Nearly 900 high school coaches in Kentucky have completed an online sports safety course in advance of a deadline next week that could prevent them from holding summer practices.
Julian Tackett, assistant commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, told a sports safety work group established by the Kentucky General Assembly, that 1,637 coaches had signed up to take the course, and that as of Thursday, 878 had completed all four hours of the training.
Tackett said the course, required by the General Assembly after the Aug. 23 death of 15-year-old Max Gilpin, who collapsed at a Pleasure Ridge Park High School football practice from heat stroke, has been set up so that high school principals and state officials can track the progress of each coach...
Friday, July 10, 2009
This from C-J: