Newsletter Spring 2018
Completing 67 Years of Excellence While Serving New Jersey Schools
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS OF THE YEAR
Denis Nelson, River Dell H.S. 1 | DAANJ SPRING 2018
INSIDE this Issue
Awards Dinner Candids...............................23-31
Sharing Solutions - Together Towards Tomorrow...4
Retirees enjoy the 58th Annual Workshop ......... 32
New Graduate Course........................................5
New Jersey Athletic Director of the Year Award.....6
New Online NIAAA Course ...............................34
Reclaiming HS Sports Article.............................13
Ideas That Work...............................................35
Benefits of NIAAA............................................20
Executive Director Retires.................................38
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President’s Message Dear DAANJ members, When the next fall season practices begin in August and the school year starts we will have some noteworthy changes on the DAANJ Board of Trustees. We will be led by our new Executive Director, Bob Hopek. Bob is no stranger to the DAANJ or the NJSIAA, NIAAA and NFHS having a very active role for over 4 decades as a NJ Athletic Director and DAANJ Board of Trustee member. Bob’s experience, dedication commitment, and effort will continue to serve the membership and mission of the DAANJ well. Congratulations to Bob for his newest role with the DAANJ as our Executive Director. Bob is taking the place of long time Executive Director, Frank Baldachino who is resigning the position after 26 years at the helm but will remain with the DAANJ Board of Trustees in an Executive Director Emeritus position. His expertise will continue to provide valuable guidance for our Association and our membership. We are very fortunate to have people like Frank and now Bob to lead our efforts on behalf of the student-athletes in our state. We will also have in place by the start of next school year a new Board of Trustee member to replace Bob Hopek in the Retired At Large position for the DAANJ. At our March meeting in Atlantic City we welcomed back to the DAANJ Board of Trustees Ken Mason from West Windsor Plainsboro as the representative from the Burlington/Mercer area. At our last meeting in mid May we approved Michael McGhee from Cedar Creek to represent the Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland/Salem area. We look forward to working with Mike now and Ken again and know that they will do a great job in service to the DAANJ and the membership in their areas. The DAANJ Program of Excellence Award was started three years ago and was created to recognize programs that are doing superior jobs of conducting diverse activities with a focus on providing safe and positive experiences for all participants - including student-athletes, parents and coaches. These schools demonstrate best practices within education-based athletic programming on on-going bases. This award will be renamed the DAANJ Neil Rosa Program of Excellence Award in honor of the former DAANJ Board of Trustee member who’s untimely passing last December saddened all of us. Neil worked diligently on the Program of Excellence committee and was named the DAANJ Athletic Director of the Year in 2014. On August 22nd the DAANJ with the NJSIAA will again be providing a workshop for Athletic Directors with limited experience at NJSIAA in Robbinsville starting at 9 am. This in-service training is specifically designed for Athletic Directors new to that position at a NJSIAA member school and limited experienced Athletic Directors (2 - 3 years of service at a NJSIAA member school). This one-day course will be conducted by staff from NJSIAA and DAANJ. I encourage you to attend the National Conference hosted by the NIAAA and NFHS in San Antonio, Texas from December 15-18, 2018. Our State Conference will be held again at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City from March 11-15, 2019. Don’t miss these opportunities for professional development. As we near the end of another school year and the athletic seasons that go with it I hope you get a chance in the coming weeks to spend some time with family and friends doing things that you enjoy. While our work as athletic administrators is important it is also crucial to keep our work in perspective and find time for things that really matter the most to you as well. The summer months are a great opportunity to reflect, recoup, relax, refresh and recharge for next school year’s fall, winter and spring athletic seasons that will be upon us all too quickly. Enjoy the summer, I’m certain you’ve all earned it.
Sincerely, Dennis Nelson, CAA DAANJ-President Athletic Director River Dell High School
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Sharing Solutions - Together Towards Tomorrow BY DAVE RYDEN Hello everyone, this is Dave Ryden, your DAANJ President Elect. I am charged with putting together this years’ state conference. The conference will be held at The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City from Monday, March 11, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019. The title of this years’ conference is titled, “SHARING SOLUTIONS – TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW”. This years’ conference is going to look a little different then conferences in the past. We will still offer LTI courses and have some very impressive speakers, however we are going to host more round table discussions. Hence the “Sharing Solutions”. In my 12 years as an Athletic Administrator, the most beneficial information and ideas have come from other Athletic Administrators. The round table general sessions will be spread out through the conference and will have guided discussions and many opportunities for us to share our experiences. We will also focus on meeting new athletic administrators from throughout the state. With the state of New Jersey broken up into very different regions, it could help all of us to see the different challenges that we all face and how we manage them. I personally am really excited about the round table discussions. One of the highlights of the conference is the opening buffet dinner and keynote speaker. The buffet will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:25pm. This years’ opening night speaker is Mr. Vince Papale, former Philadelphia Eagle, and the subject of the movie, “Invincible”. His message is about teamwork and working together to achieve a common goal. Again, another part of the conference I am truly excited about. As always we will have an impressive amount of vendors present at the conference for the first 3 days. Please make sure that you wander in the vendor area and check out the new equipment and merchandise that they have to offer. The rest of the conference will be filled with presentations from speakers around the state. If you have a topic that you would like to present, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to add you to the program. Also, we are always looking to AD’s to serve as mediators for the different speakers, again, please email me of you would like to serve in that capacity. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a stress-free summer, take some time to relax, we all deserve break! Thank you for your time. 4 | DAANJ SPRING 2018
New Graduate Course Announced! New this Fall 2018 Semester! GED-699-P Special Topics: Seminar in Athletic and Co-Curricular Administration Mondays at 6 pm Centenary University â€˘ Hackettstown, New Jersey 3 credits Instructor: Robert Hopek, CMAA (908-319-0307) COURSE DESCRIPTION: An effective athletic or co-curricular administrator has a total program vision that focuses on student development, participation and outcomes. This course will introduce leaders to the roles and responsibilities of modern athletic and co-curricular administrators within the context of best leadership practices. The course is designed both for practicing athletic and co-curricular administrators and those who aspire to those positions. Topics such as scheduling, budgeting, safety, medical protocols, coach and advisor trainings, hiring practices and evaluation will all be covered. Deeper issues regarding motivation, community desires and communications will also be covered. Students who successfully complete this course will partially fulfill the requirements for certification as a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. This class is also available to non-matriculated students who wish to go for this prestigious National Certification. A second course leading to an advanced certification (CMAA) will be offered in future semesters.
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New Jersey Athletic Director of the Year Award 2018-2019 Nomination Information
PURPOSE: To give recognition to the secondary school Directors of Athletics who exemplify the highest standard of their profession and who, through their influence on the lives of young people under their direction, have made significant contributions to their school and community. CRITERIA: The candidate shall be an administrator who is recognized in his community as an educational leader and who maintains athletics as an integral part of the total educational program. PROCESS: Each and every nominee’s resume is carefully received by a selection committee comprised of the following persons: 1) Current DAANJ President (unless a candidate) 2) Two active Directors of Athletics 3) Two retired Directors of Athletics of the Year 4) Current Executive Director 5) Committee Chairperson Each candidate is rated on a scale of 1-4. The candidate with the highest point total will be selected as the AD of the Year. The chairperson only votes in case of a tie. Candidates are selected on their completed resume and letters of recommendations. OFFICIAL APPLICATION INFORMATION (forms available from your Area Executive Committee Representative) 1) Candidate’s name, address and home telephone number. 2) Educational background. 3) Present position, place and location of employment and years of service.* 4) Name, title and address of immediate supervisor. 5) Brief career summary, stating positions, locations and length of service. 6) Professional affiliations and activities. 7) Honors and awards received. 8) Services to the community. 9) Significant achievements in the field of athletic administration. 10) Attach letters of recommendation from school officials and prominent citizens (Please limit to six). MAIL SEVEN COMPLETED COPIES TO: Mr. Robert Hopek, Chairperson 1913 Maple Ave. • Easton, PA 18040 610-438-0325 • Cell: 908-319-0307 Email: email@example.com All nominations must be in the hands of the awards chairperson by November 2, 2018. Selection will then be made by an awards committee and presented to the Director of Athletics Executive Committee for approval. * Must have served in the position of Director of Athletics for at least ten years and be a paid Association member.
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Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey, Inc. Athletic Director of the Year Official Application Form CANDIDATEâ€™S NAME: ________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE: ________________________________________________________________ (PLEASE ATTACH PHOTO) EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: (INDICATE YEAR GRADUATED WITH DEGREE) UNDERGRADUATE: __________________________________________________________________________ GRADUATE: _________________________________________________________________________________ PRESENT POSITION: TITLE: ______________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________________ YEARS OF SERVICE: __________________________________________________________________________ IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________________ TITLE: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE: ________________________________________________________________________________
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FORMER POSITIONS HELD: TITLE: ______________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________________ YEARS OF SERVICE: __________________________________________________________________________ TITLE: ______________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________________ YEARS OF SERVICE: __________________________________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES (E.G. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, OFFICE HELD, ETC.) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ HONORS AND AWARDS RECEIVED (SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, ETC.) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ SERVICE TO COMMUNITY ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE FIELD OF ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ NOTE: IF ADDITIONAL SPACE IS NEEDED FOR ITEMS, FEEL FREE TO ATTACH ADDENDUM. PLEASE ATTACH LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND PROMINENT CITIZENS. MUST LIMIT TO SIX
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DAANJ Sectional Award of Merit Section: North I,_____ North II,_____ Central,_____ South_____ Nominee’s Name: Title: School: Address: Office Phone: Office Fax: Home Phone: E-Mail:
• • Number of years as an Athletic Administrator__________(Minimum 7 years)
• • Number of years as a member of DAANJ__________
• • Service at the League or County Level (positions held, Committee work, Conference involvement)
• • Service to NJSIAA, DAANJ or NIAAA (positions held, Committees, Tournament management, Speaker Moderator)
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• • Professional Development (Programs NIAAA Implemented Publications, Leadership Courses)
• • NIAAA Certification (not required) RAA Date CAA Date CMAA Date Please forward this nomination form no later than November 2nd, 2018 to the DAANJ Committee Chairperson: Dennis Nelson Nomination submitted by:
Name of DAANJ Executive Committee
DAANJ Association Executive:
Review: Approved: Date:
Referred for NIAAA Recognition:
Referred future consideration:
Awards Committee Chair:
Return to: Denis Nelson River Dell High School Director of Athletics Pyle Street Oradell, NJ 07645
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Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey Hall of Fame
Nomination Form Please print/type all entries Date Name
Last Name First Name Middle
Street Address City Zip
Business Phone Home Phone Fax Phone Email Address PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE List in chronological order (most recent first) the school districts and the year(s) the nominee was employed as an athletic administrator. Years Employer
Nominated by Position Address Phone Email Please return this form to Dennis Nelson Director of Athletics, River Dell High School Pyle Street Oradell, NJ 07649
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Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey, Inc.
RETIREE RESUME Name: Tele # Home Address: Zip Code: School: Years As A.D. Family:
Education: Undergraduate School: Year: Degree: Other:
Please Return This Form And A Recent Photo To: Your Sectional Representative by the end of December of the previous year in which a Director of Athletics is retiring
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Core Course Requirement Update Beginning on January 1, 2019, Leadership Training Course 503 will be required for RAA, RMSAA, and CAA designations. December 31, 2018 will be the last date for passing the CAA Exam without the completion of LTC 503. Beginning on January 1, 2019, Leadership Training Course 510 will be required for CMAA designation and completion of a minimum of five LTI Electives, one 600 level, one 700 level, and three additional electives from any level
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Benefits Provided NIAAA Members Benefits Provided NIAAA Members The national professional organization dedicated solely to services, assistance and development for the providers of secondary school “Education Based Athletics” programs.
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Football program to make the sport better and safer for the millions of youth and high school athletes who play. USA The National Interscholastic Athletic Association Football, based in Indianapolis, is theAdministrators sport’s national governing (NIAAA) body. has endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up SM Football program to make the sport better and safer for the millions of youth and high school athletes who play. USA Football, based in Indianapolis, the sport’s national governing body. and middle schools across the United States, the Representing more than 25,000isathletic administrators in high schools NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional Representing of more than 25,000 athletic administrators in high and schools and middle schools across the United States, the development its members in areas of education, leadership service. NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional development of its members in areas education, leadership and Nearly 2,800 youth leagues across theofUnited States registered forservice. Heads Up Football in 2013, accounting for more than 25 percent of the youth football community. In addition, 35 high schools in 10 states piloted Heads Up Football during the Nearly 2,800 youth leagues across registered for Heads Up Football 2013, accounting more than 2013 season. USA Football will offerthe itsUnited HeadsStates Up Football program to all youth leaguesinand high schools infor2014. 25 percent of the youth football community. In addition, 35 high schools in 10 states piloted Heads Up Football during the 2013 season. USA will offer its Heads Up the Football all youth and highsafer schools in 2014. “We are pleased to Football support and are excited about effortsprogram by USAtoFootball toleagues make the game for participants at all levels of the sport,” NIAAA Associated Executive Director DR. MIKE BLACKBURN said. “Education is a vital component “Weany areinitiative. pleased The to support are the Football’s efforts by USA Football to make the game for participants at all for NIAAAand joins itsexcited efforts about with USA Heads Up Football program and safer endorses training in the levels of fundamental the sport,” NIAAA Associated Executive Director DR. MIKE BLACKBURN “Education a vital component areas of tackling technique, concussion awareness, heat and hydrationsaid. safety measuresisand proper for any initiative. equipment fitting.”The NIAAA joins its efforts with USA Football’s Heads Up Football program and endorses training in the areas of fundamental tackling technique, concussion awareness, heat and hydration safety measures and proper equipment “We greatlyfitting.” value the NIAAA’s partnership and trust,” USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “Our highest priorities are held in common, focusing on the safety of student-athletes by establishing important standards rooted “We greatly value the NIAAA’s in education for a better sports partnership experience.”and trust,” USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “Our highest priorities are held in common, focusing on the safety of student-athletes by establishing important standards rooted in education for a better sports experience.” Heads Up Football stands on six primary tenets: Heads Up Football stands on six primary tenets: Heads Up Tackling USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling technique, endorsed by medical and football experts, which teaches to keep the head up and reduces helmet contact for safer play. Heads Up Tackling USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling technique, endorsed by medical and football experts, which teaches to keep the head up and reduces helmet contact for safer play. Concussion recognition Coaches learn and are assessed on CDC concussion recognition and response and response protocols through USA Football’s Level 1 Coaching Certification Course. Concussion recognition Coaches learn and are assessed on CDC concussion recognition and response protocols Coaches, through parents USA and players areLevel taught1 CDC concussion-related protocols. and response Football’s Coaching Certification Course. Coaching education Coaching education
Coaches, parents and players are taught CDC concussion-related protocols. Coaches within a youth program are trained to teach the game’s fundamentals by completing USA Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 Coaching Certification Course. Coaches within a youth are trained to USA teachFootball’s the game’s fundamentals by High school coaches willprogram gain training through High School Coach completing Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 Coaching Certification Course. CertificationUSA course, developed in partnership with the National Federation of State High school coaches will gain training through USA Football’s High School Coach Certification course, developed in partnership with the National Federation of State
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High School Associations. Equipment fitting
Coaches, parents and players are taught proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting.
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Coaches, parents and players are taught heat and hydration safety measures set forth by the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute.
Player Safety Coach
Appointed by a participating Heads Up Football youth organization or high school, this individual ensures compliance with Heads Up Football’s player safety protocols, coach certification, and the conducting of safety clinics for coaches, parents and players.
USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling technique was developed with contributions of USA Football’s Tackle Advisory Committee, which includes Northwestern head coach PAT FITZGERALD, UCLA head coach JIM MORA, former NFL running back MERRIL HOGE, Miami Christopher Columbus High School head coach CHRIS MERRITT and sports psychologist DR. DAVID YUKELSON. Some of the medical and sport backers of USA Football’s Heads Up Football program include: Amateur Athletic Union American College of Sports Medicine American Football Coaches Assoc. American Medical Society for Sports Med.
Arizona Coaches Association Atlantic Coast Conference Big 12 Conference Big Ten Conference Indiana Football Coaches Association Korey Stringer Institute
Maxwell Football Club Michigan H.S. Football Coaches Assoc. Minnesota Football Coaches Association National Athletic Trainers Association NATA Research & Education Foundation
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National Football League NFL Alumni Association NFL Head, Neck & Spine Committee Nat’l Interscholastic Athletic Admin. Assoc.
National Parent Teacher Association National Police Athletic League North Carolina Coaches Association Northern Va. Football Coaches Assoc. Pac-12 Conference Pop Warner Little Scholars Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society Sport Safety International Sports & Fitness Industry Association United Youth Football
About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football (usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, partners with leading medical organizations and collaborates with football leaders for a better, safer game through coaching education and player skill advancement.
About Your Organization
About NIAAA: The NIAAA is located in Indianapolis, Ind., and is the national organization for high school and middle school athletic administrators. The NIAAA membership consists of athletic administrators from organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Internationally. NIAAA membership provides opportunity for professional development, education, certification, national award recognition and exchange of ideas with other athletic administrators throughout the nation and world.
The DAANJ, Inc. is the oldest Director of Athletics organization in the nation being established in 1951. We currently have dual membership with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association and enjoy the benefits of the (NIAAA) IAA Magazine and life insurance. The DAANJ, Inc. is a state non-profit professional organization administered by and for high school athletic administration. Each of the twenty one counties is represented by a county elected athletic administrator who serves on the Executive Board of Directors. Your association meets four times each year and provides an efficient system for the exchange of ideas amongst New Jersey schools, the National Federation of the State High School Associations, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and each state athletic administrators association throughout the country. We are represented in Section I of the NIAAA by Bob Hopek, retired North Hunterdon High School Athletic Administrator. Section I comprises New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Should you have questions, concerns or comments, please contact your county representative.
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DAANJ Retirees enjoy the 58th Annual Workshop BY BOB GRACE More than 40 retired Athletic Directors were in attendance at the 58th Annual DAANJ Workshop at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City from March 12th thru 16th. Retirees enjoyed an outstanding Luncheon on Wednesday and shared memories of the past and updated all in attendance on their present pursuits. A Reception for our 2018 Class of retirees was held on Wednesday prior to the Annual Awards Banquet. Retirees were honored along with the Athletic Director of the Year, Sectional Award of Merit winners and our 11th DAANJ Hall of Fame class. We honored the following 2018 retirees for their years of service to the student-athletes of New Jersey: • Maureen Bilda Deptford H.S. • John DiColo Jefferson Twp. H.S. • Tony Maselli Montgomery H.S. • Rod Sharpless Cumberland Reg. H.S.
to join us at the Golden Nugget Casino in March of 2019. For those retirees that weren’t in attendance at the Workshop, you will be able to Register online at www. DAANJ.org after April 1st. Last year over 100 retirees joined our organization, and the number has been growing yearly. There are many retired AD’s who may wish to become members of the DAANJ , however we may not have their names and addresses because they haven’t been members in the past. If you know of any other retired AD’s who have not been receiving our mailings please get name and address information about these AD’s we are missing to:
North I & II Dr. Ted D’Alesio Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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• William “Bill” Bruno Brick Memorial H.S. • Gary Bushelli Hightstown H.S. • Gary Farishian Verona H.S. • Joe Hartman Eastern H.S. • Fred Ingold Butler H.S. • Frank Noppenberger East Brunswick H.S. • John Porcelli Montclair H.S. The annual DAANJ Workshop is still a tremendous opportunity to get together with old friends and colleagues. It’s a chance for us to bring up ‘some great old stories’ and a chance to offer guidance to some of the very capable men and women who direct and supervise today’s High School Athletic Programs. If you haven’t attended the Annual workshop recently, please consider making plans
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BY BOB GRACE
Our Executive Director, Mr. Frank Baldachino, has put together an impressive compilation of the chronology and history of the Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey. Below you will find a synopsis of four randomly selected years in the fifty six year history of our association. In future editions of our Newsletter we will continue to bring you information on several more years in our long and storied history.
1951 DAANJ was the first organized State Association and was the fore runner of two national organizations: the National council of Secondary Schools and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. In 1951 Virgil Sasso and several other wise men saw the need for an association that would be solely devoted to professional growth and development of Athletic Administrators in New Jersey. In 1951 Austin LaPine of Highland Park High School was elected as the first President of DAANJ. Dues for the organization were $1.00. The first DAANJ Workshops were held with a one day format in conjunction with the New Jersey Coaches Association at the Commons on the campus of Rutgers University.
1969 Alison King of Hawthorne High School was the President of DAANJ. The Workshop was changed to a two day format and moved to the Hotel Traymore in Atlantic City. The Keynote Speaker was William Warner, the Director of Secondary Education for the N. J. Department of Education. Mr. Warner’s topic was “The New Negotiation Law and the Director of Athletics”. This was the ‘first year’ that our organization honored retirees at the Workshop and Frank Pingatore and David Berwick were the first honorees. There were six Exhibitors at the Workshop.
1974 Derry Michael of Whippany Park High School was the President of DAANJ. The Workshop was a three day format and was held at Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos. This was the first year for a ‘Workshop Theme’, the first theme: “Trends in Interscholastic Athletics”. The Keynote Speaker was William Burcat, Supervisory Consultant for Health and Drug Abuse Education. Mr. Burcat’s topic was “Thorough and Efficient as it Pertains to Interscholastic Athletics”. 1974 was also the first year for the presentation of the ‘Athletic Director of the Year’ award. Virgil Sasso of Fair Lawn High School was the first recipient and was also chosen as the winner of the ‘Eastern Regional Award’. Ten Retirees were honored at the Workshop. There were seven Exhibitors present.
1983 Walter ‘Moe’ Gaisor of Carteret High School was the President of DAANJ. The Workshop was a four day format and was held at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City. The Workshop Theme was: “Common Problems, Common Interests-Camaraderie”. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Richard McGuire, Professor from the Univ. of Virginia. Dr. McGuire’s topic was “Sports Psychology, the Director of Athletics, Stress and Leadership”. The ‘Athletic Director of the Year’ was Richard Luttrell of Willingboro High School. There were five retirees honored at the Workshop. The number of Exhibitors grew to 32. The DAANJ hosted the Eastern Regional and National Council of Secondary School Directors of Athletics Association at our Workshop.
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New Online NIAAA Course We are happy to announce that our fifth interactive online course is now available! LTC 508: Legal Issues III (Hazing, Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law, & Employment & Labor Law) is available in the NIAAA Classroom as an interactive online course you can take on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you would like. This four-hour course includes a digital manual, an interactive teaching style, instructional videos and more to help make the learning process easy and convenient for you. This course provides in-depth coverage of the legal standards governing hazing in interscholastic athletics programs and strategies for developing, implementing, and documenting an effective anti-hazing policy, along with extensive coverage of the constitutional rights of student-athletes that must be respected by schools when sanctioning athletes for misconduct, the impact of federal disabilities legislation on school sports programs, and the employment and labor law issues related to the administration of interscholastic athletics programs, in particular the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. To access this course, please login to the member portal and select “Classroom” then “Enter the Classroom” from the black menu bar. The course is available in the Professional Development Academy section of the Classroom with a cost of $125 for members and $210 for non-members. Also available in the Classroom are LTCs 501, 502, 504 and 506. Check back regularly as we continue to release more courses in this new format. -NIAAA Staff
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I D EAS TH AT W OR K BY TED D’ALESSIO R E T I R E D AT H L E T I C S D I R E C T O R - M I L L B U R N H . S .
I recently shared this idea with IAA Magazine subscribers. It is really very simple but has proven to be extremely valuable to me throughout my career. It is a bit “old school” but it has allowed me to obtain information that would not normally be stored on a computer. On July 1st, of each year, I would purchase an accordion file. The file would consist of 30 or more compartments; enough for each sport that we field at Millburn High School (29 sports). Throughout the school year, I would file any information that pertained to a particular sport. That information would normally include articles from local newspapers, sport specific correspondence of any kind i.e., parents, officials, colleagues and opposing coaches etc. I also included team rosters (all levels), tournament seeding, team/player accomplishments, statistics, disciplines, community service, All Conference, County & State Recognition, final team rankings in the Conference County and State levels, End of Season Report submitted by Head Coaches and any other relevant documents pertaining to a particular team for that season and throughout the school year. This folder has served as a great reference for me over the years. If a question did arise years later concerning any aspect of a team or team member during that school year I knew just where to find it. In addition to having this information available at my fingertips, it also served as the main resource for our Schools Hall of Fame Committee. At the end of the school year I would simply removed the entire folder and stored it in our school’s athletic closet. Upon retirement, I had accumulated a history (23 years) of athletic information all located in one area. Each year I would replace the old folder with a new one and the process would repeat its self once again. Any questions please feel free to email me at; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Classroom with a Scoreboard: Important Role of Athletics in Education” by: Michael Nitti
As school districts build their budgets for next year, they will include millions of dollars that are allocated in these spending plans to pay for scholastic sports. In these budgets, a significant amount of taxpayer funds is slated to cover the cost of coaching salaries, official fees, facility rentals, equipment, transportation and other items to provide students with the opportunity to participate in athletics while representing their public schools. In this time of escalating property taxes, rising costs, weakened pensions and painful financial realities, the reflective individual could not be blamed for asking if the considerable public cost of scholastic sports programs is worth it. This is a particularly valid point now since there are so many opportunities for kids to take part in sports that do not require the sanctioning of their school or the support of taxpayers. At one point, there was the argument of the benefits of educational opportunism for student-athletes that high school sports provided kids the chance to be recognized and perhaps earn an athletic scholarship to college. But in this era of specialization and high-profile youth sports, the reality is that the elite high school athlete can earn a scholarship without ever putting on his or her high school’s uniform. So, with all these dynamics being considered, does it make sense for schools to still be in the sports business during an educational funding crisis? To answer that question, it should be acknowledged that the phrase “ extracurricular” is one that has always been misleading and should be discarded. If we are going to spend this much money on athletic programs, they need to be viewed as cocurricular – a vital, integral and uniquely important part of the comprehensive educational experience. Princeton University promotes the concept of ‘Education Through Athletics’ and, if that credo is important enough to be adopted by our Ivy League higher education brethren, it certainly should be embraced by public high school institutions everywhere. The true value and purpose of our sports programs, and why we do it and the public pays for it, is for students in public education to gain the educational benefits that are provided by scholastic athletics. When we look at the attributes that make an individual successful in life – the real, meaningful traits that truly translate to achievement and cannot be measured by standardized tests – we begin to see the true educational value of our athletic programs. Perseverance, a strong work ethic, dedication, resiliency, dealing with adversity – attributes truly needed for achievement and valued by employers – are all characteristics honed and developed by participation in sports. It is not only these intrinsic values that are built by our high school sports programs, but key components of intelligence and analytical thinking that are enhanced by participating in athletics. In fact, when you see a high school game or event for any sport, you are viewing perhaps the most authentic form of assessment that exists in education. The studentathletes are being asked to strategize, think critically, act selflessly and work toward a common goal as part of a team. Like any valuable form of instruction, the activity involves the construction of knowledge and has value and meaning far beyond the classroom, which in this case is the athletic arena.
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There has always been an interesting hypocrisy with regard to athletics in the scholastic realm, where it receives heightened importance in terms of media coverage and public interest, but its educational benefits are diminished in comparison to the considerable intellectual rewards of art and music. While not diminishing the higher order thinking skills honed by the arts, who is to say that the analytical and reasoning abilities promoted by athletic participation are not at the very least, to use a sports metaphor, in the same ballpark? It also should be noted that school districts place a tremendous amount of emphasis, and spend a significant amount of funds, on intervention programs and approaches for struggling or problematic students. Quite often these are children who may be dealing with a dysfunctional home situation or have a lack of stability or structure in their home lives. Quite often, school athletic programs become a safe haven for these students and provide them with motivation and positive role models. Any longtime administrator or coach has a story about how scholastic sports saved a troubled student, helping to put the individual on a pathway for future life success. Furthermore, if a goal of education is to provide students with meaningful and rewarding experiences, giving them memories and life lessons that they will carry with them forever, then scholastic athletics will continue to fulfill a vital role. To paraphrase an old saying: no one lies on his or her deathbed thinking about taking the PARCC exam. Sports provide young people a rich tapestry of success and failure, joy and anguish, and perhaps the most unique and important aspect of athletic participation â€“ the opportunity to do something great. Granted, high school sports are not recreational activities, and coaches and administrators are expected to put forth competitive programs, but schools are not professional franchises. They are institutions of learning and the ultimate evaluation of any scholastic athletic program, and the justification for spending community funds should be the educational value of the program for each participant. Did the entire endeavor, from the first day of practice to the final whistle of the last game, help us produce a better student, citizen and person?
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Executive Director Announces Retirement Frank Baldachino announced his retirement as the Executive Director of the DAANJ effective July 1,2018. Throughout his tenure the association has flourished and several new initiatives were introduced. Frank was known for his compassion, wit, sense of humor, and attention to detail. Very professional,personable and insightful, with an uncanny ability to relate to so many different people and personalities. We hope to continue his legacy as one of the most progressive professional athletic administrative associations in the country. Thank you for all you have done for so many for so very long. The association wishes you a very happy healthy prosperous retirement and we look forward to you returning to our workshops as a relaxed administrator, be well. Bob Hopek has been selected to succeed Frank as the new Executive Director beginning July 2017. The DAANJ looks forward to working with Bob during his tenure.
Frank Baldachino Resume EDUCATION: • 1950: Dumont High School • 1954: Montclair State College, BA Business Administration; Secondary & Elementary Education • 1960: Montclair State College, MA Administration & Supervision • 1975: Completed 36 credits beyond Master’s Degree MILITARY SERVICE: • 1954-1956: U.S. Army Military Police & Special Services DUMONT H.S. POSITION HELD: • 1956-1959: Elementary School – 5th Grade • 1959-1971: Business Education Teacher • 1971-1993: Vice Principal/Athletic Director • 1971-1981: Principal for Dumont H.S. Summer School PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: • 1986-1988: Bergen County Director of Athletics Association • 1977-1978: Bergen County Scholastic League President • 1988-1989: Bergen County Coaches Association (1956-1993) • 1972-1993: N.J. Principals & Supervisors Association • 1991-Present: NIAAA Member • 1975: DAANJ Board of Trustees Member Executive Director from 1992-2018 (26 Years) • Present: National Executive Directors Council NJSIAA: • 1987-1992: Served on Executive Committee & Various Committees • 1991: President
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• 1988: Received State Award of Honor • Present: Hall of Fame Committee PROFESSIONAL HONORS/ATHLETIC COACHING: • 1981-1983: Selected to Serve on the N.J. Principal’s & Supervisors Board of Governors • 1983: Recipient of the N.J./P.S.A. Service Award • 1974: N.J. State Honor Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Coaching Profession • 1970-1971: All Suburban Coach of the Year • 1969: Bergen County Coaches Century Award • 1969: Bike Century Club Award • 1968: Cyoman of the Year award for Outstanding Service to the Youth of Dumont • 1963, 1965, 1967 & 1971: Bergen County Holiday Tournament Champs • 1963-1964: Bergen County Scholastic League Champs • 1962: NJSIAA Basketball State Sectional Champs Group II • 1964: NJSIAA Basketball State Sectional Champs Group IV OUTSTANDING HONOR PERSONAL: • 1988: NJSIAA State Award of Honor • 1987: DAANJ Director of Athletics of the Year • 1987: Easter Regional Director of Athletics of the Year • 2013: Lifetime Achievement Award • 1992-2018: Executive Director of the DAANJ HALL OF FAMES: • 1978: Dumont H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame • 1987: DAANJ Hall of Fame • 1985: N.J. Scholastic Coaches Hall of Fame • 2002: NJSIAA Hall of Fame • 2003: National Council of Secondary School Athletic Directors Presidential Hall of Fame COMMUNITY: • 1956-1965: Director of Dumont Recreation program • 1961-1966: Director of Dumont Girls Scout Camp • 1957-1960: Babe Ruth Coach • 1959-1962: CYO Council Member • 1968-1970: Chairman for Dumont Heart Fund Association • 1968: Chairman for Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Loyalty Program • 1971-1973: Member of Dumont Planning Board • 1972-1977: Member of the Knights of Columbus • 1967-1971: Program Director for Y.M.C.A. Camp • 1964-1971: Dumont Tax Collector FAMILY: • Wife Jane Deceased – married for 53 years • (5) Children: Debbie, Frank, Wayne, Laura and Lisa • (8) Grandchildren: Jane, Jennifer, Jessica, James, Grace, Andrew, Lexi and Joe I have been blessed to have had a Great wife, wonderful Children and Grandchildren
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