The LHSAA Executive Committee has a special meeting this afternoon where the only item on the agenda is to discuss the comments made by executive director Eddie Bonine that referred to the LHSAA as a “proverbial dumpster fire.” Executive committee member and Doyle High School Principal Tommy Hodges says they'll discuss the controversial statement by Bonine in a report submitted to the NFHS.
“I think it was an insult to the schools in the state and the athletes in the state.”
Hodges says to his knowledge they will not seek to buy out Bonine’s contract and was shocked by media reports that suggested this is the reason for today’s meeting. He says the objective is really to clear the air.
“We need to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again. However we have to do that, we need to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.”
Bonine signed on to be the LHSAA’s executive director last year. Hodges says he honestly does not see the LHSAA buying Bonine’s contract out.
“I had people all across the state calling and asking me about that and I just don’t think that’s the intent going in, in any way, shape, form, or fashion.”