For years I’ve concluded most of my correspondence with the phrase, “It’s a privilege to serve you.” I’ve meant it.
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The past 32 years have shaded my hair and softened my waist; and while the years have also toughened my hide, they have not hardened my heart.
I was once told that “the job is the interruptions” – to look at an interruption not as something that detracts from my work but rather is the work.
State high school associations do not have the luxury to hire as many experienced people as they need to focus expertly on every topic that associations are asked to address.
When . . . MHSAA President Scott Grimes announced the selection of Mark Uyl to be the next MHSAA executive director, he said, “It was the easiest decision of the weekend.”
All of this screams for the need for coaches education . . . for every coach, every year . . . no matter how experienced or revered.
All of this, and much more, is about defining and defending educational athletics . . . the top task of athletic administrators from top to bottom of our exciting enterprise.
From the Director is the official MHSAA Blog which will touch on pertinent school sports topics periodically throughout the school year from various MHSAA Staff.