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Assistant commissioner promoted to lead IHSAA

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A longtime assistant commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association has been named the organization's new leader.

The IHSAA announced Friday that Bobby Cox would replace Blake Ress as commissioner in February when Ress retires after 10-1/2 years in the position.

The 53-year-old Cox has been an assistant commissioner since 2000. He previously was a teacher, coach and athletic director in the Carmel school district for 21 years.

Cox calls high school sports the glue of Indiana's communities and says that needs to be celebrated.

Cox has overseen football, boys golf, boys and girls track and field and wrestling for the IHSAA.

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  • Competiton is the Key for the U.S. and Indiana
    OK, with new leadership, lets get on with becoming more competitive as a state. So, lets discontinue the silliness of giving trophies for participation, including the segregation and ceremonies associated with the tournament classes, and not allowing each school to see who really is the best.

    Small employers all have to compete with the larger employers when it comes to the world of work, so why do we not welcome the competition at the school level as a fundamental part of our education?

    And what student who is competitive does not want to compete with the best, regardless of class? Regardless of what other states do, it is an indictment of our "soft culture", that we do not have the will to compete as we once did.

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