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Dear Georgia Athletic Directors,

 AD's, I realize most of us are making the transition from the end of fall sports to the beginning of winter sports at this time.  It has been a great fall and that means double time for most of us. This time of year creates overlap overload with facilities and your administrative personal.  I hope everybody has a great finish to the fall sports.

Also, GHSA will add the reclassification process in the near future to our calendars to navigate through for the next four years. Your role as the Athletic Director in facilitating communication between the school stakeholders will be the key ingredient.
I hope you have taken the opportunity to join the GADA for the 2015-16 school year as we work together to provide the best for our student athletes and coaches. The benefits of joint enrollment with the NIAAA are listed on our website. Also, make sure you mark your calendars for the upcoming GADA Conference in Savannah March 12-15. Keep on making a difference in the lives of our young people on a daily basis.

Best Regards,
Tommy Marshall   
GADA President
Athletic Director - Marist 


2015-16 High School Female/Male Scholarship Award

The High School Female/Male Scholarship Award will be presented to a senior who has represented his/her sport(s) in both performance and leadership. Each winner will receive a $1000.00 scholarship award.

Please complete and mail the following nomination form with one letter of recommendation attached to the form. Additional information and incomplete entries will not be considered.

The scholarship application must be returned no later than February 10, 2016.   All applications after that date will not be considered.  Nominees include one senior female athlete and one senior male athlete.

Email form to Dr. Lucia Norwood  or fax to (678) 262-3664

National Interscholastic
Athletic Administrators

The Professional Organization for Those Who:
  1. Understand the foundations of and believe in Education based Athletics
  2. Becomes key for all campus activity when the bell rings dismissing
  3. the regular school day.
  4. Serve as a mentor and model for coaches, students, school personnel and spectators.
  5. Seek best practices, sound knowledge and research, professional interpretation,
  6. keen insight and proven positions on current issues and difficult issues related
  7. to interscholastic athletics.
  8. Provide abundant and safe participation opportunities for student-athletes.
  9. Manage risk and reduce susceptibility to areas of liability.
  10. Establish a sound philosophy from which decisions are made, conduct codes
  11. are established, integrity is an expectation and leadership is developed.
A few of the many benefits provided NIAAA members include:
  • Cost savings for the national conference, Leadership Training Institute courses,
  • certification, products and services.
  • $2,000,000 liability and $2500 life insurance provisions, and reduced rate
  • on additional insurance opportunities.
  • Access to member portal for personal data and Members Only information items.
  • Selection from Leadership Training 40 course curriculum, plus 4 levels
  • of Certification.
  • Application for Student Scholarship/Essay program at national, section
  • and state levels.
  • Interscholastic Athletic Administration print and digital journal.
  • Awards Program and Hall of Fame
  • Service in various NIAAA leadership opportunities.
  • Opportunities to teach, publish, present and lead.
  • Communication via various print and technological medias




Photos from the 2015 GADA Annual Conference



Our 2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees

Dr. Tim Vick    Chuck Miller     Tommy Marshall

Click HERE to learn more about each of this year's inductees



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Membership dues update

The board of directors has implemented the following membership options in order to better serve our association and it's members.

Effective immediate dues changes are as following 


Standard Dual GADA/NIAAA Membership $140  
Includes: $1,000,000 liability insurance 
$2,500, Life Insurance  
10,000.00 accidental life insurance 24/7
Retirees Only Dual Membership $60
Working NIAAA Lifetime Membership $60 
Retired NIAAA Lifetime Membership: $30

We have updated the GADA website Membership Application page and Paypal payment options.  You may also download the applications and mail in your payment.

Click HERE to visit the GADAONLINE.NET membership page

If you have any questions regarding membership, dues, or attending the annual conference, please contact
Dr. Lucia Norwood, GADA Exec. Director
(678) 262-3664

Membership Page

The Georgia Athletic Directors Association is proud to provide a new nonprofit service to assist families in being properly educated about the athletic collegiate recruiting process. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Recruiting Education Foundation Inc. is providing the GADA with free recruiting webinars for Georgia high school athletes and their families.

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