MONTGOMERY – Hoover High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program earned the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program’s highest award, elite status, for the 2015-16 school year, according to an announcement from the NFHS Network.
The SBP program produced by Hoover High School and its instructor Jeff Lloyd was the AHSAA’s only school to receive the Elite status. Nine others earned NFHS Network Select status: Albertville, Baldwin County of Nay Minette, Boaz, Florence, Hartselle, Jacksonville, McGill-Toolen Catholic of Mobile, Prattville and Saraland high schools.
Each summer the NFHS Network recognizes schools in the School Broadcast Program that have done an outstanding job throughout the previous school year. Elite and Select schools demonstrate professional, excellent broadcasting skills while covering sports and other events at their schools. These schools distinguished themselves as leaders among the 1,500+ schools involved in the School Broadcast Program, and the NFHS Network applauds them for their continued dedication and contributions to the Network.
Florence High School’s NFHS School Broadcast Program has been a leader nationally with its quality broadcasting and was recognized in 2015 and 2016 for its excellence in broadcasting. Directed by Randy Bruce, a faculty member and coach at Florence, the student-run live-streaming broadcast network was named NFHS Network’s Best Live Sports Broadcast for both years. Florence also was a finalist for best original programming in the 2015-16 school year. Albertville High School’s Tyler May was one of three finalists for NFHS Network Teacher of the Year.
The NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program is continuing to add schools from the AHSAA with more than 40 AHSAA contests live-streamed last weekend through the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program platform.
The AHSAA applauds these schools and hope that all our schools continue to strive to produce outstanding programming for their NFHS Network SBP.
We continue to be amazed at the quality of the coverage and the talents of our student broadcasters and look forward to viewing our schools’ NFHS Network productions this school year.