Board of Control to meet in Hermitage on Wednesday, March 1

The TSSAA Board of Control will meet at the TSSAA office building in Hermitage on Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m.

The Board will hear an update regarding the feasibility of the gradual implementation of a shot clock in basketball now that NFHS playing rules allow for its use in the regular season.

The Board will also have a discussion regarding the feasibility of a mandatory penalty when fans have to be removed from contests.

Both Clarkrange High School and Monterey High School will be present to appeal disciplinary action taken due to an unsportsmanlike incident that occurred between the two schools during a boys’ basketball contest on January 6, 2023.

An update regarding the 2023-2024 BlueCross Bowl contract will be discussed with the Board.

One school is requesting membership in TSSAA beginning with the 2023-24 school year. J. Frank White Academy is an independent school in Claiborne County with 65 students in grades 9-12. They plan to participate in basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis, soccer, and girls’ soccer and will be placed in DII-A, East Region, District 1. If approved, the school will be an affiliate member for the 2023-24 school year due to previously being a member of TSSAA.

The full agenda for the meeting is below.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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