About Me

Ran middle distance at Princeton University 1977-1981. Coached Palmer Prep (now Palmer Trinity) from 1981-1986 ....state cross country A champions in 1986... Coached FIU track and cross country 1987-1999. Presently girls track coach at Ransom Everglades and boys cross country coach at Coral Reef. In twilight of coaching career. Needs to get back in shape!

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
25 days ago New Organization for FHSAA
@Halfmiletiming Thank you for the info. I hope everything works itself out in time.i Just one...
1 month ago pepsi relays schedule
does anyone have a high school schedule? I found rules but not time table?
2 months ago FHSAA Reclassification 2019
@fortmccoyk899 amen!!!!!
3 months ago Dates and rules for track 2019
@Coach_Skipper that schedule doesn't work for double regions with 1 pit FHSAA will either m...
6 months ago Personal coach in high school
@jlafollette Elite is in the mind. I would clarify my comment as an elite athlete to me...
6 months ago Personal coach in high school
This is a great topic, and one where there is endless disagreement. We are in the beginning/midd...
9 months ago T&F State Meet Schedule
Love idea of doubling relay points
9 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@fortmccoyk899 Yes off topic, but thanks and here foes... I am not so naive as to belie...
9 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@CoachRaposo Issue 12: The lines to get in to the state meet were ridiculously long for spectat...
9 months ago 16 versus 24 at state meet
While reading another thread, I kept reading about how 24 runners at state meet is akin to an all...
9 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@Raycer131 I know everyone trying to go to a mostly time based system of qualifying is well i...
9 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
@jlafollette If at large bids were made on season bests those long jumps in pits missing 9 ...
10 months ago At-Large Impact at State Meet
Before you get on Ryan's case... realize that they were also dozens of state scorers who were no...
10 months ago what a state meet series
Thank you Ed Thompson and UNF for a fabulous event. Not only did this state meet incorporate 4 c...
10 months ago State Meet 3200
@multijumps You are correct .. I was being idealistic because none of the private schools In ...
10 months ago Inappropriate article on Tyrese Cooper
I have to say Damned if you do print it Damned if you don't print it This was a no win situ...
10 months ago State Meet 3200
[ @Coach_PTS I thought I posted this earlier....I feel there are only 3 dominant track & fie...
10 months ago The HISTORY of the Long Sprint Double 400/800 in the state of Florida..
With four class two day meet its now possible to do this double and live through it.
10 months ago State Meet 3200
I live in fantasy world but would love to see the 5-10 schools that have entire club teams loaded...
10 months ago FHSAA State Meet, packet pick up ?
@edwardjthompson Edd have you announced if bands etc can be picked up on Thursday night? If no...
10 months ago State Meet 3200
[quote=edwardjthompson]@plyoman Correct. But only for team sports currently. Individual sports li...
10 months ago Officials
Coming to the end of a long and winding road coaching in Florida , I have to make three observati...
10 months ago Thank you Pine Crest and Cavalry staff
Wow! Thank you to Paul Baur , Scott Sherrod and the staffs of both of their schools for an ef...
10 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
It is not important what starting heights are cause athletes can come in at whatever height they ...
10 months ago Wow!!! Teams get kicked out of regionals in 1A- Region 4
@KeepinItReal So the way the United States , Jamaica etc use their depth in the Olympics is n...
10 months ago Toughest Regions to Advance?
2A region 4 is loaded in every running event!. Unless there are weather issues, expect every runn...
10 months ago Pole Vault starting height?
A great question, answered in the new policy and procedures out under rules changes . Set starti...
10 months ago paying to attend regional meet??
Although it might appear shocking to some that a modest entry fee is required for regionals, I wo...
10 months ago tie breaker for at large bids
@Raycer131 correct and my understanding is that timing will not go to the thousandths to bre...
10 months ago let the real coaching begin
@Coach_PTS As to your worries, I will tell you that no body runs a meet better than PC and Ca...
10 months ago let the real coaching begin
@Coach_PTS if all 4 regions are using live results, you should know instantaneously ( except ...
10 months ago let the real coaching begin
Interesting changes... at large bids, prelims in state series in 4X400... declaration period f...
10 months ago 2a 13
Can’t find them
10 months ago Falsifying District Entries
Either : A) Because d a asks for manual Input rather than automatic download ... coaches have to...
10 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@edwardjthompson as for number 1 yes, directors could cross check d a entry "lists" with Home...
10 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
@edwardjthompson Meet directors need to access entries to 1) cross check versus Home School...
11 months ago District 16AA Tracxk and Field Meet
Fort some reason, certain coaches are not getting info from their schools and are not receiving e...
11 months ago DirectAthletics "This webpage not working"
As. Far as emails returned goes... Ed has “ easily” been the best fhsaa director in this reg...
11 months ago FHSAA Series Registration
Another issue with direct athletics ( versus fl runners) is that d a has occasionally multiple pr...
11 months ago A and AA Entry Deadline tonight
Reminder to all A and AA coaches: Entry Deadline is 11:59 tonight for Districts. Meet directors...
11 months ago 4X800 M Relay at State will be run in one Section
@coolestname very tricky first hand off. watch penn relays highlights To be honest, the o...
11 months ago Which method do you think a district should use to advance from prelims to finals?
You put the right parentheses ( assuming district times are accurate). This year you really hav...
11 months ago Dade County Freshman/ Sophomore meet 4/7
@mbecker We just updated the times and events offered. WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING a consolation ...
11 months ago Dade County Youth Fair HS Championship 2018 Long Jump State Record?
Ditto per Raposo Wind was over plus 3 the entire competition And sand was 3 inches low All ...
12 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@mbecker Its my experience that some coaches ( who have lots of dual meets) dont even know ho...
12 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@Coach_PTS no meet director can verify. If a school has a protest, send it to Ed. He can as...
12 months ago Required # of Track Meets
and tracking athletes through direct athletics will be nearly impossible since most other meets a...
12 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@LFCSumner3 In cross country, you just have to be entered and in uniform? but in track must ...
12 months ago Required # of Track Meets
@LFCSumner3 what are the differences? Its not in any manual.. I think its interps
12 months ago Required # of Track Meets
sorry, lost me... are there really different rules in xc versus track? I thought the interps rec...