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 →

2013 Ends, 2014 Begins

With the conclusion of our Fall Playoffs, 2013 comes to a close. It sure goes by fast, doesn’t it? In looking back at our Fall Championships that began in late October with Girls Golf and culminated last weekend with our Football Finals, it is evident that an incredible amount of work is done by a... Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary

Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year and the 100th Anniversary of the CIF Southern Section! What an exciting time it is for us to celebrate our first century of existence and reflect back on the excellence that this organization has stood for since the day it was founded. We are so proud of what has... Continue Reading →

What a Year!

Now that our sports year is officially over, it is time to reflect back on what a year it has been. 2012-2013 will certainly be a year I will never forget. It was highlighted by what I often referred to as The Big Three: honoring our 100th Anniversary, the debut of the CIFSSHome system and... Continue Reading →


The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word leader as follows, “One that leads or guides. One in charge or in command of others.” I believe that in our nation today it has become more and more difficult for people of all ages to become leaders. Individuals are reluctant to take a stand on issues because... Continue Reading →

Rules, Rules, Rules – Implementation

The rules changes involving the 200 Series on Student Eligibility in the CIF Southern Section Blue Book, which the CIF Southern Section Council approved at our meeting on Wednesday, April 25, were approved by the CIF State Federated Council at their meeting on Friday, May 4. Therefore, we must now prepare for the implementation of... Continue Reading →

Public and Private Schools – Perception or Reality

During the approximately 35 years of my involvement in high school athletics in many different capacities, the discussion regarding the differences between public and private schools has been ongoing. In searching our archives, we have minutes from C.I.F. Southern Section meetings from the 1920’s that have references to issues involving public and private schools, so... Continue Reading →

Area Placement / Releaguing

One of the biggest issues and concerns that our member schools have involves Releaguing. Every four years, the task of configuring our leagues takes place. It is a subject that our member schools are extremely passionate about and take very seriously. The process involves having each of the nine designated areas of our section formulate... Continue Reading →


As we head toward the end of this school year, I am very excited to update you on what we are planning to launch for the 2012-2013 school year. It is evidently clear to us that our school personnel are being asked to do more work, with less resources available, and the challenges of keeping... Continue Reading →