2017 GADA Awards
  • State Athletic Director of the Year: Mike Vena, Whitewater High School
  • NIAAA State Award of Merit: Jasper Jewell, Atlanta Public Schools
  • NIAAA Distinguished Service Award Nominee: Ruth Donahoo, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
  • NFHS Citation Award Nominee: Nathan Turner, Forsyth County Schools
  • Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award Nominee: Gary Long, Mill Creek High School
  • NIAAA Hall of Fame Nominee: Bob Ward, Retired
Classification of the Year
  • Class A: Chad Griffin, Calvary Day
  • Class 2A: Michael Thompson, Bacon County
  • Class 3A: Adam Lindsey, Jackson County
  • Class 4A: Robert Schweizer, Troup County
  • Class 5A: Michael Santoro, Riverwood
  • Class 6A: Josh Matthews, Pope High School
  • Class 7A: Tonya Sebring, Woodstock
Regional AD Winners

Class 1A Region Winners

  • Region 1: William Huff, Terrell County
  • Region 2: Winston Peterson, Clinch County
  • Region 3: Chad Griffin, Calvary Day
  • Region 4: Dexter Copeland, Macon County
  • Region 5: Phil Roberts, Strong Rock Christian
  • Region 6: Leigh Block, Walker School
  • Region 7: Cherard Freeman, Warren County
  • Region 8: Richard Rickets, Prince Avenue Christian

Class 2A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Tim Hathcock, Berrien High School
  • Region 2: Michael Thompson, Bacon County
  • Region 3: Larry Bates, Washington County
  • Region 4: Marvin Fields, Westside-Augusta
  • Region 5: Eric Woods, Callaway
  • Region 6: Kandice Pritchett Mitchell, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Region 7: Telisa Chapman, Armuchee High School
  • Region 8: Tim Armstrong, Social Circle

Class 3A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Frank Carroll, Worth County
  • Region 2: Sean Pender, Pierce County
  • Region 3: Ashley Tremble-Hamer, Johnson-Savannah
  • Region 4: Chad Campbell, Peach County
  • Region 5: Charlycye Henderson, Redan High School
  • Region 6: Meredith Barnhill, Adairsville
  • Region 7: Billy Wells, North Hall
  • Region 8: Adam Lindsey, Jackson County

Class 4A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Morgan Ingram, Northside-Columbus
  • Region 2: Jeff Clayton, West Laurens
  • Region 3: Larry Dunn, Thomson High School
  • Region 4: Jason Harris, Henry County
  • Region 5: Robert Schweizer, Troup County
  • Region 6: Mark Lentych, Southwest Whitfield
  • Region 7: Ethan Banks, West Hall
  • Region 8: Frank Barden, Stephens County

Class 5A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Sam Holland, Thomas County Central
  • Region 2: Chad Prosser, Statesboro
  • Region 3: Mike Vena, Whitewater High School
  • Region 4: Kelli Smith, Union Grove
  • Region 5: Stephen Dennis, Columbia
  • Region 6: Michael Santoro, Riverwood
  • Region 7: Jamie Watkins, Paulding County
  • Region 8: Taylor Brooks, Walnut Grove

Class 6A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Reggie Mitchell, Valdosta
  • Region 2: Mickey Bayens, Richmond Hill
  • Region 3: Kevin Kenny, Evans High School
  • Region 4: Daniel Maehlman, Jonesboro
  • Region 5: Christopher Small, Alexander
  • Region 6: Matthew Moody, Harrison
  • Region 7: Josh Matthews, Pope High School
  • Region 8: Ralph Neeley, Apalachee

Class 7A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Rusty Smith, Tift County
  • Region 2: Chase Stroempl, Wheeler High School
  • Region 3: Don Baker, Kennesaw Mountain
  • Region 4: Tonya Sebring, Woodstock High School
  • Region 5: Dan Kaplan, Forsyth Central
  • Region 6: Wayne Smith, Mountain View
  • Region 7: Mark Whitley, Parkview High School
  • Region 8: Tim Watkins, Archer High School

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