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Coach & AD columnist David Hoch awarded NFHS citation

August 9, 2017 / Athletic Administration
Coach & Athletic Director columnist David Hoch this summer was among 15 high school activities leaders to receive a National Federation of State High School Associations Citation.

Coach & AD columnist Dr. David Hoch speaking at a conference in 2016.

Hoch has authored our “A.D.ministration” column since 1998 and also wrote special reports on dealing with problematic parents, communicating within your athletic program, and hiring and mentoring coaches in athletic departments. His columns appear in every issue of Coach & Athletic Director.

The NFHS Citation honors individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic director and coaching professions, the officiating avocation and fine arts/performing arts programs, the NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts. Hoch received his award at the 98th annual NFHS Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.  

Eight of the 15 award winners represent NFHS-member state high school associations. Four Citation recipients represent NFHS professional organizations for officials, coaches, music leaders and speech/debate/theatre directors, and three others are being honored for their contributions to the NFHS.

The eight state association recipients are Dick Neal, retired executive director of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association; Bob Goldring, associate commissioner for operations of the Ohio High School Athletic Association; Karen DeHart, associate commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association; Tom Shafranski, assistant director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association; Stacy Schroeder, associate executive director of the Missouri State High School Activities Association; Tom Robinson, associate commissioner of the Colorado High School Activities Association; Dr. Harold Slemmer, retiring executive director of the Arizona Interscholastic Association; and Tom Welter, former executive director of the Oregon School Activities Association.

Other Citation recipients are Sharon Hughes, Official Citation recipient, volleyball official, New Jersey; Dick Katte, Coach Citation recipient, retired boys basketball coach at Denver (Colorado) Christian High School; Neil Hendriksen, Music Citation recipient, director of choral activities at Woods Cross (Utah) High School; J. Scott Baker, Speech/Debate/Theatre Citation recipient, former speech and debate coach, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Texas; Hoch, retired athletic director, contributor to High School Today magazine, Maryland; Lee Green, J.D., attorney, professor emeritus at Baker University, Kansas, contributor to High School Today magazine; Steffen Parker, music director and educator, contributor to High School Today magazine, Vermont.

Click here to read some of Hoch’s stories published by Coach & Athletic Director.


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