January 30, 2016

Louisiana splits postseason for major high school sports

Louisiana voted this week to split the playoffs for many major sports, even reinstating the separation of the public and non-public football postseason. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) voted to adopt different playoffs for b...

January 20, 2016

Survey: Should public, private schools play in separate leagues?

In December, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether public and private high school athletic teams should compete in separate leagues and tournaments. States like New Jersey have debated the issue in recent years as the competitive gap wid...

January 15, 2016

Louisiana drops split for high school football playoffs

Louisiana's athletic association will no longer divide the public and private high school football playoffs, several media outlets are reporting today. KATC-TV reported that Louisiana High School Athletic Association commissioner Eddie Bonine ma...

December 29, 2015

N.J. decision to split private, public school football is overturned

A decision by New Jersey athletic directors earlier this month to separate public and non-public school football has been overturned by the state's commissioner of education. State Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced his decision Monda...

December 16, 2015

Survey: Should public schools welcome home-schooled athletes?

In November, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether home-schooled students should be permitted to play sports at their local public high schools. Here are the results along with some comments from respondents. • Home school students ...

December 8, 2015

New Jersey separates public, private school football

Members of the New Jersey athletic association voted Monday to separate public and private school football leagues, a decision that will take effect with the 2016 season. The state's 37 non-public football schools will still be allowed to play aga...