3. And the new MIAA boss is... Bill Gaine?
In one week’s time, we learned that Tim Tebow had signed with the Patriots and the MIAA had named Bill Gaine its new executive director. Confused about both, many asked, “Why?” In the case of Gaine, the confusion stemmed from his retirement as deputy director of the Franklin-based organization last June. Even though Gaine was still active with the MIAA, retirement generally leads to golf, not taking over management of 371 member schools and the sports they play. But Dick Neal’s retirement announcement was a bit unexpected, even though he was the longest-serving state association director in the country at 34 years. With the young blood not ready to take over, one veteran MIAA watcher said it best: “It just made sense.” Now, about Tebow . . .