District Athletic Director of the Year Award

 
The candidate shall be an athletic administrator who is recognized in the community as an educational leader and who maintains athletics as an integral part of the total educational program.  The candidate shall administer an exemplary athletic program while making full use of school and community resources and involving as many students as possible.

Specifically, the candidate shall have outstanding achievements in three areas:

1.   The candidate shall have made a significant impact on the lives of students
2.   The candidate shall have used athletics as a catalyst to achieve some demonstrable progress in the social and cultural environment of the school and/or community.
3.   The candidate shall have evidence of professional involvement in the activities and affairs of state and/or national associations.

Any athletic director who meets the criteria outlined above may be selected for this award.  An athletic director shall be defined as the person who has the major responsibility for the administration of the interscholastic athletic program for a specific school or school system.

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2017 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients
  • District 1—Dean Kolpin
  • District 2—Greg Harvey, CAA
  • District 3—Bob Sanders, CAA
  • District 4—Dave Steavpack
  • District 5—Jeff Pustina
  • District 6—Jill Stobber
  • District 7—Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA - Athletic Director of the Year
2017 Athletic Director of the Year Program

2016 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients
  • District 1—Brian Miller, CMAA, Ashland
  • District 2—James Steinke, Edger
  • District 3—Cora Dillin, CAA, Necedah
  • District 4—Linda Olson, CAA, Freedom
  • District 5—Mark Kryka, CAA, Verona - Athletic Director of the Year
  • District 6—Ray Vance, Clinton
  • District 7—Dan Domach, Waukesha South
2016 Athletic Director of the Year Program

2015 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients
  • District 1-James Sekel, CAA, Cadott
  • District 2-Glenda Smith, Tigerton
  • District 3-Scott King, De Soto
  • District 4-Jim McClowry, CMAA, Appleton West - Athletic Director of the Year
  • District 5-Vickie Dahl, CAA, Mineral Point
  • District 6-Phil Kamrath, Pardeeville
  • District 7-Steve Knecht, CAA, Kenosha
2015 Athletic Directors of the Year Program

2014 District Athletic Director of the Year Award Winners

  • District 1-Renee Chapek, Amery – Athletic Director of the Year
  • District 2-Jeff Kneser, Northland
  • District 3-Steve Hole, LaCrosse Logan
  • District 4-Mike Slagle, Plymouth
  • District 5-Chris Zwettler, Edgewood High School of Sacred Heart
  • District 6-Len Collyard, CAA, Kettle Moraine Lutheran
  • District 7-Greg Lampe, Oak Creek 

2013 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients

  • District 1-Ray Kosey, Superior
  • District 2-Stephanie Hauser, CAA, Stevens Point
  • District 3-Ted Knutson, Aquinas
  • District 4-Mark Zahn, CMAA, Seymour
  • District 5-Eric Briehl, River Valley
  • District 6-Jeff Thomas, Laconia
  • District 7-Jay Hammes, CMAA, Racine Horlick – Athletic Director of the Year

2012 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients

  • District 1-Mike Holmes, Turtle Lake
  • District 2-Tom Kislow, Antigo (posthumously)
  • District 3-Bryan Yager, CAA, Reedsburg
  • District 4-Pete Kittle, Brillion
  • District 5-Jim Prochaska, Fennimore
  • District 6-Signe Schecher, Mayville
  • District 7-Todd Sobrilsky, CMAA, Brookfield Central – Athletic Director of the Year

2011 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients

  • District 1-John Ranallo, Cumberland
  • District 2-Jack Culhane, Marathon
  • District 3-Mark Kopplin, New Lisbon
  • District 4-Corey Baumgartner, Kaukauna
  • District 5-Mike McHugh, DeForest
  • District 6-Kris Allison, Westosha Central
  • District 7-Scott Lindgren, CMAA, Kenosha Unified – Athletic Director of the Year
2010 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients
  • District 1-Brad Nemec, CAA, Sommerset – Athletic Director of the Year
  • District 2-Susan Kaltenberg Neumann, Shiocton (posthumously)
  • District 3-Terry Allen, CAA, Regis
  • District 4-Kathy Bates, CMAA, Xavier
  • District 5-Lois Peart, Iowa-Grant
  • District 6-Leonard Collyard, CAA, Kettle Moraine Lutheran
  • District 7-Jeff Sitz, CMAA, Wisconsin Lutheran
2009 Athletic Director of the Year Recipients
  • District 1-Wade Labecki, Baldwin-Woodville
  • District 2-Dr. Guy Otte, Mosinee
  • District 3-Joe Beran, CAA, LaCrosse Central – Athletic Director of the Year
  • District 4-Otis Chambers, Bay Port
  • District 5-Jim McClowry, CAA, Sun Prairie
  • District 6-Mike Neary, CAA, Edgerton
  • District 7-Jim Liska, CAA, Nicolet

 

 



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