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Summer Creek HS (Humble ISD) needs a head coach. Contact Brian Ford at 281-850-1601
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Pflugerville HS needs a head coach. Contact April Hundl
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Aggie Sarah Gibson (Reagan HS '13) has been named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. More here
The TISCA Academic All-State list has been updated. Congratulations to our high school swimming brainiacs! View here
Most of us are fortunate to work in programs with excellent parent support and great two-way communication, right?
A few - and I hope it's just a few - deal with parent meddling.
Basketball's Meddling Parent of the Year award goes to LaVar Ball.
In March, Chino Hills athletic director Jeff Schuld said that the school would side with Gilling over Ball despite Ball's public claims that Gilling would be replaced. Gilling, though, would be fired four weeks later.
Chino Hills will now look for its third head basketball coach in three seasons.
Thanks for the heads up, DJA. More here
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Former HSC head coach Gilbert Legaspi has started a new club in a new facility. More here
April's most viewed posts were: Employment Opportunities, TISCA News, & Stuff You've Probably Already Seen
USA Swimming will hold 2020 Trials in Omaha. Nice of them to make that official now, rather than put everyone through another round of the 2016 "Where should we hold trials?" bit. More here
The University of North Dakota's in the news lately.
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Former head coach (1980-2002) Mike Stromberg is speaking out about the dumping of his UND swim program.
For many years, our swim lesson program—run by UND swimming and diving—made more money for the athletic department than the football program.
It seems strange to choose to close a door on one of the most successful athletic programs in the history of UND. The exemplary student athletes charged the UND flag to the national level in swimming, diving and desire—that is, until that door abruptly was closed.
UND is under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights for alleged Title IX violations.
The investigation was officially launched on April 14—a little more than two weeks after UND announced that it was cutting its women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving teams.
UND made the cuts as part of a campus-wide financial restructuring in anticipation of a dip in state funds.
Kennedy asked the athletic department to cut $1.3 million out of its annual budget. The budgets of women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving total roughly $2.9 million, but some of the money and scholarships from those sports will be reallocated into other sports.
Finally, our sport lost one of its all-time greats Friday. Adolph Kiefer passed away at the age of 98.
Watch a short video on Kiefer here (wouldn't embed)