UIL Press Conference at 2016 THSCA Convention

Lone Star Gridiron was on hand at the 2016 THSCA Convention & Coaching School. Here is the UIL Press Conference featuring:

Executive Director: Dr. Charles Breithaupt
Deputy Director: Jamey Harrison
Director of Athletics: Dr. Susan Elza

July 18th, 2016
Texas High School Coaches Association Convention & Coaching School

Some of the subjects discussed include:

  • 96th season of Texas high school football under the UIL
  • College recruiting concerns
  • football is safer than ever before
  • HS Character Education Forum with the Dallas Cowboys
  • AT&T Stadium for state championship games
  • value of sport
  • MaxPreps partnership with UIL & THSCA
  • Dr. Elza's one year report was "like drinking water from a firehose" but "its been a straight running blast!"
  • number of playoff teams
  • splitting 5A and 6A into DI and DII prior to start of season
  • concerns about shortage of qualified officials
  • baseball pitch count, basketball venues