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Board Members Info
2015-2016 Officers and Board of Directors

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Tommy Marshall - President  (Marist School)
Since 1977, Tommy Marshall, CMAA, has distinguished himself as one of Georgia’s most accomplished leaders in interscholastic athletics. Marshall started his coaching career at Redan High School as a Defensive Coordinator. In 1979, Redan won the State Championship and Marshall was cited for his outstanding contribution by being named the Head Football Coach at Walton High School in 1980. During his tenure at Walton, Marshall was named Cobb County Coach of the Year in 1981, 1982, and 1983.

In 1985, Marshall joined the collegiate ranks as an assistant coach at Mars Hill College and ultimately at his alma Mater, Furman University. At Furman, Marshall coached defensive ends/specialists and special. During his time at Furman, Marshall began his career in athletic administration. He served as an Assistant Athletic Director in 1994-1995 and
as the Associate Director of the Paladin Club in 1995-1996.

On May 1, 1996, Tommy Marshall joined the staff at the Marist School as the Director of Athletics. Under Marshall’s leadership,Sports Illustrated Magazine named Marist as the #15 ranked high school athletic program in America. Marist has also been the recipient of the GADA Director’s Cup for Best Overall Athletic Program for 14 consecutive years.

As an Athletic Administrator, Marshall has been a leader at both the State and National levels. At the State level, Marshall has served on the GADA Board of Directors for 12 years. He has served as the Chairman of both the publications committee as well as the awards committee. On the National level, Marshall was elected by the national membership to serve as an at-large member on the Board of Directors for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Currently, he serves as the liaison from Georgia and is the CAA Test Administrator.

Tommy and his wife, Dana, have two children, Stacy (Phillip) and Danny (Angela). They also have four grandchildren, Kinsley, Carter, Maggie, and Holley.

Ruth Donahoo, CMAA - Vice President  (Holy Innocents')

University of Georgia, BBA
4th year at Holy Innocents' as AD, 13th year overall at Holy Innocents'.
Past roles include Head Varsity Volleyball Coach, Assistant AD

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Nathan Turner, CAA - 2nd Vice President
(North Forsyth)
Coach Nathan Turner is a graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood Ga. Nathan is a University of Georgia Alumni graduating in 1998 with a bachelors degree in Social Science Education. He has been coaching high school athletics for 16 years, he spent his first 2 years at Clarke Central High School in Athens and the past 14 seasons in Cumming in the heart of "Coal Mountain" coaching the North Forsyth Raiders.

Coach Turner has served as a teacher, football wrestling, and baseball assistant coach and head golf coach during his tenure at North Forsyth. Coach Turner currently serves as the Athletic Director over men's and women's athletics at North Forsyth, a position he has held for 4 years.

Before taking over as the full-time AD he served as the assistant AD for 5 years. Coach Turner has been a member of the GADA and NIAAA for 4 years. He has served as a GHSA Executive Committee Member for Region 6-AAAAA. He was Region 6-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012. Currently he is the Region President of Region 6-AAAAAA and a board member for the NFFTD North Fulton Forsyth Touchdown Club as well as serving as an at large representative of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.

Nathan is married to his wife Jennifer and has two awesome children Brayden and Emma Grace.

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Mike Singletary - Past President (Thomas Co. Central)

Coach Mike Singletary is a graduate of Thomas County Central, and Georgia Southern University.  Coach Singletary began his coaching career at Cairo High, and has been the head football coach and athletic director at Colquitt County High School and Sonoraville High and currently serves as athletic director for Thomas County Central and also coaches football.  Coach Singletary has been an athletic director for the past 15 years, and has been a member of the GADA for the last ten, an currently serves on the Regions Directors cup committee.  Mike has been married to his wife Teresa for 29 years and they have three children.

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Gary Long, CMAA - Past President (Mill Creek High School)

Gary received his Bachelors Degree in History in 1977 and later his Masters at North Georgia College. He then went on to receive his Specialists Degree in Education Admin. And Supervision at GA State University.

Gary current serves as Athletic Director at Mill Creek High School. And has also held that position at South Gwinnett and Meadow Creek.  Gary has been recognized as AD of the Year at the state level twice (2002 and 2009) as well as three times at the regional level (2002, 2006 and 2009)

Gary received his CAA in 1999 and went on to earn his CMAA in 2006.

Mike Carswell, CAA - Past President (Calvary Day School)

Mike received his Bachelors Degree in Education in 1981 at Bucknell University. He furthered his education at St. Lawrence University where he earned his Masters Degree in Education in 1987.

He was an Assistant AD at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1993, served as Director of Residential Life and Student Activities at the Darling School for seven years. He served as AD at Savannah Country Day School from 2000-2009 and is currently the Assistant AD at Calvary Day School.

Mike has previously been the NIAAA Liaison for the GADA, serves on the GHSA Exectutive Commity and is the Region 3A President. 

Over the years Mike has received the State (Class A) Athletic Director of the year twice and is a seven-time Region Athletic Director of the Year.

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Bob Stinchcomb, CMAA - Past President (Darlington School)

Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA) Board Member
GADA President 2011
Doctorate Candidate at the United States Sports Academy in Sports Management
Master’s Degree from Florida State University in Athletic Administration
Nationally Certified Master Athletic Administrator  (CMAA)
National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Publication
Committee Member
Leadership Training Institute Coordinator for Georgia
GADA Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast Coordinator
NAIA National Football Championship Host Committee Member
6 Nationally Published Articles in Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director, IAA,
FCA’s Sharing the Victory, and Athletic Journal
Named Region and Classification Athletic Director of the Year
13 years experience as a college football coach and athletic administrator
17 years experience as high school athletic administrator

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Jeff Beggs, CMAA -  Past President (Piedmont Academy)

Jeff attended Southwest Dekalb High School and played on the 1972 State Championship football team under Coach Dewey Alverson. He graduated from there in 1975 and attended Furman University, where he played for Art Baker and Dick Sheridan. At Furman, he played on the first team to win the Southern Conference championship in school history in 1978.

He received his BA in Health and Physical Education, Political Science from Furman in 1979. In 1985 he received his Masters of Education  Health and Physical Education from Georgia College in addition to Educational Leadership (Administration and Supervision) in  1991. From 1979-85 Jeff was an HPE teacher, Head Tennis Coach, and an Assistant coach in Football and Baseball at Newton Co. HS in Covington. From there he went to Rockdale Co. High School in Conyers as a teacher (American Gov't and Civics) and Assistant football coach, 1985.  In 1986 he went to Clarke Central High School in Athens as a teacher (Political Science/Economics) and Assistant football coach under the legendary Coach Billy Henderson. In 1987 he returned to Rockdale Co. High School to become Athletic Director and Head Football coach. In 1991 Jeff went to Winder-Barrow High School as Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant football coach under Coach Phil Jones. Jeff took over as Athletic Director and Head Football coach at Winder-Barrow in 1997. In 2000, Jeff stepped away from coaching and into the role as full time Athletic Director in addition to being an Assistant Principal. He served in this capacity until he retired from public education in 2008. Jeff came out of retirement in 2009 to work as Director of Equipment Operations at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina and then returned to coaching, teaching and athletic administration for The St. Francis School in Alpharetta, where he is developing their new football program.

Jeff holds professional certifications in teaching and Athletic Administration:
Educational Leadership Health and Physical Education
Political Science
NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) 2004
NIAAA Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA) 2006

Some of Jeff's accomplishments as a Coach and Athletic Administrator include:
Region 8-AAAA Athletic Director of the Year 2008
State AAAA Athletic Director of the Year 2008
NIAAA Award of Merit 2006
GADA Distinguished Service Award 2009
20 years as a high school football coach
18 years as a high school athletic administrator
Over 300 student-athletes in his schools have signed athletic scholarships
Raised over $4,000,000 for athletics at Winder-Barrow during his tenure as Athletic Director
Construction and completion of the athletic facilities at Winder-Barrow
Started feeder cluster youth sports programs in football and basketball in Barrow County. Served on the YMCA Board of Directors for 10 years (1997-2007).
Jeff is currently Assistant Headmaster and Director of Athletics at Piedmont Academy in Monticello Georgia.

Carter Wilson, CAA - Past President (Decatur High School)

After more than 20 years in the basketball business, Carter Wilson has come full circle with his duties as Athletic Director and Head Basketball coach at Decatur High School.

A native of Decatur, Georgia, Wilson started his coaching career at Decatur High School in 1979.  During his tenure as an assistant coach, The Bulldogs were consistently ranked as the #1 team in the State of Georgia and as high as the #2 team in the Country in the USA Today poll.  In 1983, Coach Wilson was named Head Coach at Decatur High School and was named Region Coach of the Year in 1984 and the Dekalb County Coach of the Year in 1985.

In 1985, Wilson joined the college ranks as an assistant coach at Georgia State University where he was an integral part of GSU’s rise in Division I basketball.  In 1994, Coach Wilson was named as head coach at Georgia State University where he served for 3 seasons.

After 3 seasons as the head basketball coach at Tucker High School, Wilson returned to Decatur High School in 2000 when he became the school district’s first full-time Athletic Director.

While serving as AD at City Schools of Decatur, Coach Wilson earned a CAA certification in 2007 and was named Region Athletic Director of the Year in 2004 and 2009.  Coach Wilson joined the Board of Directors of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association in 2003 and will serve as the organizations President in 2009-2010

Tim Vick, CMAA - Past President - Directors Cup (Greater Atlanta Christian)

Tim Vick graduated from Georgia Christian School near Valdosta, Georgia, in 1971.  He attended Harding University on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 1975.  He married Kim Kellar of Searcy, Arkansas in 1975 and immediately began working at Greater Atlanta Christian School.

Tim received his BA degree in Physical Education at Harding University, his M.ED at Georgia State University, his Ed. S. at The University of Alabama, and is currently pursuing his Ed. D. at The University of Alabama.  He has been teaching 9th grade Bible classes at GAC for longer than he can remember and loved it! In the Fall of 2009 he began teaching the class entitled "Becoming Men of God" for junior and senior high boys.

Tim has coached cross-country, track, tennis, and golf but spent the majority of his time as a basketball coach 20 years as head coach and 7 years as an assistant) and athletic director (26 years).  He has been named the State Athletic Director of the Year on two occasions  2005-06 and 2007-08).  In 2008-09 he served as the President of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.

Dr. Lucia Norwood, CMAA - Executive Director (Dekalb Co. Schools) (Retired)

Lucia Norwood began her career by opening a new school in Poughkeepsie, New York.  After arriving in Atlanta, she began a 36 year career with Dekalb County School System as a teacher and coach.  As a gymnastic coach, her teams won five consecutive State Championships and held national records for the most state and consecutive state championships.  In 1975 she accepted a system wide position as an athletic administrator and retired after serving 27 years.

As an athletic administrator she was responsible for initiating fast pitch softball and softball fields, state competitive cheerleading and wrote the rules for the competition, updating track and field, designing a new cross-country course, sports safety program, and established a gymnastic and cheerleading judges’ associations. Lucia served as a Track and Field Site Manager for the 1996 Olympic Games.  She was honored as Region Athletic Director of the Year, State Athletic Director of the Year and Southeastern Athletic Director of the   Year. 

During her career, she was extremely active professionally.  She served three terms on the National Federation Gymnastic Rules Writing Committee and became the first Georgian to serve on the NIAAA Board of Directors.  She chaired the 25th anniversary Committee of the NIAAA and also chaired the Financial Committee for their Strategic Planning Committee.  For her service, she received the National Federation Citation Award and the Thomas E. Fredrick Distinguished Service Award which is one of two of the highest awards given by the NIAAA.

After retiring in 2002, she became an Adjunct Professor for Ohio University and taught Master’s students online for four years. She spent a year writing Principles for Coaches for the Georgia High School Association.  She continues to teach the Principles for Coaches classes, and ASEP First Aid classes.  Lucia remains a member of the GHSA Executive and chairs the Gymnastics and Sportsmanship Committees. 

A charter member of the GADA, she was the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors and first woman President.  Currently she is honored to serve as the Executive Director.

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Joe Sanfilippo - (Co-Executive Director)

Joe Sanfilippo, CMAA, has made an impact in many organizations during his successful career in education.  Sanfilippo spent the majority of his career at Jenkins High School as a coach for baseball, soccer, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and softball.  He became the school’s athletic director in 1984 and remained there until 2006.  Currently, he is assisting the administration at White County High School.

During his 18 years as girl’s softball coach Sanfilippo enjoyed tremendous success.  He was named Georgia Guardian and Hollis Stacy Softball Coach of the Year in 1997 and Georgia Guardian Softball Coach of the Year in 1999.

Sanfilippo served as Region vice president form 2004 to 2006 and has hosted Region tournaments for basketball, tennis, track, and volleyball multiple times.  Sanfilippo also holds the position of committee chairperson on the White County High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee and developed a brochure for parents, athletes and coaches that is currently being used by the Savannah Chatham County School System.

Sanfilippo has served on the Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA) Board of Directors for 10 years and has been a member of the organization for 20 years.  He was vice president of the organization in 2006 and president in 2007.  Currently, he is serving as the GADA membership chairperson, conference golf chairperson, and NIAAA liaison.  In addition, Sanfilippo is a member of the GADA’s Retired Athletic Directors Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.

Sanfilippo is a 17-year member of the NIAAA, has participated in 16 National Athletic Directors Conferences.  The NIAAA Leadership Training Institute (LTI) instructor for the GADA, Sanfilippo was an LTI facilitator during the 2009 National Athletic Directors Conference in Dallas.

Sanfilippo served on the NIAAA Credentials Committee for 2000 to 2005 and from 2008 to present.  He was Georgia’s NIAAA delegate for the conference from 2007 to 2009.  Sanfilippo earned his CAA certification in 1994 and his CMAA in 2004.

Sanfilippo earned his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern (Kansas) College and his master’s from Florida State University.

At-Large Board of Directors

Johnny Seabrooks - Past President (GACA Representative) (Doughtery Co. Schools)

Coach Johnny Seabrooks graduated from Howard Academy in Monticello, Florida in 1969.  He attended Albany State College from 1969 – 1973 where he played linebacker under Coach Hampton Smith.  He was also on the track team for Albany State where he participated in the triple jump and long jump.  He received his B.S. in Health and Physical Education and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1973.  Coach Seabrooks received is M.ED in Education Administration and Supervision from Albany State University in 1999. 

Coach Seabrooks began his teaching/coaching career at Brooks County in Quitman, Ga.  During his tenure at Brooks County High School, he served as the defensive coordinator for the Brooks County Trojans.  In 1971, Coach Seabrooks accepted the position of Head Boys Track Coach and Defensive Coordinator for the Monroe High Tornadoes in Albany GA.  In 1993, he became the Head Boys track coach, Girls Cross Country Coach and Assistant football coach for the Dougherty High Trojans.  He also served as Athletic Director for the Trojans. 

Throughout his career as a coach and teacher, Coach Seabrooks has received numerous awards.  He was named the Region Athletic Director of the Year, Georgia Class AAA Athletic Director of the Year and Georgia Athletic Director Award of Merit. He has served on the NFHS Track and Field Rules Committee, Past State Director for the National Federation Coaches Association, State Representative for the National Association Sports Public Address Announcer and served as Moderator and Delegate at the Athletic Directors National Conference.  Coach Seabrooks is a Past President for the Georgia Athletic Directors Association, and Tournament Director for the GHSA South Sectionals Basketball Tournament.   He is the Meet Director for the GHSA Girls State Track and Field Championships, GHSA Track and Field Rules Interpreter and Head Clinician, Past Chairman for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, and Track and Field Hall of Fame Committee.  He presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Albany Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia State Games Commission and is the President of Region 1-AAA.

Coach Seabrooks became the Director of Athletics for the Dougherty County School System in 2001 and remains in that position today.

John Osborne - Principal's Rep (White Co.)

Mr. Osborne is in his 26th year as an educator.  He began his career as a teacher of moderately and severely intellectually disabled students where he earned the honor as Cedar Shoals High School and Clarke County Teacher of the Year.  He went on to be a finalist for State Teacher of the Year and was inducted into the Clarke County School District, Foundation for Excellence Hall of Fame. 

Mr. Osborne has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent during his tenure in education.  He is in his second year as principal of White County High School.  He will be overseeing the Ninth Grade Academy in addition to WCHS beginning fall 2012.

Mr. Osborne holds a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  He is married to Robin Leard Osborne, a teacher of 28 years.  They have three children.  Their oldest daughter Allie is a graduate of The Medical College of Georgia and is a practicing registered nurse in Pediatrics at Athens regional Medical Center.  Their middle son Jake will graduate from West Point in May of 2012 and will become an officer in the 82nd Airborne (Ranger).  Bailey is their youngest child and she is a freshman, active in competition cheerleading and basketball.

Peggy Johnson (Ret)- Strategic Planning Chair
After a highly successful career as a teacher, department chairperson, school athletic director, Peggy Johnson, CAA, devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy into the success of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
Until her retirement in 2012, Johnson served as a coach in softball, volleyball, swimming, tennis and track.  Her ability to tackle tough issues was clear as she moved up the ranks from school athletic director to system-wide athletic director where she was responsible for the oversight of the athletic programs for more than 35,000 students.
During her tenure as the Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Johnson approved the moving of the North-South All Star basketball games to Savannah in 2008 and the implementation of a comprehensive safety plan for the Savannah schools as Tropical Storm Hanna was bearing down on the Georgia Coast in 2008.  
Since 2004, Peggy Johnson has been a highly involved member of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.  She served as the president of the GADA in 2006, as a Georgia delegate to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association since 2009 and headed a committee that developed the current GADA Strategic Plan in 2012.
Because of her outstanding works, Johnson has been named Who’s Who among Educators, received the Horace Mann Educator Scholarship, the “Top Ten Working Women of the Year” Award, the GADA “Athletic Director of the Year”, the National Federation of State High School “Citation Award”, the NIAAA “Award of Merit”, and the Safe Routes Pace Setter Award.

J. Robert "Bob" Ward, CMAA (Westminster Schools) (Retired)

J. Robert Ward graduated from the University of Georgia in 1956, receiving his Georgia Recreation Certification. he went on to receive his Bachelor of Divinity from Southern Seminary in 1958. Continuing his education at Georgia State University by receiving his B.S. in Urban Life in 1972 and his Masters in Education in 1976.

Mr. Ward was Associate Minister at Capitol View Baptist Church and Second Ponce de Leon Baptist. He later served as 7th grade football coach, Junior high school Chaplain.  From 1972-1979 he served as JV Boys Basketball Coach and Varsity basketball Assistant Coach, taking over Boys Varsity basketball coach from 1979-1982. In 1982 he was the Director of Athletics for Westminster until he retired in 2003.

During his tenure at Westminster the program he helped build flourished. Westminster grew to 37 Girls programs, 36 Boys programs with 82 coaches. Those programs produced 139 Region/Area Championships and 73 State Championships. He developed the school's first Athletic Handbook, Coaches Handbook, added a full-time Athletic Trainer, strength and condition coach, and two certified graduate assistants. He established the Athletic Training program and Student Trainer program.

Mr. Ward also served as adviser and consultant from 1990-2000 during the completion of the renovation and addition to the multi-million dollar Turner Gym complex (5 basketball courts, indoor swimming pool, 7,000 square foot Wellness Center, 3 mat wrestling room, 4 squash courts, training room, indoor track, classrooms, locker rooms and coaching offices).

Bob is a past president of Region 5-AAA, member of the NIAAA since 1984, a charter member of the GADA, GADA awards chairman 1989-1999, current GADA rep for retired AD's, GADA Executive Committee member since 1987, GACA member since 1972 and Coaches Hall of Fame Committee member since 2001. He has also served as Atlanta Touchdown Club Secretary and Treasurer.

He has published articles in Church Recreation Magazine, The Georgia Recreator, Recreation and Leisure in Georgia, Athletes for a Better World, Teen Athlete where he serves on the editorial board.

Bob has received numerous honors and awards during his career including but not limited to Georgia's first CAA in 1988, 1991 5-AAA AD of the year, 1995 NIAAA State Award for Merit, 1997 5-AA AD of the year, 1998, 2000 NCSSAD Georgia AD of the year, 1998 Westminster Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, and more...

Phil Murphy - Superintendent's Representative (Bacon Co.)

Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Phil graduated from North Dorchester High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from nearby Salisbury University.  After graduation he taught science at Colonel Richardson High School for five years.  Following his tenure at Colonel Richardson, Murphy worked for five years with NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project.  His first three years with NASA were at the Kennedy Space Center as an Aerospace Education Specialist.  He was an Assistant Project Director of the program during his last two years at NASA.

While with NASA, Murphy met and married Sharris Murphy a teacher at Bacon County Primary School.  Wanting to live and raise his family in South Georgia, Murphy left NASA to work with the Okefenokee Regional Educational Services Agency as a Teacher Assessment Specialist for six years. In 1990 he became principal at Bacon County High School.  In July 1998 Murphy was offered the principal-ship at Appling County High School.


Murphy was principal at Appling County High School from 1998 to 2008.  Among his many accomplishments are: U.S. News and World Report Bonze Award for Best High Schools in America, AYP School of Distinction, Baxley/Appling County Chamber of Commerce Boss of the Year, State School Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Committee, and member of the Georgia Accrediting Commission Board of Directors.

Murphy is currently superintendent of Bacon County Schools in Alma

Mike Phillips, CMAA, CAA (Gwinnett County Schools)

Mike graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1979 with a Bachelor of science degree in education.  He later earned his Masters degree in Education from the University of Georgia in 1985. Mike has been in teaching and administration for over 30 years and currently holds the position of Adapted Sports Coordinator for the Gwinnett County school system.

Among Mike’s many professional accomplishments, he received  the Georgia Athletic Directors Association 2007 Athletic Director of the year for region 8, class 5A. He received his CAA in 1999 and in 2005 earned his CMAA. He has also served on the Gwinnett County Technology Advisory Committee, and the Mid-South Research Consortium.

Ed Pilcher (Berrien HS)
While best known for his accomplishments on the football field, Ed Pilcher has also distinguished himself throughout Georgia as an effective Athletic Administrator.  Pilcher started his coaching career with a successful five-year stint at Early County High School in Blakely, Georgia in 1986.  At Early County, Pilcher’s teams compiled a record of 42-17.

In 1991, Plicher accepted the position as head football coach at Thomas County Central High School where his teams made sixteen consecutive state playoff appearances.  During the first seven years of his tenure at Thomas County Central, the football team produced five state championships (1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997).

Pilcher spent five years as head football coach at Bainbridge High School where his team made three playoff appearances.  Currently, he is the head coach at Berrien County High School in Nashville, Georgia.

Off the field, Pilcher has served as the President of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia High School Association for six years.  Pilcher has been recognized with several awards including the Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Year Award and the GACA Lifetime Achievement Award.

As an Athletic Administrator, Coach Pilcher has been a member of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association for twenty-one years and served as President of the organization in 2001.  Pilcher was recognized as the Region Athletic Director of the Year four times and was named the State Athletic Director of the Year in 2004.  
Coach Pilcher and his wife of forty-four years, Lorraine, have five children and nine grandchildren.

Mike Gumbinger - Middle School Rep (Dutchtown Middle School)
Athletic Director at Dutchtown Middle School Hampton, GA. Mike is also the
PE/Health teacher. Mike graduated from Florida Bible College with a BA degree and earned his Masters degree from Concordia University (2009) in Athletic Administration and Coaching.

Gumbinger has been teaching for 28 years and has served as an Athletic Director for 26 years. Mike taught at Clayton Christian School (Morrow GA.) for 8 years. He opened Austin Road Middle School (Ellenwood, GA.) and held the AD position there for 11 years.

Currently Mike is the AD at Dutchtown Middle School. A position he has held for the past 8 years.

His coaching duties include:
Currently coaching girls volleyball and softball
High school- basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer, softball
Middle school- basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, and football

Mr. Gumbinger is a member of NIAAA, GADA and an FCA director for 11 years.

Brian DeBerry,  - At-Large (Central Gwinnett HS)
Brian received his Bachelors Degree in Health and PE from Berry College in 1999. He has since added his Masters and Specialists Degree in Administration. Brian coached Basketball and Softball at Sprayberry HS, Clarke Central HS, and Union Grove HS. In 2006 Brian became the Athletic Director at Union Grove HS and in 2009 moved to Central Gwinnett HS as the Athletic Director where he currently still holds this position. Brian was named the region AD of the year in 2008.

Chad Griffin,  - At-Large (Cavalry Day)
Chad Griffin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1998 with a BA in History and a minor in Criminal Justice, and then completed his Master’s in Education Leadership from Madison University in 2006.  Chad had the privilege to play college soccer for then Head Coach Mike Schaeffer.  Chad began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach for UNC Pembroke (1998-99), St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX (1999-2000) and then at Stetson University (2000-2002).

Coach Griffin has taught and coached at Calvary Day School in Savannah for 11 years. He currently serves as Athletic Director and Head Coach of both boys and girls varsity soccer programs.  Chad was recognized by the GADA as Region 3-A AD of the year for 2012-13.   Chad is married to Sherry Griffin and is blessed with two wonderful children Hayes and Addison Grace.

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