Executive Committee Selects Gary Phillips as New GHSA Director

Gary Phillips Approved as New Executive Director

THOMASTON - In a special called meeting of the State Executive Committee, the Georgia High School Association on Wednesday unanimously approved the election of Gary Phillips to replace the retiring Dr. Ralph Swearngin as Executive Director.  Phillips, the GHSA assistant executive director since 2001, will assume his new role on July 1, 2014.

GOAA congratulates one of their own officials, Chris Crocker!

Bengals bring back Chris Crocker

Posted by Josh Alper on September 25, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

The Bengals were dealing with injuries heading into the fourth week of the season in 2012, so they decided to re-sign safety Chris Crocker after releasing him during the offseason.

Crocker wasn’t released by the Bengals this time as his contract expired, but history has otherwise repeated itself. The Bengals announced Wednesday that Crocker has returned to the team for a third tour of duty.

Comments on the 2013 Football Rules Changes

SOLID-COLORED TOWELS NOW LEGAL (1-5-3a(5)a): The committee modified the rule regarding the authorized wearing of a moisture-absorbing towel. Towels that are one solid color may now be worn, as long as they are not the color of the football or penalty flag. The towel cannot have no more than one visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark, which cannot exceed 2 ¼ square inches in any dimension. Towels worn by teammates must be the same color. Previously, the towel could only be white and unmarked.

Special Acknowledgement!

Two of our own, Cecil Gray and Doug Roe, have both been selected to umpire the Elite Eight at the Cooperstown NY Invitational Youth Baseball Tournament.

Doug worked behind the plate on Wednesday, June 12th in the first no hitter this year. He has also been selected as the Crew Chief.

Congratulations guys!

2013-14 Football Dates

In answer to several inquiries, the following football dates have been set for the 2013-14 school year. The calendar will not be officially adopted until the April meeting of the State Executive Committee.

2013-14 Football Dates

July 25 - Conditioning Practice

Aug. 30 - First Contest

Nov. 9 - End of Regular Season

Nov. 15-16 - First Round of Playoffs (Bye week for Class A)


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