Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NHSCA and USA TODAY High School Sports announce partnership for HS Wrestling Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour
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Having helped the National High School Coaches Association with its radio show and media relations since 2010, I've very pleased to announce a HUGE partnership today.

I've engineered a partnership between USA TODAY High School Sports and the NHSCA to produce a Super 25 High School Wrestling Poll for the 2015-16 season.

We jointly released our preseason poll on Wednesday and beginning December 15th, we'll put-out weekly ratings on every Tuesday through the end of the season.

Below you can read the USA TODAY announcement on the partnership....

USA TODAY High School Sports and the National High School Coaches Association are teaming up to produce and promote Super 25 team rankings for scholastic wrestling.

To kick off this partnership, USA TODAY and the NHSCA are releasing the Super 25 Preseason Rankings for the 2015-16 season. The first regular season rankings will be released in mid-December. The content is available at

"We are excited to partner with USA TODAY High School Sports to produce a national high school wrestling poll," said Bobby Ferraro, executive director of the National High School Coaches Association.  "To do the Top 25 in conjunction with the nation's leading producer of high school sports content will mean a lot for the sport of high school wrestling.  Our National Top 25 is a perfect complement to our individual national championships that we've been conducting for over a quarter of a century."

Said Josh Barnett, director of content for USA TODAY High School Sports: “We are excited to be working with the National High School Coaches Association. With nearly 11,000 schools nationwide with wrestling teams and more than 250,000 athletes participating, we feel like the addition of wrestling is an important step in expanding our overall Super 25 content. We are eager to provide more content for the dedicated wrestlers and coaches and passionate fans of high school wrestling.”

With the addition of wrestling, the Super 25 expands to 11 sports (six boys and five girls), a growth from four sports in the 2013-14 academic year. USA TODAY High School Sports has added boys and girls soccer and field hockey this fall.

About USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School Sports is the leading destination for high school sports news and information, providing nationwide coverage and aligning locally with USA TODAY Sports and Gannett properties in various markets across the country. USATHSS is home to the Super 25 national rankings and the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Teams for boys and girls sports, both serving for more than 30 years as the leading platforms for determining the best teams, and the best athletes, in scholastic sports. USATODAY HSS also is the official media partner for the Gatorade Athlete and Player of the Year programs.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

2011 NHSCA Boys’ Golfer of the Year Jordan Spieth chases history

by Jeff Fisher
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Jordan Spieth, photo

After an opening round 67 at the British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland, the birthplace of golf, 21-year old Jordan Spieth, who was the 2011 NHSCA Boys’ Golfer of the Year, has put himself in position to have a shot at winning his third straight Grand Slam event and golfing history.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2014 NHSCA Baseball Coach of the Year enjoys watching former player in Major League Baseball All-Star Game

by Jeff Fisher

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour
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There will be lots of celebrating in Toms River, New Jersey today as Todd Frazier, fresh off his 2015 All-Star Home Run Derby win, returns to his hometown.  In addition to his family, you can be sure one of the people he’ll see will be his former high school baseball coach Ken Frank, who was the 2014 NHSCA National Baseball Coachof the Year.

Frank, who is the long-time head coach at Toms River South High School, said this about Frazier to the Asbury Park Press — "He's a Major League star, not just a Major Leaguer, which is hard to do.”