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Cooper recognized at NFHS summer meeting

The NFHS honors a select few each year for their unwavering dedication and lomg-lasting contributions to the world of high school sports and activities. Among this year’s winners recognized July 1 at the annual NFHS Summer Luncheon was longtime MHSAA official Harold Cooper of Jackson. To simply call “Coop” grateful …

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2016-17 Officials Fees

It is strongly recommended that the timer and scorer in all sports be competent adults. Each official must attend a clinic in the sport for which he is registered. A school will be fined $100.00 if the head coach does not attend a state rules meeting or complete the online …

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Requirements to become an official

Any person 18 years of age or over and a high school graduate may apply for registration as an MHSAA Official with a local association. The application shall include references and payment of registration fees for one season. Membership may be renewed by payment of the annual registration fee, with …

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New officials responsibilities

Attend at least five of seven local meetings. Make time to work a minimum of 6 sub-varsity game dates. Accept constructive criticism. Ask questions. Find out who the experienced officials are that live near you and ask them to help you. Go to games and watch the officials, not the …

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NFHS to honor longtime leader in Mississippi officiating

Harold Cooper of Jackson has been honored by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for his more than 40 years of dedication and service as a high school game official for football, basketball and baseball. Mr. Cooper, 68, is the recipient for this year’s Official Citation by …

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