Female Scholarship Finalists
  • Sophia D’Oliveria – Dawson County HS
  • Ashley Edwards – Ola HS
  • Anniston Johnson – Bacon County HS
  • Emily Little – Marist School
  • Hailey Reed – Union Grove HS
  • Sara Spivey – Archer HS
Female Scholarship Award Winner
  • Hailey Reed – Union Grove HS
Male Scholarship Finalists
  • Chad Cobb _ Union Grove HS
  • Nathan Grayson – Ola HS
  • Barrett Ford – Woodland-Stockbridge HS
  • Trey Messer – Archer HS
  • JT Termini – Marist School
  • Andrew Villiger – McIntosh HS
Male Scholarship Award Winner
  • JT Termini – Marist School
NIAA Advanced Certifications

We would like to recognize athletic directors who have received advanced certifications through the NIAAA:

RAA

  • Ashley Lott
  • Daryl Brooks

CAA

  • Justin Jackson-Brownless
  • Chad Suddeth
Athletic Director of the Year

The highest award the GADA presents every year is the State of Georgia Athletic Director of the Year Award. It is my pleasure to announce the 2019-2020 GADA Athletic Director of the Year:

  • Kevin Petroski
2020 GADA Award Winners

Each year the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators in cooperation with the GADA selects a NIAAA State Award of Merit winner. In addition, the GADA board also selects a state winner for each of the NIAAA national awards. The state winner for each award automatically becomes the Georgia nominee for the national awards. We would like to recognize the GADA state winners for each award.

  • NIAAA State Award of Merit: Kandice Mitchell – Atlanta Public Schools
  • NIAAA Distinguished Service Award Nominee: Josh Mathews – Pope High School
  • NFHS Citation Award Nominee: Curt Miller – Henry County Schools
  • Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award Nominee: Curt Miller – Henry County Schools
  • NIAAA Hall of Fame Nominee: Bob Ward – Retired
Learn More About The Bob Stinchcomb Award
Classification ADs of the Year

For each of the six classification, and overall AD of the year is selected. At this time, we would like to recognize the overall ADs of the year for each classification. They are as follows:

  • Class A: Buddy Nobles – Irwin County HS
  • Class 2A: Barry Williams – Rockmart HS
  • Class 3A: Nick Jenkins – Lumpkin County HS
  • Class 4A: Jeff Clayton – Laurens County HS
  • Class 5A: Reginald Curry – Maynard Jackson HS
  • Class 6A: Matt McDonald – Lanier HS
  • Class 7A: Kirk Barton – Norcross HS

Congratulations to all of you. You are an outstanding group of leaders and we are pleased that your peers have chosen to recognize your commitment to Georgia Athletics.

Regional AD Winners

Class 1A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Deshon Brock – Mitchell County HS
  • Region 2: Buddy Nobles – Irwin County HS
  • Region 3: Don Norton – Johnson County HS
  • Region 4: David Daniell – Hawkinsville HS
  • Region 5: Chris Hanson – Trinity Christian School
  • Region 6: Chad Jordan – Christian Heritage
  • Region 7: Keith Hatcher – Mount de Sales Academy
  • Region 8: Kevin Petroski – Athens Academy

Class 2A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Doug Nix – Berrien County HS
  • Region 2: Charles ‘Chuck’ Reid – Vidalia HS
  • Region 3: Jeff Clayton – East Laurens HS
  • Region 4: Myron Newton – Butler HS
  • Region 5: Scotty Ward – Temple HS
  • Region 6: Rodney Cofield – Douglass HS
  • Region 7: Rodney Williams – Rockmart HS
  • Region 8: Paul Stokes – Putnam County HS

Class 3A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Jimmy Hughes – Crisp County HS
  • Region 2: Brandon Jernigan – Pierce County HS
  • Region 3: Jeb Stewart – Jenkins HS
  • Region 4: James Stanford – Pike County HS
  • Region 5: Charlyce Henderson – Redan HS
  • Region 6: Meredith Barnhill – Adairsville HS
  • Region 7: Nick Jenkins – Lumpkin County HS
  • Region 8: Shawn Lindsey – East Jackson HS

Class 4A Region Winners

  • Region 1: James Coleman Price – Americus-Sumter HS
  • Region 2: Jeff Clayton – West Laurens HS
  • Region 3: Wade Marchman – Burke County HS
  • Region 4: William Gordon – Hampton HS
  • Region 4: Darius Smiley – Central Carrolton HS
  • Region 5: Mark Lentych – Southeast Whitfield HS
  • Region 6: Craig Turner – White County HS
  • Region 7: Michael Dowis – North Oconee HS
  • Region 8: Sam Holland – Thomas County Central HS

Class 5A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Sam Holland – Thomas County HS
  • Region 2: Jeff Faith – South Effingham HS
  • Region 3: Bill Stikes – Fayette Co HS
  • Region 4: Dion Stokes – Woodland-Stockbridge HS
  • Region 5: Eric Keddo – Miller Grove HS
  • Region 6: Reginald Curry – Maynard Jackson HS
  • Region 7: Brad Thomason – East Paulding HS
  • Region 8: Brad Bolemon – Loganville HS

Class 6A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Ryan Crawford – Houston County HS
  • Region 2: Steve Waters – Glynn County Schools
  • Region 3: Jody Hilley – Lakeside-Evans HS
  • Region 4: Dwayne Davis – Mundy’s Mill HS
  • Region 5: Mekia Troy – Creekside HS
  • Region 6: Amie Howard – Allatoona HS
  • Region 7: JJ Hicks – Chattahoochee HS
  • Region 8: Matt McDonald – Lanier HS

Class 7A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Welton Coffey – Camden County HS
  • Region 2: Jeff Huston – Campbell HS
  • Region 3: Matt Williams – North Cobb HS
  • Region 4: Chris Bennett – Woodstock HS
  • Region 5: Scott Tilden – North Forsyth HS
  • Region 6: Matt Champitto – North Gwinnett HS
  • Region 7: Kirk Baron – Norcross HS
  • Region 8: Robert Wilson – Shiloh HS
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