced today. To help establish its new program, the school district will receive budgetar...


October 22, 2018

Take our 2018-19 high school athletic director survey

Coach & Athletic Director is conducting its eighth annual high school athletic director survey. The survey plays a valuable role in guiding our editorial content throughout the year, while helping us identify the trends and opportunities in athle...


September 4, 2018

Houston Texans turf donated to local high school

The Panthers of C.E. King high school are officially playing football on the same NFL home field as the 2017 Houston Texans. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey with the christening of their Hella...


August 29, 2018

Oakland Raiders donate $250K to save high school sports

The Oakland Raiders made a $250,000 donation to save sports that were eliminated by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) due to budget constraints. The OUSD announced earlier this year that it would cut 50 percent of its sports teams for the...


August 28, 2018

By The Numbers: 5 takeaways from the 2017-18 NFHS participation survey

The number of participants in high school sports in 2017-18 reached an all-time record high of 7,979,986, according to figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia. The number of girls partic...


August 24, 2018

High school sports participation increases for 29th straight year

From the NFHS High school sports participation is up for the 29 consecutive year, according to the latest survey numbers from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The number of participants in high school sports in ...


August 23, 2018

N.J. bill would provide job ‘stability’ for HS coaches

A New Jersey lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would provide head coaches at public high schools with greater job securities and push back against unfair dismissals. Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, who has coached high school football for more ...