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LHSAA Names New Executive Director

The LHSAA announces that, after conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director, it's Executive Committee has voted to offer the position to Mr. Eddie Bonine. Mr. Bonine currently serves as the executive director for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and has held that position for the last seven years. Mr. Bonine has accepted the offer, and contract negotiations are expected to conclude shortly. According to Vic Bonnaffee, LHSAA Executive Committee President, there were several well qualified applicants for the position and the choice was not easy. In his opinion, Mr. Bonine's experience as the executive director of a state high school athletic association separated him from the other applicants and played a critical part in the decision…

LHSAA Seeks RFP for Legal Services

For Immediate Release Baton Rouge, (December 3, 2014) -- The LHSAA Executive Committee announced today that it is accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) for legal services for the association.  The RFP is available for download from the LHSAA’s website www.lhsaa.org (or by clicking HERE).  Interested parties should complete the RFP and return to the LHSAA office via mail or email by Tuesday, December 30, 2014 marked to the attention of Jimmy Anderson. All inquiries should be directed to Executive Committee Member and Legal Services Chair Richard Lavergne at richard.lavergne@stmcougars.net. ####

NFHS Concussion Task Force Recommendations to be Discussed by State Associations for Implementation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 13, 2014) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has finalized its position paper from the NFHS Concussion Summit Task Force, which met in July to develop recommendations for minimizing the risk of concussions and head impact exposure in high school football. The recommendations, which have been shared with the 51 NFHS-member state high school associations, and approved by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NFHS Board of Directors, will be discussed by state associations at the NFHS Winter Meeting in early January for implementation in the 2015 football season. The 24-member task force, which featured medical doctors, athletic trainers, high school coaches and key national leaders in high school sports,…

LHSAA Names Interim Executive Director

Baton Rouge, LA (October 29, 2014)  --  Vic Bonnaffee, President of the LHSAA Executive Committee, in the name of the LHSAA Executive Committee and Finance Committee, announces Mr. Jimmy Anderson as interim Executive Director effective immediately.  Mr. Anderson is a gentleman of integrity, very professional, and loves the LHSAA.  He has been a past president and is presently a compliance officer, thus he is aware of the LHSAA's activities and rules.  I know everyone will give Mr. Jimmy Anderson their support until an Executive Director is named. About the LHSAA The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates education-based athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of…

LHSAA Seeks New Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (click HERE for the application) The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, is currently seeking a dynamic, motivated, innovative and experienced individual to be the next Executive Director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.  The mission of the LHSAA is to direct and regulate the interscholastic athletics of our member schools while promoting fair and equitable competition that is in the best interest of the student-athletes.  Established in 1920, the LHSAA has grown to 389 member schools and 76,620 student-athletes that compete in many various sports across the State of Louisiana.  The Executive Director reports to the 25-member Executive Committee comprised mostly of member principals with…

LHSAA Executive Director Mutually Agrees to Step Down

Baton Rouge, LA (October 23, 2014)  -- The LHSAA Executive Committee and its Executive Director, Kenny Henderson, have mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of the association and Mr. Henderson to sever their relationship, effective October 24, 2014.  The Executive Committee wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Henderson for his dedicated service over the last seven years, the improvements made during his term as Executive Director, and his efforts in meeting the many challenges which have been faced by the LHSAA during that period. The Executive Committee will immediately begin the process of searching for a new Executive Director.  A committee has been formed to initiate that process, which will be chaired by Mr. Todd Guice,…

Gill Athletics Announced as NFHS Corporate Partner

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 1, 2014) — Gill Athletics, the oldest and largest manufacturer of track and field equipment in the United States and around the world, has entered into a three-year agreement with the National Federation of State High School Associations as an NFHS Corporate Partner. As a part of the agreement, Gill Athletics, based in Champaign, Illinois, will be the exclusive NFHS partner for track and field, which will include coverage in the sport’s rules book, case book, rules poster, scorebook and rules PowerPoint.  “We are pleased to have Gill Athletics join the NFHS as a corporate partner and to be our exclusive sponsor of track and field,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “In the high school market,…

LHSAA Renews Partnership with New Orleans Saints for High School Football Game of the Week Program

BATON ROUGE, LA (June 3, 2014) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced recently that it has renewed its partnership with the New Orleans Saints, who will again be recognized  as the title sponsor for its 2014 New Orleans Saints – LHSAA Game of the Week program. “The 2014 football season marks the seventh consecutive year that the LHSAA has teamed up with the New Orleans Saints for our high school football Game of the Week program,” said Kenny Henderson, LHSAA executive director. “This year, 15 teams who have never before been featured in our schedule of high school football matchups will be showcased on the Thursday night program. As always, we try to offer to our high…

Allstate Sugar Bowl To Sponsor Louisiana High School Athletic Association Championships

NEW ORLEANS (May 22, 2014) – The Allstate Sugar Bowl, one of the premier college football bowl games in the country, is taking on title sponsorship of the championships held by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) beginning with the 2014‐15 academic year. The partnership between two of the oldest and most prominent amateur athletic organizations in the state was announced at a Thursday press conference in the Mercedes‐Benz Superdome. “The LHSAA is very excited to partner with the Allstate Sugar Bowl in our high school state championship event series for the next six years,” said Kenny Henderson, LHSAA executive director. “We are sincerely appreciative of the bowl’s unprecedented contribution to our organization and thank them for their title…

Class 3A State Baseball Playoff Bracket Update

The LHSAA has been enjoined by the 19th Judicial District Court from prohibiting Livonia High School from participating in the LHSAA 3A baseball playoffs and has ordered the executive director to place Livonia High School back into the playoff bracket in the way he determines to be the most reasonable. The order does not affect any other aspect of the LHSAA’s eligibility ruling involving the student at Livonia High School.  Therefore, Livonia High School shall play Kaplan High School on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Kaplan High School. The winner of the game will advance to play Evangel High School in the first round of the 3A baseball playoffs in Shreveport on Monday, May 5, 2014. The winner of the…

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