Gary Droze

Tallahassee, FL

About Me

Education... Lake Howell High School US Air Force Academy (BS) Florida State University (MS) Accomplishments... Got Victoria Galano to marry me. PRs... Bass: 10 pounds 4 oz Speckled Seatrout: 7 pounds 2 oz Redfish (legal slot size): 8 pounds 13 oz Rainbow Trout: 5 pounds 6 oz Longnose Gar: 50 inches Mullet (cast netted): 5 pounds 5 oz

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
11 days ago lowest finish for a Florida boy or girl at the NCAA Cross Country Champioship
In 1981, Herb Wills finished 16th, almost half a mile in front of me.
1 month ago In case you missed it... direct athletics
$$$
1 month ago Girl Coaches & Nutrition
This is a topic that cries out for addressing at a FACA Clinic. As a coach of multiple athletes ...
1 month ago Consecutive trips to the state meet boys or girls
Maclay is now 23 consecutive years, for both boys and girls. I'm sure somebody has us beat by a ...
1 month ago Best Florida Cross Country Venues
I'll start the bandwagon for the Cougar Challenge in Tallahassee. Don't come if you want a nice ...
1 month ago 1A, 2A, 3A, Region 1
Can Girls' 1A Region 1 results be posted? They are not up. Meet Director Richard Fannin did a...
2 months ago Rules question for all of you knowledgeable coaches
@southforkrunning A few years back, the #16 and #17 runner from another school actually found ...
2 months ago Rules question for all of you knowledgeable coaches
Until recently, we could not run more than 7 in a district meet. The rationale for allowing 10 p...
2 months ago Sebastein river and dunedin invites relegated to a 3 mile run
District and Region and State will take care of all this freak-out over course accuracy. If you ...
2 months ago A last chance to run on the State Meet (FSU) course Oct 20
I recently got approval to host a college/high school meet at the ARP this Saturday morning. Loo...
3 months ago Plantes Ferry 10K Cross-Country Course
I'll be running USATF XC Club Nationals in December at Spokane's Plantes Ferry Sports Complex. C...
3 months ago 1st time that happened
That tops my best one... Back in the day, went to a race that started/finished at the Marianna...
6 months ago Fair?
JDPSU: Caster Semenya is intersex, not transgender. There's a distinct biological difference be...
7 months ago OFFICIAL MS State Meet Running Events Performance List(s)
Fixed.
7 months ago OFFICIAL MS State Meet Field Events Performance List(s)
My cellphone. HaHa. Thanks for the super-rapid response, Mike. I think you PRed! Gary
7 months ago OFFICIAL MS State Meet Field Events Performance List(s)
Mike, The 2018 qualifying standards indicate that 105-0 feet is the mark for boys' discus. Th...
7 months ago State Meet PV Coaching Credentials
Thanks, Doug. That's a great idea.
7 months ago State Meet PV Coaching Credentials
Both girls' and boys' pole vault will be conducted at the same time, on two separate pits, so... ...
8 months ago Uniform rule clarification
In the interest of preventing uniform DQs at next week's Region Meets, I'm looking for clarificat...
8 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Dan, you nailed it.
8 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Thanks, Ed. I have no doubt the kinks will be worked out. Bigger issue may be that more tha...
8 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Thanks, guys. I went back through my emails, undeleted my email registration confirmation from D...
8 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Doug, I was able to pull mine up until AFTER the meet. Now when I go to schedule and click on th...
8 months ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Wonder if I'm the only one who did this...? Registered my relays on DA for district, including...
8 months ago Why Direct Athletics?
Jason, thanks for the forthright response and clarification. Young athletes...this is what pro...
8 months ago Prelims in 4x100 at district if only 8 teams entered?
I should know the answer to this question asked of me by a coach in my district. My brain says s...
9 months ago Maclay Mini Meet 3 2018
Yes. Send payment and I'll give you the password.
11 months ago COMPETE in 5 Meets
In my experience - when coaches have tried to get my athletes disqualified, based on the 5 meet r...
1 year ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
JUCO/Community College XC continues to expand in Florida. Programs have recently been added in J...
1 year ago Five meet Rule
Here's what I did (necessary because I have travel soccer players on both boys' and girls' teams,...
1 year ago Is this really happening in CC???
If Citrus Park Christian had a cross-country team before this year, I could see an issue with tui...
1 year ago 5 Meet Rule
Not a shame. Stupid rule. A pox on any shallow-thinking coach who scours results to get a rival...
1 year ago Is this really happening in CC???
Hey Paul, Thanks for the insight. Gotta lodge a gentle protest on your bid to separate public...
1 year ago Is this really happening in CC???
Bottom line is that FHSAA has been made aware of it (not from me), so if this approach is deemed ...
1 year ago Coaches - Most Impressive Workout you have ever had an athlete do?
In 2000, at the Brevard Running Camp, I took Michael Joanos (Leon HS) and Ryan Deak & Matt Katz (...
1 year ago Maclay Travel Soccer XC Special 2017
Herb, 4:30pm start tomorrow. Three circuits of hilly 1mi clockwise loop that starts on the gr...
2 years ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
UPDATE: The men's XC program is a definite GO this year. I can carry 5-7 on the squad the first...
2 years ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
Thanks to all the young men who have contacted me so far. A number of very impressive candidates...
2 years ago Men's XC officially added to Tallahassee Community College
For the coaches and runners who have been inquiring over the past three weeks, it is now official...
2 years ago Seniors/Coaches:: Tallahassee Community College XC Program poised to expand
Also, here is a link to our prospective student-athlete questionnaire: http://tcceagles.com/st...
2 years ago Seniors/Coaches:: Tallahassee Community College XC Program poised to expand
The Tallahassee Community College Cross-Country program can now offer tuition waivers to 2-4 athl...
2 years ago Coaches who whine
You guys nailed it! Ditto with parents (not mine!). The ones who crowd around the timers or f...
2 years ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
...that's why State is generally not the place to expect a PR, especially if you are part of an e...
2 years ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
Beautiful stuff! The physiology explanatory geek in me prompts a few definitions... SR: Sar...
2 years ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
Wow, this thread took a pretty cool tangent. I also like how nobody - so far - is trotting out t...
2 years ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
If the sprinters are overloaded due to too many events, I would blame the coach (including myself...
2 years ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
4x400 format would be same as the other sprints are conducted: top performers from two prelim hea...
2 years ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
In a continuation of the recent trend of FHSAA track & field administration to work towards refin...
2 years ago Attention: HS senior girls who broke 22 minutes for XC 5K this year (and your coaches)
As all four schools are in the same conference (technically: Region 8), I have contact info for a...
2 years ago Attention: HS senior girls who broke 22 minutes for XC 5K this year (and your coaches)
Coach, regarding other FL community colleges, I can only say that we four who have programs are p...