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Dear Georgia Athletic Directors,

I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve as your GADA President this year.  I had the blessing to serve as the GADA President in 2006 and to be able to repeat is a privilege.  I am actually pinch hitting for Terrence Haywood who had an opportunity to step into the role as a Principal before having the opportunity to serve as the GADA President.

Congratulations to all of our region and classification winners of the Regions GADA Directors Cup for 2015. With that said, the summer is coming to a close and I know many of you are getting ready to start a new year. Players and coaches around our state are getting ready to compete on all levels. Yes, that means physicals, eligibility forms, concussions forms, along with parent meetings and staff meetings are right around the corner. You can feel the excitement in the air as you drive on campus!  I am praying for a successful school year for each of you as we work to make a difference in the lives of our coaches and players on a daily basis.
Please mark your calendars for the GADA Spring Conference in Savannah which will be held at the Hilton Desoto Hotel, March 12-15, 2016.  The Conference is earlier this year due to a combination of events taking place including Easter Sunday, Spring breaks, and St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah.  Work has begun over the summer to update the current GADA Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. A special thanks to Ruth Donahoo, GADA 1st Vice President, for heading up the committee that will be responsible for creating our vision as we move forward.  The strategic plan will be presented at the state conference in March.
Again, I look forward to serving as your President for 2015-2016. Go GADA!

Best Regards,
Tommy Marshall   
GADA President
Athletic Director - Marist 

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



Head Baseball Coach (2015-16 School Year)
Location: Doughtery High School
  • Must possess a valid state teacher certification
  • Applicant must have at least three years of successful coaching experience in baseball.
  • Must have four years classroom experience.
  • Applicant must have a proven record of working well with students, parents, and educators.
  • Applicant must be a person of high integrity, excellent character, and good reputation.
  • Applicant must have the ability to organize and supervise a complete staff of coaches.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.
Reports to: Principal and Athletic Director.
Salary Range: Compensation to be established by Dougherty County Board of Education.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on September 24, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.



 The system reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.

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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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