At Knox Central High School, there is more to coaching than just team practice and winning games. As teachers and staff prepared classrooms for back to school, coaches for Knox Central prepared for the year ahead with common expectations set for all athletic programs.
The coaches clinic is a collaborative effort of school principal Jeff Frost and Panther athletic director Jeff Canady. Two years ago, Frost and Canady realized the need to have all the coaches come together to hear a common message about athletics at Knox Central High School and discuss the expectations upon all coaches. This year is even more important, explained Frost, as students can earn physical education credit by participating in the extracurricular activities.
Frost explained that any student who plays in a KHSAA sanctioned sport, marching band, and JROTC are eligible for the Performance Based PE credit. The policy has been approved by the school’s decision making council and will be implemented this school year.
“Student athletes put in many long hours and work really hard, so they should have this opportunity to earn their PE credit in this manner.” Frost says, “Hopefully this will get even more students to participate in one of our many sports!”
In addition to explaining the new opportunity to earn school credit, coaches reviewed the student athlete code of conduct and received updates from athletic trainers on new procedures for treatment of student athletes.
“Our teams are looking forward to another year of success,” said Canady. “We encourage everyone to come cheer them on at home and at their games on the road.”