mbecker

Miami, FL

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 track coach at Ransom Everglades In twilight of coaching career that has seen this sport go all over the place.. Needs to get back in shape!

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
1 day ago FHSAA RECLASSIFICATIONS ARE KINDA UP
The fhsaa cross country classifications look like a rough draft of emails I write without proofre...
8 days ago FHSAA Action Item in the Agenda
@coachbutler Most coaches agree with you. Its mainly the small school coaches whose schools s...
15 days ago FHSAA Action Item in the Agenda
This is not a private versus public any more More and more public schools going 6-12
17 days ago FHSAA Action Item in the Agenda
@raybfree I would think that “ many or most” but not all of the A andAA schools that use m...
17 days ago FHSAA Action Item in the Agenda
It will be interesting to see this play out if approved. There is a very wide disparity in how m...
1 month ago New Class Release date?
@coachbutler and if you are truly lucky (unlucky) the FHSAA will combine you into a region wit...
1 month ago New Class Release date?
@raycer131 With extreme changes in public school enrollment in South Florida, this could be in...
1 month ago UNF Track
@multijumps Agreed... the more elite (the faster) a runner a runner runs, the more lane 1's ti...
1 month ago Call me crazy but I liked state format
For dozens of years each class had its own day. The meets were manageable, exciting and you coul...
1 month ago 2A Region 4 Know your rules
@TrackCoach72 I hear you... and I have had kids left home that were faster than other qua...
1 month ago 2A Region 4 Know your rules
Back to Region 4 AA Nothing is perfect... however Paul Baur and Cavalry did a great job overal...
1 month ago 2A Region 4 Know your rules
@raycer131 Raposo and i were the pariahs on this one At large bids are inherently unfair and...
1 month ago 2A Region 4 Know your rules
@Aholmes80 Hell yes
1 month ago 2A Region 4 Know your rules
@raycer131 I know I’m not popular with this ... but another example why at large bids are no...
2 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@raycer131 Its big in tennis and certain individual sports... not so much team sports... caus...
2 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@javargas agreed... this started with home schooling where kids were allowed to attend teams a...
2 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@Ubiquitous1.flosports Like NCAA rules, Florida statutes are written espousing principles befo...
2 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@Ubiquitous1.flosports from our Department of Education [b]Each district school board and c...
2 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@Aholmes80 Sadly because they can
2 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@raycer131 I thought there used to be a rule that prevented this from happening on a large sca...
2 months ago FHSAA Board Meeting Agenda
@raycer131 You make sense... It really is interesting... in tennis, running etc... middle s...
2 months ago Cross Country Head Coach Opportunity
@MarkRP [b]Best of luck to a truly great coach[/b]. When you see discussion topics listing wh...
2 months ago Qualifying at district but laying off at regionals
@multijumps good advice... BUT when you have a kid who is trying to qualify for state and is u...
2 months ago State Schedule
In most of the past years, there was a cushion for weather delays... prelims could be cancelled e...
3 months ago State Schedule
@coachbutler If we follow heat humidity guidelines at that hour, the distance events wouldn't ...
3 months ago State meet
Many of you young pups don't remember but until the late 1980s (before there were A and AA region...
3 months ago State meet
@francee hey its 2021...
3 months ago State meet
@vantheman1984 Agreed from down here. For single class divisions (one day of 16 competitors p...
3 months ago State meet
@coachbutler The state meet as we know has been run successfully at HS facilities before Cora...
3 months ago State meet
@coachbutler You and I are coaches on the ground level. I hear you!!!! I haven't been a hoops...
3 months ago State meet
It must be very stressful for most coaches (believe me it is for me) to recognize that the FHSAA ...
3 months ago A Heads-up On District Entry Seed Times
@coachboza I think we need to keep aware also that entries for the first week of districts are...
3 months ago A crazy season is South Florida
Thanks Mike Thanks Mike My main point was this "[b]South Florida" is not operating like the...
3 months ago A crazy season is South Florida
While other parts of the state are conducting business close to usual, its been depressing and un...
3 months ago State Finals Dates
@crobertson33 Personally, coaching in South Florida, I find it a miracle that there are any s...
3 months ago State info Just In
@coachbJCHS Less than 1/4 since we are going from 24 per event to 16.. Its actually 1/6 Sto...
3 months ago State info Just In
@bonniefleming [b]well said[/b] It really is weird how some sports like swimming its business a...
4 months ago State info Just In
@mbecker Addendum: Id love to see how many at large sprinters or jumpers come from a minus win...
4 months ago State info Just In
@11338357 You got it right! not only bad weather but try comparing a 3.0 tailwind in the 100 o...
4 months ago Prelims at districts
@halfadream District 16AA No prelims... Hopefully there will at least be a meet lol.
4 months ago State Track Meet 2021
@Coach_JLaFollette Thanks I imagine there will be 4 different dates
4 months ago State Track Meet 2021
back to original question.. does anyone have a clue about state track?
4 months ago 5 meet rule
@Coach_K_EJSHS This had to be in the south part of the state for there to be qualifiers. Mos...
4 months ago Who is the best coach in Florida History?
What a great question By "best coach" does one mean who is the winningest? or one who can gene...
6 months ago Florida Relays 2021 HS canceled
First of other predictable, and inevitable decisions I used to say 'I cant wait until 2020 t...
7 months ago Live Stream
yes,,, its 2020
7 months ago Tropical Storm
@Coach_Hill This is karma for making the meet two dsys Might wind up being one now
7 months ago Track and Field 2021
@RayRodriguez I too am in the same boat as you.. a team that might have been top ten at state....
7 months ago FHSAA ticket Policy question
So Can anyone answer this questions. If a school has two individual qualifiers ( not a full sq...
8 months ago State Championships Schedule
The only answer that makes any sense is that many people are not comfortable staying in hotels du...