Welcome Message from GADA President Nathan Turner

Welcome to the Georgia Athletic Directors Association Web Site!

The GADA is committed to supporting Georgia’s Athletic Directors by providing training and service while introducing the philosophy of educational athletic that focuses on the role of the NIAAA, the NFHS, the GHSA and the GACA.

Our mission is to assist Georgia’s Athletic Directors and coaches with their essential efforts of developing student-athletes both in and out of the classroom, nurturing student-athletes to become productive citizens in our society, and preparing student-athletes for a brighter future.

Please take the opportunity to learn more about us and to consider joining GADA by clicking the button below.

Meet Our Past Presidents
Board Appointed
wdt_ID Order Position Name
1 1 Executive Director Joe Sanfillippo
2 2 Assistant Executive Director Jeff Beggs
3 3 Executive Liaison Carter Wilson
Order Position Name
Board of Directors
wdt_ID Order Position Name School System Cycle
1 1 President Nathan Turner Forsyth County Schools 2018 - 2019
2 2 VP Jasper Jewell Atlanta Public Schools 2018 - 2019
3 3 Past President Dexter Wood Buford City Schools 2018 - 2019
4 4 Administrative Chair Tommy Marshall Marist School 2019 - 2020
5 5 Awards Committee Mike Vena Whitewater HS 2019 - 2020
6 6 Communication & Technology Dr. Curt Miller Henry Co. Schools 2018 - 2019
7 7 Education Committee Chair Dawn Odom St. Vincent’s Academy 2019 - 2020
8 8 Membership Committee Maurice Freeman Brooks Co. 2019 - 2020
9 9 Conference Committee Chair Mike Phillips Gwinnett Co. School 2017 - 2018
10 10 Retired Committee Chair Charles Turner (Ret.) Clarke County School 2018 - 2019
Order Position Name School System Cycle
Liaisons to Board of Directors
wdt_ID Order Position Name School System
1 1 * NIAAA - LTI Liaison Ricky Turner Blessed Trinity Catholic
2 2 *NIAAA – LTI Liaison Kandice Mitchell Atlanta Public Schools
3 3 *Conference Committee Liaison Programs / Bulletin Gary Long Mill Creek HS
4 4 *Conference Committee Savannah Coordinator / Golf Chad Griffin Calvary Day
5 5 Awards Committee / HOF Liaison Kevin Yancey Oconee Co.
6 6 Awards - Directors Cup Liaison Brian Deberry Grayson
7 7 *Membership Committee Liaison Chris Merritt Thomasville
8 8 *Comm. Committee Liaison Open till 2019
9 9 *Administrative Liaison Josh Matthews Pope HS
10 10 *Principals Rep. Steve Jones Northeast Macon HS
Order Position Name School System

*indicates will attend board meeting – but will not vote, only board members vote.

Interested In Getting Involved?

The GADA is a volunteer organization and we are always seeking interested AD’s for our numerous committees.

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