Female Scholarship Finalists
  • Katherine Corbett – Tallulah Falls School
  • Kendall Stephens – South Forsyth
  • Maggie Thayer – Marist School
  • Sophia Haag – Allatoona
  • Trinity Crance – Union Grove
  • Zoe Torino – Peachtree Ridge
Female Scholarship Award Winner
  • Sophia Haag – Allatoona
Male Scholarship Finalists
  • Adam Jones – Peachtree Ridge
  • Jaylen Mallett – Marist
  • Kale Corbett – Tallulah Falls School
  • Liam Lewis – Oconee County
  • Ronald Miller – Blessed Trinity
  • Skylar Taylor – Archer
Male Scholarship Award Winner
  • Kale Corbett – Tallulah Falls School
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 2020 – 2021 GADA Athletic Director of the Year:

  • Josh Mathews – Pope HS
2021 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: Tommy Marshall – Marist School
  • NIAAA Distinguished Service Award Nominee: Lamarr Glenn – South Paulding
  • NFHS Citation Award Nominee: Kelli Smith – Henry County
  • Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award Nominee: Brett Phipps – West Forsyth
  • Dr. Bob Stinchcomb Athletic Leadership Award: Jeff Beggs – GADA Executive Director
  • NIAAA Hall of Fame Nominee:
    • Jerry Cauley
    • Phil Jones Family
    • Billy Henderson Family
    • Charlie Jordan
    • Wallace Davis
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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 (Private): Mike Emery – The Paideia School
  • Class A (Public): Jason Lanham – Trion
  • Class 2A: Kevin Grooms – Northeast Macon
  • Class 3A: Timothy D. Jordan – Savannah
  • Class 4A: Henrietta George – Druid Hills
  • Class 5A: Morgan Ingram – Northside Columbus
  • Class 6A: Eddie Hood – Central Gwinnett
  • Class 7A: Brett Phipps – West Forsyth

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.

NIAA Advanced Certifications

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

  • RAA
    • Ashley Lott
    • Bryan Love
    • Daryl Brooks
    • Katie Johnson
    • Kelli Aaron
  • CMAA
    • Anthony Robinson
    • Chris Hall
    • Don Baker
    • Dwayne Carter
    • Eddie Hood
    • Josh Mathews
    • Keisha Brown
  • CAA
    • Alice Wallin
    • Don Baker
    • Kelli Smith
    • Jacqueri Cannon
    • Justina Jackson-Brownless
    • Nichole Dixon
Regional AD Winners

Class 1A – Private Region Winners

  • Region 1: Mark Farriba – Stratford School
  • Region 2: Mike Emery – The Paideia School
  • Region 3: Julia Jones – Savannah Christian
  • Region 4: Chris Hanson – Trinity Christian
  • Region 5: Andrew Tulowitzky – The Galloway School
  • Region 6: Brandon Bates – St. Francis
  • Region 7: Leigh Block – Walker School
  • Region 8: Scott Neal – Tallulah Falls Schools

Class 1A Public Region Winners

  • Region 1: Jack Harris – Terrell County
  • Region 2: Scott Ray – Lanier County
  • Region 3: Marcy Smith – Bryan County
  • Region 4: Josh Owens – Wilcox County
  • Region 5: Derek Goodroe – Marion County
  • Region 6: Jason Lanham – Trion HS
  • Region 7: Josh McClendon – Academy of Classical Education
  • Region 8: Russell Morgan – Greene County

Class 2A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Craig Storey – Early County
  • Region 2: Tommy Dailey – Vidalia
  • Region 3: Kevin Grooms – Northeast
  • Region 4: Myron Newton – Butler
  • Region 5: Scotty Ward – Temple
  • Region 6: Myss Johnson-Jeiks – KPP Atlanta Collegiate
  • Region 7: David Henson – Fannin County
  • Region 8: Dr. Brian Turner – Elbert County

Class 3A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Brandon Jernigan – Pierce County
  • Region 2: Wayne Puckett – Upson-Lee
  • Region 3: Timothy Jordan – Savannah
  • Region 4: Brian Lewis – Richmond Academy
  • Region 5: Charlyce Henderson – Redan
  • Region 6: Lee Shell – Ringgold
  • Region 7: Craig Turner – White County
  • Region 8: Jason Oliver – Franklin County

Class 4A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Scott Miller – Bainbridge
  • Region 2: Russell Scott – Jordan
  • Region 3: Brooke Whitlock – New Hampstead
  • Region 4: Jeff Clayton – West Laurens
  • Region 5: Greg Shook – McDonough
  • Region 6: Henrietta George – Druid Hills
  • Region 7: Mark Lentych – Southeast Whitfield
  • Region 8: Michael Dowis – North Oconne

Class 5A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Mark Antley – Veterans
  • Region 2: Morgan Ingram – Northside Columbus
  • Region 3: Mekia Troy – Creekside
  • Region 4: Pete Mullvain – Union Grove
  • Region 5: Todd Mooney – St. Pius X
  • Region 6: Reginald Curry – Maynard H. Jackson
  • Region 7: Ricky Turner – Blessed Trinity
  • Region 8: Dr. Brad Bolemon – Loganville

Class 6A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Jason Brett – Houston
  • Region 2: Matt Huntley – Effingham
  • Region 3: Kevin Kenny – Evans
  • Region 4: Andre Regan – North Atlanta
  • Region 5: Jason Harris – Rome
  • Region 6: Josh Mathews – Pope
  • Region 7: Lesley Broadwell – Cambridge
  • Region 8: Eddie Hood – Central Gwinnett

Class 7A Region Winners

  • Region 1: Randy McPherson – Lowndes
  • Region 2: Dr. Jeff Hutson – Campbell
  • Region 3: Craig McKinney – Marietta
  • Region 4: Nick Gast – Parkview
  • Region 5: Ben Sutter – Roswell
  • Region 6: Brett Phipps – west Forsyth
  • Region 7: Kirk Barton – Norcross
  • Region 8: Scarlett Grantham – Collins Hill
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