March 2019
Greetings from BCAM.
Our office is very busy getting ready to award the many high school and college varsity coaches, varsity teams and varsity players on their successful seasons. If you are a head varsity coach, please nominate those who are deserving. 
If you are an "actively coaching BCAM member" please check your email spam folder if you haven't received the Mr Basketball ballot (sent out 2/27) and also look for the Miss Basketball ballot on 3/6.
The BCAM board of directors recently voted in Steve Norgrove (Rochester Stoney Creek Boys Head Coach) to be president elect starting next school year. Steve will serve for 3 years. Our board looks for those members who go above and beyond in serving BCAM. Steve has been a regional director for many years and will bring positive energy and new ideas to our board.
We broke another record for membership with 5845 members. This is the 7th year in a row we have increased in membership. We are the largest basketball coaches association in the country for the 6th consecutive year. Congratulations to our regional directors for all their hard work and a special thanks to Amy Heydenburg for all that she does for our great organization.
Best Regards,
Dan Young 
Executive Director
In this edition: 
  • BCAM Coach Spotlight: Elizabeth Grunch, Charlevoix HS
  • BCAM Award Deadlines
  • Mr/Miss Basketball Finalists
  • More Than A Game by Michael Massucci
  • MHSAA Updates
  • Basketball Officials & Coaches Communication Committee
  • The Banner: A story about Mio High School
  • Pointer of interest: Bennett gets it done with honesty
  • Recovery Strategies by Jon Sanderson
     BCAM is gearing up to give out hundreds of awards to high school and college varsity players and teams. Below is the calendar of nomination periods for each award. If you have questions about the awards--what they are or how to qualify for them, please see the article on our website devoted to this topic: If your question is not answered there, please email me and let me know. 
     ALL of the award nomination forms are online forms this year. ALL nomination forms will be found under the NOMINATION FORMS tab at the BCAM website and head varsity coaches must login to access the nomination forms. 
     Remember--- 1. The deadlines are non-negotiable 2. After EVERY nomination you make, you should receive a confirmation email. This confirmation email is important to RECEIVE and KEEP in case any question arises about your nomination later. So keep it until after the awards are announced. If you don't get a confirmation, contact me!! 
Amy Heydenburg
BCAM Administrative Assistant 
2019 Hal Schram Mr Basketball Finalists (Voting ends March 4th at 9PM)
JOE MOON, IV - Westland John Glenn HS 
CHANDLER TURNER - Detroit Renaissance HS 
2019 Mick McCabe Miss Basketball Finalists (Voting is March 6 - March 11 at 9PM)
JULIA AYRAULT - Grosse Pointe North HS 
RICKEA JACKSON - Detroit Edison PSA 
MOIRA JOINER - Saginaw Heritage HS 
More Than A Game
By Michael Massucci 
Three inspiring stories about Michigan basketball coaches and their programs doing special things for those who are suffering with cancer and also bringing awareness to mental health issues.
NFHS, state associations ask sports parents to ‘Cool It!’ 
According to a recent survey by the National Association of Sports Officials, more than 75 percent of all high school officials say “adult behavior” is the primary reason they quit.
Hospitality Room at the Boys State Finals
Doors open at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 16th. BCAM members are allowed one free guest. Any additional tickets will be $5 each. Officials are also welcome if they bring their MHSAA registration card. Please do not bring a group of players to this event. 
Basketball Officials & Coaches Communication Committee
The Best Wrong Call
By Mitch Hubbard
Athletic Director
Reading High School
The Banner
By Tim Miller
Mio, Michigan
Perhaps somewhere in Michigan a group of coaches, players, parents, teachers, and fans could copy the formula from the seventies that brought our team, school, and town so much success. 
If a coach can find a group of players that only care about one thing, and that’s winning, it can be done.
Pointer of Interest: Bennett gets it done with honesty
Grosse Pointe North, Girls' Basketball Coach
Gary Bennett
Recovery Strategies
By Jon Sanderson
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Michigan Basketball
MHSCA-Rich Tompkins
Multi-Sport Athlete Award
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