The TSSAA Board of Control met on Thursday, January 16 at the TSSAA office building in Hermitage.

The Board will approved financial reports in the sports of golf, volleyball, soccer, cross country, cheer and dance, and football.

East Nashville Magnet School and Hillsboro High School both appealed the sanctions placed on their boys’ basketball programs due to an incident that occurred during the contest between the two schools on December 6, 2019. Both schools’ boys’ basketball programs were placed on probation for a two-year period. The Board voted to deny the request of both schools to remove the probation.

The Board also voted to set the BlueCross Bowl schedule for 2020. The dates, times, and order of the games is as follows:

Thursday, December 3
11:00 a.m. – Division II-AA
3:00 p.m. – Division II-A
7:00 p.m. – Division II-AAA

Friday, December 4
11:00 a.m. – Division I, Class 3A
3:00 p.m. – Division I, Class 1A
7:00 p.m. – Division, Class 5A

Saturday, December 5
11:00 a.m. – Division I, Class 4A
3:00 p.m. – Division I, Class 2A
7:00 p.m. – Division I, Class 6A

Green Hill High School in Wilson County, which is scheduled to open next year, was approved for membership. It is a public school under the Wilson County Board of Education. They are scheduled to open with approximately 1200 students in grades 9-12. If approved, Green Hill will be placed in Division I, Class AAA, District 9 in basketball, baseball, and softball; Class AAA, District 9 in volleyball; Class AAA, District 9 in soccer; Large Class, Section 3 in cross country, track and field, golf, and tennis; Class AAA, Region 6 in wrestling; and District 12 in bowling.

Highland Rim Academy requested, and was approved, to rejoin TSSAA for cooperative purposes only. Highland Rim Academy is a small private school in Cookeville with approximately 30 students in grades 9-12. They were members previously but dropped out when the Legislative Council changed the cooperative program agreement language which only allows schools to form agreements within their Division. The Board granted them permission to seek an agreement with the closest public school.

The full Board minutes can be viewed below.