I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve as your GADA President this year. I had the blessing to serve as the GADA President in 2006 and to be able to repeat is a privilege. I am actually pinch hitting for Terrence Haywood who had an opportunity to step into the role as a Principal before having the opportunity to serve as the GADA President.
Congratulations to all of our region and classification winners of the Regions GADA Directors Cup for 2015. With that said, the summer is coming to a close and I know many of you are getting ready to start a new year. Players and coaches around our state are getting ready to compete on all levels. Yes, that means physicals, eligibility forms, concussions forms, along with parent meetings and staff meetings are right around the corner. You can feel the excitement in the air as you drive on campus! I am praying for a successful school year for each of you as we work to make a difference in the lives of our coaches and players on a daily basis.
Please mark your calendars for the GADA Spring Conference in Savannah which will be held at the Hilton Desoto Hotel, March 12-15, 2016. The Conference is earlier this year due to a combination of events taking place including Easter Sunday, Spring breaks, and St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah. Work has begun over the summer to update the current GADA Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. A special thanks to Ruth Donahoo, GADA 1st Vice President, for heading up the committee that will be responsible for creating our vision as we move forward. The strategic plan will be presented at the state conference in March.
Again, I look forward to serving as your President for 2015-2016. Go GADA!
Athletic Director - Marist
The Georgia Athletic Directors Association is proud to provide a new nonprofit service to assist families in being properly educated about the athletic collegiate recruiting process. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Recruiting Education Foundation Inc. is providing the GADA with free recruiting webinars for Georgia high school athletes and their families.