The BHS Athletic Department and Barberton HS hosted their first ever College Atheltic Recruiting Night with Dynamite Sports and guest speaker Frank Dorazio (see bio below) on Monday, October 8, 2018 in the BHS Theater. The seminar helped our parents to become more knowledgeable about athletic scholarships and the recruiting process. Everything was covered from NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and Junior College Information. ACT and SAT information along with scholarships and grants to help offset the cost of a college education was covered. After the presentation, families and student-athletes stayed after to get their individual questions answered.
The first ever presentation at BHS, which was free, had 34 student-athletes and families attend which, according to Mr. Dorazio, having 25 – 35 is considered a great night. Thank you to those that attended along with our guidance counselors, principals and coaches who helped get the word out.
This will be an event that we plan to host every other year.
Frank lives in Lorain, Ohio, and is a graduate of Ohio State University where he was a staff member of the 1985 Ohio State Rose Bowl team. Frank has over 25 years of experience working with major intercollegiate athletic programs, professional sports, and has been heavily involved in player evaluations and the recruiting process. Frank spent 3 years at the University of Southern California, 9 years at Purdue University, and 2 years at Kent State. His roles included recruiting coordinator, director of operations and NCAA compliance coordinator. He also worked with the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians organizations. He spent the last nine years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a college scout and in 2002 he was a member of Buccaneers first Super Bowl championship team. Frank played a role in the recruiting process of current NFL players Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Troy Polamalu and former NFL star Mike Alstott. He has scouted over 10,000 high school and college prospects nationwide and has worked with many coaches including Jim Tressel, Tony Dungy, John Gruden, Mike Tomlin, Pete Carroll, Joe Tiller and Earle Bruce.