Credit incoming Executive Director Eddie Bonine with the win as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s annual convention came to close on Friday.
Bonine again asked member principals for time to address the LHSAA’s public vs. private school issues while speaking to the group of 300 voting principals on hand at the Crowne Plaza.
The key to Bonine’s plan is to appoint a committee that would address issues within his first 45 days after taking over on March 1. Bonine said he want the committee to have a wide range of individuals, including schools cited as part of the issue and said he would like to have solutions put together for review by the fall.
Two proposals designed to address the LHSAA’s split select/nonselect playoffs that now includes just football were then tabled.
The first of three proposals to split the playoffs in other sports by Many High Principal Norman Booker III failed by a 161-82 margin when it came to a vote. After Booker’s baseball proposal failed, he withdrew his other proposals for softball and basketball.