Regional Meetings were held this week across the state, bringing together member schools to discuss legislative proposals and elect representatives to the Board of Control and Legislative Council.
Eighty-two percent of member schools had an administrator present for the meetings (355 of 431). The best attended meeting was the East Regional Meeting where 126 of 145 member schools were in attendance.
In East Tennessee, Mike Reed of Morristown West was re-elected to represent the 1st Athletic District on the Board of Control. David Meske of Webb School of Knoxville was re-elected to the Board representing the East Tennessee independent schools. To fill seats on the Legislative Council, Rob Speas of Hardin Valley Academy was elected to serve the 2nd Athletic District and Autumn O'Bryan was elected to serve for one year to complete the current term forthe 3rd Athletic District.
In Middle Tennessee, Brian True of Loretto High School was relected to serve the 6th Athletic District on the Board of Control. Greg Wyant of Siegel High School was elected to serve the remainder of the current term (one year) for the 4th Athletic District's seat on the Legislative Council. Waverly Central's Les Trotter was selected to serve the 6th Athletic District on the Council.
In West Tennessee, schools of the 7th Athletic District re-elected Ricky Catlett of Chester County High School to the Board of Control. A second Board of Control seat, for West Tennessee Independent School Representative, was filled for the remainder of the current term (two years) by the election of Shane Russell of Fayette Academy. Bo Griffin of Millington Municipal Schools was elected to the 9th Athletic District's seat on the Legislative Council on a second ballot after the vote was initially tied 18-18 among District 9 schools. Tom Densford of St. George's Independent School was selected to serve as the Legislative Council's West Tennessee Independent School Representative.
The document linked below contains a record of the meetings with detailed vote totals on all legislative proposals. For more information about the legislative proposals, view the previous article on TSSAA.org.