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2013-14 GADA-NIAAA Dual Membership

We also ask that you fill out the online membership form found HERE

Dear Georgia Athletic Directors,

It was an awesome conference!  We had a record number of AD’s from around the state taking LTI courses.  We inducted a tremendous class into the GADA Hall of Fame. Every AD in attendance had the opportunity to take the School Safety class taught by Jay Hammes and get their School Safety National Certification. Dr. Ralph Swearngin was our Keynote speaker and we were able to honor him for all his years of service to the Student Athletes of Georgia. We had some great workshops, a golf tournament and the annual Low Country Boil!  Mike Hodges spoke at the FCA breakfast and Gary Phillips gave his ‘State of the Union’ on Georgia High School Athletics.  A very busy couple of days but a good time was had by all.

A special shout out to all the Board Members who work so hard to plan and implement a great conference and to all the instructors, speakers and vendors who helped make this a great conference.  I enjoyed the year as President and wish Mike Singletary good luck as he takes over as our new President.

Good luck to each school as we enter the final stretch of the school year.  We still have Region and State Tournaments, Spring break, Prom and graduation on the horizon but another great year in High School athletics is coming to a close.  I wish each of you the best of luck as we complete this year and began preparations for 2014/15.

Gary Long, CMAA  
GADA President
Director of Athletics
Mill Creek High School



2014 GADA Hall of Fame Inductees

We're proud to announce the GADA 2014 Hall of Fame inductees

Mr. Johnny Seabrooks, Ms. Lynn M. Malloy, Dr. Ralph Searngin, Mr. Ed Pilcher

Please Click HERE to read more about our distinguished 2014 inductees



2014 GADA Athletic Director Awards Posted

Click HERE to see the 2014 AD Class and Region Award Winners

State Athletic Award Winner will be announced at the 2014 GADA Annual Conference.


Looking to earn your CMAA?

Click the link below to see Tommy Amaroso's (North Springs HS) CMAA project.  Thanks Tommy for providing a great example. 

Click HERE to download Tommy's CMAA project.


NIAAA Online Courses & Webinar Classes

In an effort to meet the needs of individual who desire to enhance their knowledge of interscholastic athletic administration and cannot attend the national conference or state conference, the NIAAA offers selected courses utilizing the internet through webinars. This offers the opportuinity to take Leadership Training courses from the comforts of the office or home and receive the same quality instruction, ability to ask questions and interact with peers as is provided in the classroom setting. The cost for a webinar class is $125 which includes the course manual and a certificate of completion.

It would be suggested to use a computer that is connected to the greatest bandwidth (DSL, Cable or T-1 line) which could be at your school if you do not have high speed at home. Slower speeds take longer to load pictures/power points. Students should also have a sound card, speakers and a microphone (for purposes of asking questions). A chat room is also available so students can ask questions by keystroking questions to the instructor.

The schedule for 2014: (All courses are taught in two hour sessions conducted on two consecutive weeks beginning at 7:30 pm eastern time)

501 March 25 & April 1
502 April 8 & April 15
504 March 24 & March 31
506 March 27 & April 3
508 April 10 & April 17
608 April 9 & April 16
700 March 26 & April 2
703 April 7 & April 14

Click HERE for Webinar registration form

On-Line Classes

501, 502, 504, 506 and 508 are available on-line through the University of Maine.

501 and 502 are available on-line through Ohio University.



By Jeff Beggs (CMAA, Past GADA President) has been compiling this document over the years. Appropriately titled.

Click HERE to read the document (also available for download)

11 Attributes of Effective Athletic Directors

By Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center

As all coaches know, effective athletic administrators can make your job measurably easier and a little less stressful, while poor athletic administrators can be a nightmare to work for and a big reason you leave.

Here are the top 11 attributes coaches respect in an athletic director, listed in reverse order of how frequently the qualities were mentioned in a recent survey I conducted of my newsletter readers:

Click HERE to see the rest of the story (also available for download)


Please congratulate Carter Wilson (Decatur, HS, GADA President 2009-2010) for being a part of one of the only books to be nationally published for interscholastic athletic administrators. The NIAAA has been working with the publishers for years to finalize this product. Please examine it on or at NIAAA's website.

It might be possible to have these at the conference to sell. I will check with NIAAA.

Thank you Carter for being a leader and representing Georgia so well. Nice job!

Bob Stinchcolmb
GADA President 2011-12
Darlington School

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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