The TSSAA Board of Control met at the TSSAA office building in Hermitage this week, addressing over 30 agenda items in meetings held on June 4 and 5, 2024.

The Board discussed options to consider for classification for the 2025-2029 classification cycle. As part of that discussion, a number of changes were decided by the Board at this meeting. Division I cross-country will move to having three classes. Division I golf and tennis will still have two classes, but will be divided by having the smaller 2/3 of schools in A and the remaining schools in AA.

The 2024-25 school year will see the first year of Lacrosse as a sanctioned sport. The Board approved two classes in Division I and two classes in Division II for boys and girls lacrosse. Division I A (0-1667)
Division I AA (1668 and above)
Division II A (0-483)
Division II AA (483 and above)

All other sports will remain with the current structure for the next classification cycle.

Financial reports for the basketball, wrestling, and bowling tournaments were reviewed as well as the financial reports for the A.D. and Cheer Coaches conferences.

The Board approved a proposal from the TSSAA Soccer Advisory Committee to use a RPI system based on regular season results for seeding the Division I teams who advance to the central tournament site in Girls’ Soccer and Boys’ Soccer.

A report in regard to the number of coaches ejected, disciplinary action and unsportsmanlike incidents investigated during the 2023-24 school year was presented to the Board. In addition, the Board voted to continue the A. F. Bridges Awards Program this upcoming school year, allocating $27,000 in award money for the 27 winning schools.

Annoor Academy of Knoxville was approved for membership in TSSAA. The school plans to have soccer and expand to other sports at a later date.

The full summary from the meeting can be found by clicking on the link below.