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

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2 months ago Partial scholarships for females now temporarily available at Tallahassee Community College
Update: earlier this week, Tallahassee Community College was named as one of 10 nationwide finali...
2 months ago Partial scholarships for females now temporarily available at Tallahassee Community College
To be in compliance with Title IX (which I support), TCC need to have equal numbers on our roster...
9 months ago XC rankings by time hurt kids and hurt our sport
Just a bit of clarification on my last post: When I said I only cared about times at the ARP,...
9 months ago XC rankings by time hurt kids and hurt our sport
As a former high school coach and now college coach, I'll report I don't give a rat's behind abou...
10 months ago Courses with concrete
Times don't matter in Florida cross-country until you get to the State Meet course at Apalachee R...
1 year ago Tallahassee Team Time-Trial (at ARP)
What time does this time trial start?
1 year ago Trying to contact Ryan Deak
Thanks for the help, Jason!
1 year ago Trying to contact Ryan Deak
I am trying to contact former Maclay School (Tallahassee, FL) distance standout Ryan Deak. I kno...
1 year ago State Thunderstorms
Any guesses for what the workaround will be if the storms hit tomorrow as forecast (10am - 7pm......
1 year ago Regional track meet and prom
These schedule conflicts offer a great opportunity for youngsters to weigh tough choices. Good p...
2 years ago We want TODD GRASLEY back!
Wow, Adair. That was a textbook administrative non-answer. No insight, no explanation. I s...
2 years ago What subject do you teach?
Anatomy & Physiology Exercise Physiology I'm one of the lucky ones who gets to teach what I a...
2 years 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.
2 years ago In case you missed it... direct athletics
$$$
2 years ago Girl Coaches & Nutrition
This is a topic that cries out for addressing at a FACA Clinic. As a coach of multiple athletes ...
2 years 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 ...
2 years 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 ...
2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years ago 1st time that happened
That tops my best one... Back in the day, went to a race that started/finished at the Marianna...
2 years ago Fair?
JDPSU: Caster Semenya is intersex, not transgender. There's a distinct biological difference be...
2 years ago OFFICIAL MS State Meet Running Events Performance List(s)
Fixed.
2 years 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
2 years 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...
2 years ago State Meet PV Coaching Credentials
Thanks, Doug. That's a great idea.
2 years ago State Meet PV Coaching Credentials
Both girls' and boys' pole vault will be conducted at the same time, on two separate pits, so... ...
2 years ago Uniform rule clarification
In the interest of preventing uniform DQs at next week's Region Meets, I'm looking for clarificat...
2 years ago How do I access names of my "pool of eight" for state series relays?
Dan, you nailed it.
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years 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...
2 years ago Why Direct Athletics?
Jason, thanks for the forthright response and clarification. Young athletes...this is what pro...
2 years 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...
2 years ago Maclay Mini Meet 3 2018
Yes. Send payment and I'll give you the password.
3 years ago COMPETE in 5 Meets
In my experience - when coaches have tried to get my athletes disqualified, based on the 5 meet r...
3 years 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...
3 years ago Five meet Rule
Here's what I did (necessary because I have travel soccer players on both boys' and girls' teams,...
3 years 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...
3 years ago 5 Meet Rule
Not a shame. Stupid rule. A pox on any shallow-thinking coach who scours results to get a rival...
3 years ago Is this really happening in CC???
Hey Paul, Thanks for the insight. Gotta lodge a gentle protest on your bid to separate public...
3 years 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 ...
3 years 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 (...
3 years ago Maclay Travel Soccer XC Special 2017
Herb, 4:30pm start tomorrow. Three circuits of hilly 1mi clockwise loop that starts on the gr...
3 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...
3 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...