VBCA Announces Formation of Advisory Committee in Conjunction with VHSL and VISAA

RICHMOND, Va. (August 18, 2018) – The Virginia Baseball Coaches Association (VBCA) today announced the formation of an Advisory Committee which will serve in an adjunct capacity to its Board of Directors. Members of this Committee, established in the VBCA Bylaws, are non-voting, but their counsel, wisdom, experience and judgment shall be considered, and solicited by the Board as needed.

Tim Merry, Executive Director of VBCA, was brimming with pride as he announced that John W. “Billy” Haun, Ed.D., Executive Director of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) and Dick Kemper, CMAA, Executive Director of Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA), have agreed to Co-Chair this Committee.

Said Merry, “Billy and Dick are well known and well respected in Virginia’s high school ranks. They have a great deal of counsel, wisdom and experience to share with the VBCA that will be invaluable as we work together to support baseball coaches, at all levels, in Virginia. The VBCA is fortunate that they have agreed to serve and mentor this young association.”

The Executive Committees of both VHSL and VISAA had previously endorsed the VBCA as an organization that compliments the ongoing mission, interests and activities of both the VHSL and VISAA. According to Haun, “the VBCA can be an umbrella of sorts for all baseball coaching associations in the state, not just public and private high schools, and provide meaningful opportunities to network and learn and grow the game.”

Kemper also suggested that “VISAA very much likes and believes in the VBCA sport specific model to educate and support coaches and may well consider such associations for other private high school sports.”

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) formed in 1913 and is the principal sanctioning organization for interscholastic athletic competition among public high schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VHSL first sponsored debate and continues to sponsor state championships in several academic activities. The Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) was founded in 1997 as an organization that would unify Independent school athletics and provide quality championship events to member schools throughout the state of Virginia. It has grown and emerged and now has over 95-member schools.