Mentoring Program

Mission, Structure

Mission of the Mentoring Program
To increase the longevity of athletic administrators in the state Wisconsin and reduce the rapid turnover in athletic administrator positions by providing one on one mentoring for new athletic administrators.

Structure The WADA Executive Board will govern the WADA Mentoring Program through communication from the WADA Past President.

The Past President will work closely with the Gender Representatives from each of the 7 WADA districts who will serve as Mentor Coordinators. Contact will also be made with the WIAA Liaison to the WADA Board and with Conference Representatives soliciting input on quality mentors.

The Conference Reps will identify possible mentors and new AD’s. The 7 district Mentor Coordinators will assign mentors to new athletic administrators. This structure will allow for open and efficient two-way communication.


Gender Reps/District Mentor Coordinators

There are 7 District Coordinators for the WADA Mentoring Program.

District 1:
Brain Smith

4751 County Highway F
Maple, WI  54854
(715) 363-2434
District 4:
Tim Flood, CAA
Green Bay City Wide Athletic Director

GBAPS District Office
200 South Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 448-2066
District 7:
Trent Lower
Greenfield High School

4850 South 60th Street
Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 855-2405
District 2:
Heidi Gerndt

P.O. Box 158
Suring, WI 54174
School:  (920) 842-2178 Ext. 1021
Cell:  (715) 850-1996
District 5:
Mel Dow
Stoughton High School

600 Lincoln Ave.
Stoughton, WI 53589-4868
(608) 877-5621
District 3:
Cora Dillin
Necedah High School

1801 S. Main Street
Necedah, WI 54646-7858
(608) 565-2256
District 6:
Melissa Gehring
Beaver Dam High School

500 Gould Street
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(920) 885-7520 Ext. 2176

Webmaster Contact
Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association
Eric Plitzuweit, CAA

400 McCanna Parkway, Burlington WI 53105
Phone Number: (262) 763-0200 ext 1258
WADA Mission
WADA empowers and inspires Athletic Directors to be leaders in their school communities by promoting education based athletics and providing opportunities to grow professionally.