A Shout Out To All Those ADs Out Busting Their Butts!

As Ted Welch of York retires as athletic director, we look at the changing roles ADs are now playing.

There was a time when the high school athletic director was a coach (probably football or basketball), definitely a teacher. His or her duties, in addition to the classroom, might include setting up schedules, purchasing uniforms and equipment, and maybe lining the fields.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/high-school/running-a-hs-athletic-deparmtent-mixes-rewards-stress.html?topic=2,300&eid=61619403&bid=918567

College Turns Baseball Field Red

Colored synthetic turf fields at athletic facilities are nothing new. From Boise State’s famed “smurf turf” blue to gray to black, we’ve seen fields in several colors other than green. But it’s not everyday we see a baseball field go the colored turf route.

The University of Northwestern Ohio, located in Lima, has installed the nation’s first cardinal red college baseball field. According to the school’s press release, the field will be ready for play in the 2015 fall and spring seasons.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/stadium-arena/ohio-college-adds-red-turf-to-baseball-field.html?topic=1,400&eid=61619403&bid=914536

Premier Health Backyard Blitz In The Spotlight!

Centerville Reports Today conducted a wonderful full-length interview with Eric about the upcoming Premier Health Backyard Blitz.  We can’t wait for the event and it’s just around the corner!

For detail on the match-ups and game plan, check out the interview here:  http://mvcc.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=f8f6731d00eee6e48b95bdc1ceb1da2b

DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Becomes Title Sponsor for Miller Grove Athletic Department

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DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Becomes Title Sponsor for Miller Grove Athletic Department

Miller Grove High School welcomes local Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Augustine Conduah of Stonecrest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Atlanta, GA, August 4, 2014: Sports Image Inc.® in Georgia is proud to announce DeKalb Medical Physicians Group has signed a two-year commitment as title sponsor of the Miller Grove High School basketball organization. Dr. Augustine Conduah, orthopedic surgeon at DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Stonecrest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (located across from the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia, GA), is personally leading the charge for Miller Grove High School and will be the primary physician for the Miller Grove basketball team as well as the high school.

Darren Miller, of the DeKalb Medical Marketing team, explains, “We are extremely excited about being a part of the Miller Grove team. Coach Sharman White has created an environment of success within the athletic department at Miller Grove and has shown true dedication to his students and their families. Dr. Conduah and the physicians of the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group feel that these young men and women deserve the absolute best medical care available to them. We look forward to being the Official Medical Partner of Miller Grove High School and to fostering a culture of health and wellness within the student body and the community.”

The Miller Grove Wolverines lead by Coach Sharman White, (Voted the “National High School Basketball Coach of the Year” by USA Today) became the only high school basketball team in the state of Georgia to win 6 consecutive State Championships. Sharman White has set a winning precedent from day one and the teams have bought in to it every year. Coach White is very excited about the new partnership with DeKalb Medical Physicians Group. This has been the missing piece for this great championship program. Coach White explains “We are ecstatic about forming this partnership with one of the premier health organizations in the country. Having the support of Dekalb Medical is a big win for our student-athletes, parents, and community. It is a great testimony to the fact that it takes a village and with Dekalb Medical partnering with us, it is evident that they have made a commitment to our community. We could not be more excited having them on board.” Denise Press Release

DeKalb Medical Physicians Group is part of Atlanta’s DeKalb Medical network of healthcare services. This means that patients are able to promptly obtain a full range of medical services and diagnostic tests, including X-rays, CT scans, MRI and ultrasound at any of the DeKalb Medical facilities that are most convenient.

Sports Image, Inc.® is an all-inclusive sports marketing and event management firm in Atlanta, GA helping schools and grassroots organizations nationwide. Through sponsorship activation, we strive to help organizations get free equipment and funding for their programs. We help to “take the PAY out of PLAY.”

 

Stopping Hazing In College And High School Athletics

When it comes to hazing incidents serious enough to gain national attention, the big question posed again and again recalls the sad refrain from the old ballad, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” Specifically, when will they ever learn?

The answer to the song’s refrain is that with hazing, as it pertains to athletics and other school organizations, they will never learn from the tragedies of the past, according to hazing expert David Westol of Limberlost Consulting Inc.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/athlete-safety/stopping-hazing-in-college-and-high-school-athletics.html