first_imgI need a little help in determining when Senior Nights became a “thing” in all sports and activities.  We did not have Senior Nights when I played high school sports in the 50’s, nor did we have them when I was coaching in the 70’s and early 80’s.  My wife says, however, that we did have senior night for our daughter when she graduated in 1993.  This means they have popped up in the last 25-30 years.  I certainly am not opposed to them.  It is a nice honor for the participants.I know that if you are an opposing coach and a school honors more than one group in an evening, it is a bit distracting.  It also means additional before you get home.  I have no suggestion on how to speed this up.  What started out to be something you did in basketball and football has now grown in some cases to every school activity outside the classroom. This might seem a little much to some people.last_img