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2024 SWOADA AWARD WINNERS

SWOADA/OIAAA Athletic Director(s) of the Year:

Presented to individuals who exemplify the highest standards of their profession and who, through their influence on the lives of young people under their direction, has made significant contributions to their school and community.

Craig Eier, Tecumseh

Jordan Shumaker, Butler

Aaron Blankenship, Fairfield

Jonas L. Smith, Trotwood-Madison

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SWOADA Middle School Athletic Director of the Year:

Presented to a Middle School (7-8) Athletic Director in recognition of service, leadership and involvement with interscholastic athletics at the local and district levels. The recipient of this award must be assigned the leadership of a 7-8 athletic program as their primary responsibility. ADs who serve as high school AD and 7-8 are not eligible for this award.

Barb Roberts, Troy

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SWOADA/OIAAA Distinguished Service Award:

This award is presented to an association member each year in recognition of their length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to athletic administration at the local, state and national levels. Each District is permitted, but not required to nominate one worthy individual from their organization, and the Executive Committee will choose one nominee to be honored. This nomination is forwarded to OIAAA and ultimately to NIAAA for consideration. The Executive Board will place names on the ballots from those that were nominated that fit the criteria.

 

Tom Nerl, Mariemont

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SWOADA Jim Rolfes Professional Development Award:

Presented to a recipient who most possesses and has contributed to the vision of Professional Development – the legacy of Jim Rolfes, who led the professional development of SWOADA for many years.

 

Micah Harding, Northmont

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SWOADA Horizon Award:

Presented to an active athletic administrator who has demonstrated, within their first 5 years, signs of involvement which have made a difference in their school or conference.

 

Aaron Blankenship, Fairfield

Justin Beck, Ross

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SWOADA/NFHS Citation Award:

Presented to an individual associated with categories of professionals who have made significant contributions to the NFHS and/or other organizations that have impacted high school activities. Also in recognition of exceptional time, effort, and energy devoted to athletics in the Southwest District.

 

Doug Foote, New Richmond

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SWOADA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award (SEI):

Presented to an individual who is a role model for others, exemplifies an unwavering commitment to good sportsmanship, reflects a high level of ethics and integrity and teaches positive values by words and deed.

Josh Hardin, Cincinnati Public Schools

SWOADA Hall of Fame:

Induction into the Hall of Fame for exceptional service in Athletic Administration. This honor is bestowed upon an active or retired athletic administrator in recognition of their special accomplishments and contributions.

Matt Shomper

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SWOADA/NIAA Award of Merit:

Induction into the Hall of Fame for exceptional service in Athletic Administration. This honor is bestowed upon an active or retired athletic administrator in recognition of their special accomplishments and contributions.

Jordan Shumaker, Butler

SWOADA Meritorious Service Award:

Presented in recognition of special contributions, leadership and service to interscholastic athletics in the Southwest District and the recipients league and their community.

Jordan Shumaker, Butler

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