Dale Ann Meeker’s multi-sport “career of firsts” at Wyoming’s Powell High School saw her compete in the Wyoming High School Activities Association’s (WHSAA) first annual girls state track meet and first unofficial girls state basketball title game. She later received the first women’s basketball scholarship offered by the University of Wyoming.
Following a hall of fame collegiate career, Meeker embarked on a remarkable 39-year coaching career that was highlighted by 15 years at the helm of the Powell girls basketball program. In that role, she was recognized as the Wyoming Class 3A Coach of the Year and was a five-time conference coach of the year. She also coached a team of all stars from Wyoming and Colorado that participated in Belgium.
Meeker’s other endeavors include 24 years as a middle school boys and girls track coach, four years as a junior varsity basketball coach, and two years as a middle school basketball coach. She also served as a member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, co-chair of the Simpson Committee (which selects Wyoming’s senior male and female athletes of the year), and is a member of the University of Wyoming Hall of Fame Selection Committee. #TitleIXat50
TITLE IX AT 50 - JAN JOHNSON
In 1979, Jan Johnson arrived in Ten Sleep, WY, a young post-college athlete looking to instill lessons with the same vigor as female coaches who fought for her opportunities. Her 30+year career included a HOF-worthy run as AD, coaching volleyball, basketball & Track, & teaching K-12 PE.
Seven years after later moving to Buffalo (WY) HS, Johnson became the school’s 1st female athletic director in '92 – a position she held for nearly 20 years. A '87 & '93 coach of the year, Johnson’s volleyball teams won a state championship & were 4-time state semifinalists.
In 2010, Johnson was recognized as the Wyoming Athletic Director of the Year, inducted into the @WYOcoaches Hall of Fame, received the @NIAAA9100 State Award of Merit, & was a finalist for the @nhsaca Athletic Director of the Year.
2021-22 ALL STATE MUSIC LISTS
The 2021-22 All State Music Lists have been released. You can view these by clicking on the link below.
The 2021-22 Official's registration site will be available July 5th, 2021. Please go to our officials department and click on the OFFICIAL'S ONLINE REGISTRATION - DRAGONFLY link. There is also a quick instructional PDF on that page to walk you through getting registered and logging in.
Coaches exams are now available on the Dragonfly Site. You must create an account on the dragonflymax.com site in order to take your coaches rules exam. Please make sure you have taken and passed the test in your sport before you coach your first contest. All head coaches are required to pass their respective tests with an 80% or higher.
The WHSAA is creating the Rules Videos offline and posting them to NFHSLearn.com. All Rules videos will be avalaible once they are created by clicking this link: WHSAA RULES VIDEOS NFHS LEARN PAGE once you have created an account and logged in.
Once you have viewed your Rules Video, you will receive a certificate stating that you completed the video. Save the PDF that it allows you to download and then you will need to upload the certificate into the Dragonfly Software. These are for Head Coaches and Officials. If you are an assistant coach, please do not upload the certificate.
The NFHS and many State Associations, including the WHSAA, support the SAT/ACT Donation Project to assist students, athletes and families with college entrance exam preparation. The SAT/ACT Donation Project has already helped over a quarter MILLION students. For more information, please click the following links:
Being a parent of a student participating in activities can be a challenge. Sometimes in attempting to support your student, it can actually have a negative impact. This short six-minute video outlines 10 steps to being a positive parent. We want your student, and you as a parent, to have a positive experience. Click the link below.
Vaping and E-Cigarettes have been an increasing health hazard to our students. This free course, offered by NFHSLearn, highlights the risks and misconceptions associated with vaping. We recommend parents and students view and discuss this current information. Click on the link below.
In a continued effort to educate our coaches, officials, parents and students, we are pleased to announce a free course dealing with the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. It is imperative that all parties involved are as educated as possible on the signs and symptoms of concussions for the safety of our students. Please click on the link below to register (if you are not a member of the NFHS Learn site, you will need to register to view the course) and take the 20 minute course. It could save a life!
As a parent of a student who participates in athletics, you make a huge difference in the quality of your child’s sport experience, as well as what is being taught and learned by our youth. Please click on the link below and take a free class being offered by the NFHS to provide information and resources to help educate you on the importance of the role of the parent in school sports. If you are not a member of the NFHS Learn site, you will need to register to view the course.
ADM FIGURES FOR THE 2020-22 RECLASSIFICATION CYCLE
The following numbers
will used for the WHSAA reclassification cycle for 2020-22.
These figures were obtained from the spring ADM's turned in (WDE600)
by each School District to the State Department of Education. The
ADM's from grades 7-10 determine the 2020-21 figure and the ADM's
from grades 6-9 determine the 2021-22 figure. The average of those
two figures will be used for classification purposes.
In order to facilitate
the disbursement of media passes for all WHSAA sponsored district,
regional, and state activities, the WHSAA will be working in conjunction
with the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters and the Wyoming Press