2016 – 2017 THSADA Awards Committee 
Randy Cretors-Chair-Harlingen CISD
Todd Vesely-Ector County ISD/Rodney Saveat-Beaumont ISD/Russ Reeves-Rockwall ISD/Joe Barnett-Retired

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Regional Athletic Administrator of the Year

Presented on an annual basis to THSADA members in recognition of their dedicated service, leadership, and special contributions to their local and regional levels of interscholastic athletic administration

  • Current member in good standing of THSADA
  • Athletic Administrator and THSADA member for at least five (5) years
  • Demonstrated contributions to local, conference and/or regional interscholastic athletics
  • Once a person becomes inactive in interscholastic athletics, the Awards Committee may still consider the name for the following year.

Deadline: March 1st – Approved by vote of Region Members, submitted at State Conference Board meeting. Nominations will be held current for three years.  Nomination sent to THSADA Office/or Awards Chair.
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Kelly Reeves State Award of Merit

Presented to an Athletic Director who is presently a member in good standing of both the THSADA and NIAAA; must have demonstrated long-term contributions, leadership and meritorious service to their profession of interscholastic athletics at the State and/or National level

  • Current member THSADA and NIAAA
  • Ten (10) years of athletic administrative service in Texas
  • Time, effort, commitment to athletic administration and to the THSADA and/or NIAAA
  • Demonstrated leadership in athletic administration.

Deadline: March 1st – Approved at State Conference Board Mtg. Nominations will be held current for three years.  Nominations sent to THSADA Office/or Awards Chair.
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NIAAA Distinguished Service Award

Presented annually to an individual in the field of interscholastic athletic administration who has, over the years, demonstrated a service to the high school athletes of the state and/or THSADA.

  • Open nomination to any person who has given their time, effort and commitment to Texas High School athletics and the student participants.

Deadline: March 1st – Approved at State Conference Board Mtg. Nominations will be held current for three years.  Nominations sent to THSADA Office/or Awards Chair.
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NFHS Citation

Presented to athletic administrators who have made significant contributions to the NFHS and/or other national organizations which have impacted high school activities.
Among the factors which are considered:

  • Individual has a long-standing and distinguished record of involvement with high school activities programs at the local and state levels.
  • Individual is recognized as among the best in their profession by their colleagues.

Deadline: March 1st – Approved at State Conference Board Mtg. Nominations will be held current for three years.  Nominations sent to THSADA Office/or Awards Chair.
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Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award

Guidelines for the Awards Committee:

  1. The nominee selected should be a member in good standing of the NIAAA and have earned at least the CAA designation.
  2. Each section (section 6) shall be allowed one nominee per year.
  3. A nominee’s contributions to professional development should be detailed on the next page of this form.
  4. This nomination form must be type written and in the hands of your section Board representative at least one week prior to your spring section meeting (April)

Deadline: March 1st – Approved at State Conference Board Mtg. Nominations will be held current for three years.  Nominations sent to THSADA Office/or Awards Chair – will forward to Section representative.
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Joe Bill Fox Distinguished Service Award

The Joe Bill Fox Distinguished Service Awards is a unique recognition of individuals who have served the THSADA in truly outstanding fashion.  Recipients of this award will have provided a broad spectrum of service to the THSADA and have worked to have improved athletic administrator efficiency and success.  Open nomination to any person who has made contributions that have made the job of athletic director that much easier and is greatly appreciated.

Deadline: March 1st – Approved at State Conference Board Mtg.  Nominations will be held current for three years.  Nominations sent to THSADA Office/or Awards Chair.
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PBK Sports-THSADA Athletic Director of the Year

The THSADA President is selected to receive this award at the end of his term of service.  A recommendation will be made by the THSADA Awards Committee and approval will be made by the Board of Directors at the State Conference.
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PBK Sports-THSADA Hall of Honor Inductees

Nominated by the THSADA Membership.  Awards Committee will present nominees to the Board of Directors who will approve candidates at the THSADA State Conference.

Criteria: In recognition of outstanding service to the THSADA and athletic administration in the State of Texas. Must have served as an athletic administrator in the State of Texas at least ten years and be a member of THSADA.

Deadline:  March 1st – Nominations will be approved by the Board at the State Conference.  Nominations will be kept active for a period of three years.  Nominees sent to the THSADA Office/or Awards Chair.
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THSADA Recognition Awards – presented at General Session in July at THSCA

Outgoing Regional Director Recognition

THSADA Office will identify those Regional Directors leaving the THSADA Board of Directors after fulfilling their years of service on the Board of Directors will be recognized for their contributions as a member of this group.

THSADA Retirees

Regional Directors will identify those individuals that have been members of the THSADA for at least ten years.

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