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 are 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.