DAWAHARES/KHSAA HALL OF FAME Twelve former high school coaches, athletes, officials and/or administrators make up the 20th class to be inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame. The induction of the 12 will bring the total number of individuals honored to 343.
The 2007 class is as follows: Shaun Alexander, Phil Coomes, Tim Couch, Dermontti Dawson, Paul Dennison, Homer Goins, Dan Haley, M.E. Ligon, Irene Moore Strong, Ralph Richardson, Orville Williams and Donna Wolfe.
The class of 2007 will be inducted in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Lexington Center. Please note this date change and add it to your calendar.
TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS IN
SEEDING PROCEDURE As district basketball tournaments approach, please take a moment to review the procedure for district tournament meetings and tournament bracketing. This section from the KHSAA Handbook, clearly states that for 2006-2007, a seeded district game may not be played after February 18th.
If win-loss records are used for seeding, the records used shall be the records as of the date of the pre- tournament meeting as published on the KHSAA memorandum calendar. Teams and school representatives may meet during the regular season to discuss tournament operations (i.e. dates, times, sites, tournament personnel needs, etc.). However if an organizational meeting is held prior to the published date on the calendar, no discussions may be held regarding the bracketing or pairings of specific teams unless all mandated seeded games have been played prior to the meeting. Games played after the published meeting date SHALL NOT factor into the seeded position.
Seeded games unable to be played for any reason (with the exception of verified forfeited contests) prior to the published date for the district tournament meetings will be recorded as a win and a loss for both teams in computing seeded position.
NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS The KHSAA is continuing to look for any student, or group of four students or less, interested in singing the National Anthem at a session of either the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® or National City/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Tournament.
Please submit a CD (a cappella) to Phyllis Sallee at the Association by February 23, 2007. The Association is particularly targeting previously underrepresented populations such as African-Americans.
Those individuals selected will be notified of their assigned session prior to each of the tournaments.
SCHOOLS AGAIN REMINDED ABOUT CHANGE IN BASKETBALL
CORRESPONDING DATES For the last two years, basketball coaches and schools have been reminded about the change in corresponding dates that occurs after the 2007-2008 season. Since many schools are scheduling games for the next two- year contract cycle, coaches and administrators should carefully review the basketball corresponding date chart on page 104 of the Handbook which is also located at http://www.khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/ba sketballcorrespondingdates.pdf.
After the 2007-2008 season, the normal calendar adjustment combined with the contraction of the basketball season by one week will make it important that these dates be reviewed when making two year scheduling commitments and finalizing game contracts.