Our challenge is to choose to do those projects that are large enough to matter, yet small enough to accomplish.

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I have heard, and I believe, that the most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. 

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Posted in: Perspective

Only three of the MHSAA’s 750 member high schools failed to comply with that requirement for all of their head coaches. That’s progress.

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For nearly a full century, the high schools of Michigan have stood in opposition to national high school athletic championships. 

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What I would like to see from MHSAA sport committees is less talk about events of the past and more time discussing ideas for the future. 

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Posted in: Leadership

Imagine the courage – or the desperation – of the first person to eat an oyster … or any other ugly, slimy critter . . . raw!

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The qualities of the MVP are usually apparent . . .  But that’s not always the case; and it shouldn’t be.

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The task force concluded that counting minutes of contact during a practice or a week was not the best approach.

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About the Author

Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts has been at the helm of the MHSAA as its Executive Director since 1986, implementing programs and overseeing tournament administration and regulations for the Association which boasts 1,500 member schools, 11,000 registered officials and 13,000 head coaches.

During the last 43 years, Roberts has spoken to educator and athletic groups, business leaders and civic groups in almost every state and five Canadian provinces. He is one of the nation's most articulate advocates for educational athletics.

Roberts has served on several national association boards and is the first chairman of the NFHS Network board of directors. He has been board president for the Refugee Development Center: for six years, and is a past-chair of the board of directors of the Michigan Society of Association Executives. He was selected to the board of trustees for the Capital Region Community Foundation in December of 2013.

He is a 1970 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he played defensive safety for the Ivy League's winningest football team during that span, and he sang in Dartmouth's close harmony vocal group.

His wife, Peggy, has retired from a 30-year career in social services, and is serving as president of the board of the Fenner Nature Conservancy in Lansing. 

Jack and Peggy are passionate world travelers and have two grown sons: John, who - with his partner, Liliana Garces - are on the school of education faculty at Penn State University; and Luke, who - with his wife, Alison - are educators in a school for Chinese students in Shanghai.