Posted on February 15, 2012
The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) honors 3 groups of people each year. The NHSCA selects the National High School Coach and Senior Athlete of the Year in 22 boys and girls sports. The NHSCA also honors professional career successes of former athletes. In 2010, the inductees into the Hall of Achievement were Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the House and Phil Richards, CEO of North Star Resource Group. The High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum will serve as a home for these 3 groups of people that total more than 500 inductees.
The NHSCA will host a celebrity dinner that will honor the new inductees into the High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum. Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes will present the Jaime Award to the Coach and Athlete of the Year for the sport they played in high school. The acronym stands for Just Athletics Isn’t Meaningful Enough.
The inductees are not selected solely on their athletic achievements. The selection is based on the over all good character of the person. The committee looks for people that will serve as good roles models for today’s youth as well as tomorrow’s champions. It is important that coaches receive the message that the winning at all cost mentality will disqualify you as a nomination for the High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum.
The museum will also serve as the home for the 20,000 high schools in the country to honor their outstanding coaches and athletes throughout the years.
The NHSCA is partnering with the City of Easton to make the museum a reality. The city agreed to pay for the construction of the building’s shell that will also include an elevator and restrooms. The NHSCA is responsible for the cost in developing the museum with all the amenities.
There will also be a 350 car parking garage constructed at the rear of the building. The NHSCA will provide a budget to manage, market, and maintain the museum after it is constructed.
This 45,000 square foot 35 million dollar building will be state of the art and done in museum quality. First floor will have a welcome lobby, restaurant with outdoor dining, retail shops, and a bus depot. Second floor will be an interactive museum that will have memorabilia as well as several wings. The museum will feature videos and have individual sport entrances. 50 Year History of High School Sports will also be featured. A video library that has more than 30,000 high school games will also be featured in the museum. Before they were pros, hometown rivalries, and funniest moments are just a few of the topics that will be included in the library. Exhibits, kiosks, and bricks are located throughout the building.
A Hologram Orientation Theater will feature famous past athletes and coaches that have made a profound impact on society in addition to their extraordinary athletic achievements. They will be sitting around a table discussing how important it is to see your athletic achievements as a responsibility to be a good role model and inspire people to be contributors to society far beyond the athletic arena.
The Hall of Achievement will feature former high school athletes that have achieved the highest level of success in their professional careers. The Education Wing will educate coaches and athletes in an entertaining way. It will also feature Professional Development, Coach Certification, as well as the coaches and athletes that excelled in the academic arena. The Good Character and Leadership Wing will feature a Character and Leadership Certification in addition to all the coaches and athletes that made substantial contributions to school and community service.
Exhibits and programs will be implemented so visitors will see the humanitarian efforts of our inductees and go away with these messages: Sports teach us skills and values that last a lifetime. Everyone has the potential to be a humanitarian. It is important to be positive role models. There is good in sport. Being a champion is also important away from sports activity. The theme of the museum and the message that will ring loud and clear with anyone that visits the museum is that being a good role model for all to emulate is what is being honored at the museum.
NHSCA also selects the top 100 High School Academic All Americans in the country and they will be honored as well.
Naming Rights for the Museum is $250,000 / year for a 10 year commitment