NCHSAA Hosting National Federation Section 3 Meeting


WILMINGTON – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is hosting an annual gathering of state association officials from across the Southeast starting on Saturday and running to Tuesday.

The meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Section 3 will be headquartered at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. States that are included in Section 3 are the two Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee. The impending arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna in the area has caused a some cancellations but most of the participants will be on hand.

Attendees will participate in a number of workshops on Saturday and Sunday and then will hear from an impressive array of speakers on Monday and Tuesday.

Speakers on Monday will include North Carolina State University director of athletics Lee Fowler, East Carolina University director of athletics Terry Holland, Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford and North Carolina State Board of Education chairman Howard Lee.

Tuesday morning’s speakers are scheduled to be Roy Williams, head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, and Dave Odom, former coach at Wake Forest and South Carolina. Both Williams and Odom coached at NCHSAA high schools before heading into college coaching.

All of the sessions will address issues or topics specific to state high school associations and their working with various organizations.

Bob Kanaby, executive director of the National Federation, and Jim Tenopir, president of the NFHS this year and executive director of the Nebraska Schools Activities Association, will also address the gathering.