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NEW JERSEY STATE INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
NEW JERSEY STATE INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
1161 Route 130, PO Box 487, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
League/Conference Officers Meeting Summary
November 12, 2015
Attendees:
Frank Noppenberger
Matt Sheehan
Michael McAleer
Rich Roche
Louis Papa
Joe Montano
Rusty Todd
John Costantino
Al Stumpf
Gus Kalikas
Dan Dockery
Sharon Hughes
John Fraraccio
Stan Fryczynski
Sean Dowling
Bill Schilling
Joe Sprague
Carl Weigner
Joe McColgan
Tim Gillen
Steve Fortis
Joe Piro
Steve Timko Report
 Steve opened up the meeting with introduction of all the directors and attendees.
 Steve summarized the legislative update presented by Paul Anzano to the Executive Committee.
A hand out has been provided for more detailed information.
 Mike Zapicchi has been assigned to the Department of Education Task Force which is studying
the length of the school day for high school students. Mike will represent the NJSIAA.
 Last month the Medical Advisory Committee spent a lot of time discussing the tragic death of
the Warren Hills football player. From a medical standpoint everything was done correctly.
Students need to discuss any and all medical issues. Communication is key. The Medical
Advisory Committee is very informative and tackle many issues faced in our schools.
 On November 2, 2015 Wrestling Hydration took effect.
 Please remind parents that discounted rooms are available in Atlantic City at Bally’s and Caesar’s
for the Wrestling State Individual Championships. Information is posted on our website.
 Reminder: No Executive Committee or L&C Meetings for the Month of December. We will see
everyone back here on January 13th & 14th, 2016.
Eugene J. Polles, Ed.D. Executive Director, M.A. & Ed.s Programs-Seton Hall University
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Gene Polles presented Seton Hall University’s Fast Track Program to a Master’s Degree (M.A.)
Educational Specialist (Ed.S) for aspiring directors of athletics/principals/supervisors/chief
school administrators. The 2 year program is offered off campus at a discounted rate. The
University is looking to accept a limited number of highly qualified candidates. If interested
please apply in a timely fashion. Please share this information with your staff.
Contact information:
Office 973-275-2253
Cell 862-216-8592
Email: [email protected]
Visit our Web page at www.shu.edu/go/edleader
Larry White Report
 Montgomery High School will be hosting the 2015 Girl’s Gymnastics Competitions. The Team
Competition is on Thursday, November 12, 2015 and the Individual Competition is on Saturday,
November 14, 2015.
 William Paterson University will be hosting the 2015 Girl’s Volleyball Championships. The Group
Finals will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Tournament of Champions will be held on
Saturday, November 21, 2015. The Championship game will be held on Sunday, November 22,
2015.
 A handout for athletic directors to provide to their coaches in reference to Long Sleeve Shirts
and Logo/Trademark/Reference. References: Rule 3, section 5, article 6.
Jack DuBois Report
 On November 6, 2015 over 45 subscribers took part in our very first webinar, Tri-County
Orthopedics Fall Concussion.
 NJAdvance Media is now a co-sponsor for the Scholar Athlete Program and a Corporate Media
Partner.
 New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association nominees for the Hall of Fame need to be submitted
by January 2016.
 On November 18, 2015 Stockton University will be hosting an Anti-Bullying workshop.
 Ice Hockey Hasbrouck Heights was granted a 2 year waiver to participate in the ice hockey co-op
with Northern Valley Old Tappan-Demarest.
 Football pairings were posted on the website for the first round.
 Non-Public Boys and Girls Soccer Championships will be held at Kean University on November
15, 2015.
 Public Girls Soccer Championships will be held at Kean University on Saturday, November 21,
2015. The boys will play at the same location on Sunday, November 22, 2015.
Kim DeGraw-Cole Report
 Field Hockey Group Finals will be held at Bordentown Regional High School on November 14,
2015. The Tournament of Champions will be conducted at WWP North on November 16th and
18th. Finals at Kean University on November 20, 2015. Detailed information can be found on
our website under: Sports/Field Hockey 2015. We are excited to announce that the NFHS
Network will be live streaming all the events.
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Girls Soccer Public Group Finals are slated for Kean University on November 21, 2015. The NonPublic Finals are set for November 15, 2015 at Kean University. Detailed information can be
found on our website under Sports/Soccer: 2015 Soccer Sites.
The 2015 Girls Tennis Season has concluded. Congratulations to Stephanie Schrage singles
tennis player from Millburn. Congratulations to the Tournament of Group Champions winner
Millburn High School. The first doubles team from Millburn defeated the Newark Academy
second doubles team.
NAGWS Day in New Jersey is set for February 7, 2016 at Seton Hall University. The luncheon is
$45/person and includes tickets to the Women’s Basketball Game: Seton Hall University vs. St.
John’s University. Registration forms will be posted on the website soon.
Swimming Classifications are up on the Website.
80% are in favor to allow access to School Manager for secretaries, coaches, and other office
personnel. It will be at your own discretion whether or not you allow access to the site.
Bill Bruno Report
 Cross Country State Group Championship Meet will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at
Holmdel Park. The State Championship Meet will be held on November 21, 2015 at Holmdel
Park.
 Classifications for Winter Track are up on the Website.
 5 schools were approved for the Cooperative Sports Program at the Executive Committee
meeting for Ice Hockey and Bowling.
Mike Zapicchi Report
 Compliance Update: Monitors have started to visit a few of the selected schools. You will be
notified in advance to set up a date/time that works best for you. Any questions please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Colleen Maguire Report
 We are proud to announce that we currently have 435 schools that have become members of
our association for the 2015-16 school year.
 Outstanding receivable are down from our meeting last month. Thank you for reaching out to
your schools to collecting any outstanding invoices.
 Reminder: Trophies will be hand delivered by Spike’s Trophies. Please check your main offices
prior to calling us to see whether or not the items have been received.
 The Department of Education has approved the ticket price submission for the NJSIAA Fall 2015
events.
 2015-2016 Corporate Sponsorship Money Update-$565,000
 The NJSIAA Medical Advisory Committee is requesting athletic trainer and physician contact
information from each of our schools. You will receive an email from me within a few days with
more detailed information.
Conference Topics
 The SEC questioned the Consolation Game Process. A discussion ensued on what are the
consequences if you bail out of a game that you signed up for. Should the team be penalized
and not be able to play a consolation game the following year. It was suggested that a
Tournament Refusal Form should be used in Football the same way it is used in other sports.
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The SEC questioned whether or not soccer officials should be allowed to remain on the field at
the end of the game. There have been instances where coaches/players have been ejected by
the officials after the game has already ended. Several conferences agreed that the officials
should remain on the field so that the players can thank the officials, other conferences agreed
that the officials should be escorted off the field. A request can be made to add this to the
agenda at the Rules Committee Meeting.
The CC questioned the fees for officials for the playoff games. The NJSIAA sets the fee structure.
As the teams move up in the playoffs the official’s fees increase accordingly.
School Manager-In order to update a coach, you must first add the coach to the system. Once
the coach is in the system you can add/delete to update your school’s information.
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