gate for a buck or two, but coaches wanting the booklet containing school/club affiliations, player contact info and SAT scores can expect to pay way more than that.
It's all perfectly legal, mind you. It's just that it may not be in the best interest of the players.
Football commitment: This summer has been a bit quieter than 2017 was, but we're beginning to see rising seniors in football make college commitments.
The latest to declare is St. Joe's offensive lineman Tyler Doty, who'll stay close to home by enrolling at the University at Buffalo in 2019.
Doty, listed at 6-foot-5 and 296 pounds, has been a two-way starter the past two seasons. He said he was also receiving heavy interest from UMass and UConn.
Doty becomes the fourth rising senior from the state to have declared for an FBS school. (See list here.)
Coach appointed: Trait Smith is the new football coach at Lockport, taking over for Matt Vermette. Smith graduated from Lockport in 1982 and has been involved in coaching football, basketball and baseball there for two decades while working as a district English Language Arts and social studies teacher.
Goshen coach dies: Goshen assistant football coach Charles "Chuck" Lappe, who previously was on the staff at Burke Catholic, died on Monday. The New York Police Department retiree was 59.
"Both school and football communities are hurting with the loss," said Burke head coach Aaron Hasbrouck, "because of all the contributions that he made for both school districts and both programs."
'Too much of a distraction': Thomas Tramaglini, the New Jersey school superintendent accused of defecating on a local high school football field and track on a daily basis, resigned last week from his $147,504-a-year job.
Tramaglini was arrested in May and charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public on the Holmdel High School campus. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 13.
"Based on events unrelated to his service for Kenilworth, it has become clear to both Dr. Tramaglini and the Kenilworth Board of Education that his continued service as Superintendent of Schools has become too much of a distraction to the main mission of the district," an email sent to staff read, according to NJ.com.
Tramaglini's attorney called the accusations "falsehoods" and that he will continue to fight the charges.