I am looking forward to next year as our association president. I have some awfully big shoes to fill as Gary Long did an excellent job of leading our association last year. We saw membership numbers increase to record numbers; we saw more athletic directors taking LTI classes and receiving certification, and we reached out to our retired AD’s to offer them a chance to stay involved with our organization. We have a very hard working board that serves our association, and I will be leaning on their experience and leadership in the coming year.
I would also like to hear from any member if they have suggestions to improve our association or our conference. I want to take this opportunity to thank our executive director, Dr. Lucia Norwood, for the long serve she has provided the GADA, and I am looking forward to working with her also in the coming year.
The GADA is headed in the right direction: I am asking for your prayers, support, and suggestions in making the upcoming year another record breaking year for the GADA.
Athletic Director - Thomas Co Central High School
As all coaches know, effective athletic administrators can make your job measurably easier and a little less stressful, while poor athletic administrators can be a nightmare to work for and a big reason you leave.
Here are the top 11 attributes coaches respect in an athletic director, listed in reverse order of how frequently the qualities were mentioned in a recent survey I conducted of my newsletter readers:
Please congratulate Carter Wilson (Decatur, HS, GADA President 2009-2010) for being a part of one of the only books to be nationally published for interscholastic athletic administrators. The NIAAA has been working with the publishers for years to finalize this product. Please examine it on Amazon.com or at NIAAA's website.
It might be possible to have these at the conference to sell. I will check with NIAAA.
Thank you Carter for being a leader and representing Georgia so well. Nice job!
GADA President 2011-12
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.