The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recently recognized Jellico High School assistant boys’ basketball coach Vic King for his 15 years of service to the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association.
Coach King has served on the TMSAA Committee, which sets the rules and regulations of member schools. He also serves as the TMSAA playoff coordinator for all sports, basketball being the largest with over 100 schools in East Tennessee taking part.
As TMSAA Coordinator, Coach King is credited with organizing the district, area and sectional set-up that provided for the largest and most profitable tournament this past season in the history of the organization.
All proceeds of the TMSAA playoffs are divided among participating schools, and none is passed along to TSSAA, as is the case in high school play. Recently, the TMSAA elected to experiment with three classifications for basketball, where Coach King chaired the committee. The process took over a year to develop, but the new format has proven to be the model for Middle Tennessee.
As a result, West Tennessee is seriously looking into the possibility of going to the three-classification system.
During the TSSAA Athletic Directors Conference in Murfreesboro, Coach King was honored and recognized for his 15 years of service and also for having perfect attendance at all TMSAA meetings and conferences.