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Athletic Directors: Leading the Way

By NCSHOF Staff, 09/12/17, 6:30AM EDT

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The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association (NCADA), will soon open a display in recognition of the athletic directors who have led and inspired coaches and student-athletes since 1970.

Raleigh, N.C. — Why do we do what we do, the way we do it? In North Carolina, there are 203,851 reasons why. That’s the number of student-athletes (full-time students, part-time athletes) who participated in our education-based athletic programs last year in our high schools.

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association (NCADA), will soon open a display in recognition of the athletic directors who have led and inspired coaches and student-athletes since 1970.

The NCADA display will be available outside the entrance of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (housed at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh) for one month, from October 1 through 29, 2017. The display will celebrate NCADA Athletic Administrator Month, beginning with a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 1.

Bobby Guthrie, Associate Executive Director of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame, has said, “Athletic directors are the behind-the-scenes personnel that make it happen in the world of interscholastic athletics. Determining eligibility, safety of student-athletes, field maintenance, and community involvement are just a few of the daily responsibilities of an athletic director. We are delighted to recognize the history, achievements, and importance of interscholastic athletic directors at the North Carolina Museum of History.”

The display will focus on four areas:
1. The mission of the NCADA: to take a leadership role in athletic issues to enhance the educational process for student-athletes and coaches.


2. The planning, preparation, implementation, and administration of athletic contests (e.g., eligibility, field preparation, officials, game workers, announcers, security, supervision, promotions, game administration, media release, etc.).


3. Education in the field of athletic administration and recognition of “The Best of the Best” in North Carolina and the nation.


4. The value of education-based interscholastic athletics: leadership development,communication skills, accountability, modeling appropriate behavior, respect, integrity, etc.

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association welcome everyone to see this display and to contact the NCADA for information on a rewarding career as an athletic administrator at www.ncada.net.