Two Phone Calls

As I work through my fifth year as the Commissioner of Athletics for the CIF Southern Section, I cannot help but reflect on where I have been and where I am going. I would like to share a story of how two phone calls resulted in giving me the incredible opportunity I now have to... Continue Reading →

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver – Competitive Equity Playoffs We took a stand and now it is time for us to deliver. Last week, the CIF Southern Section Council sent a loud and clear message that you are ready for a change. You made Competitive Equity Playoffs a reality, by a vote of 74-10-1, and this new... Continue Reading →

Multi-Sport Athletes and Multi-School Athletes

I believe that one of the founding principles of our organization, which has continued throughout our history, is to encourage and promote student-athletes participating in multiple sports throughout their high school years. In this way, our student-athletes continue to learn the life’s lessons that their high school athletics experiences can teach them in a different... Continue Reading →

Since We Last Met

At our CIF Southern Section Council Meeting on October 6, we presented the Playoff Groupings by Competitive Equity proposal to our League Representatives. At that meeting, we encouraged our constituents to invite our staff members to attend league meetings and/or area meetings to answer questions, provide clarifications and serve as a resource for those groups... Continue Reading →

New School and Old School

We are all well aware of the power of technology and how it changes the way we work and the way we live. The ability to communicate with each other and to get information exchanged faster than ever is a part of our daily lives that continues to influence everything that we do. At the... Continue Reading →

Valid Change of Residence

As the school year moves from August into September, our office is focused on processing the large number of transfers that are submitted to us by our member schools. For example, in one month, August, 2015, we processed 1,645 total transfers. The category that has the highest number of transfers, 745 in the month of... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Started!

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! We are ready to go and I pledge to you that our staff and I will continue to dedicate ourselves to moving our section forward and serving you in the best way possible. With that in mind, I would like to give you a preview of what is coming... Continue Reading →

True Partnership

I started working for the CIF Southern Section as an Assistant Commissioner in September, 2000. What I learned on my first day in our office, and continue to believe today, is that we are committed to a true partnership between our office and our member schools. What I mean by that is we rely on... Continue Reading →