by Springfield Public Schools
Springfield Public Schools is proud to announce that Joshua Scott, director of athletics, will receive an awards citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) on Dec. 17, 2018, during their 49th annual National Athletic Directors Conference.
The NFHS is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. NFHS citations are presented annually to outstanding athletic directors in recognition of contributions to interscholastic athletics at local, state and national levels.
Scott was named director of athletics for the Springfield Public Schools in Missouri on July 1, 2018. Prior to accepting the SPS position, he served 10 years as the district athletic director of Waynesville School District, in St. Robert, Missouri.
Currently, he serves as the Ozark Conference secretary-treasurer and previously was its Expansion Team chair and By-law Revision Committee chair. During his 10 years in Waynesville, Scott led the reorganization of the district’s programs for grades 7-12, hosted a regional symposium and directed 18 varsity sports at the high school level and seven middle schools.
Scott began his service at the state level quickly after becoming an athletic director, serving on the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Investigative Committee from 2009 to 2011, and he has continued to remain active with the MSHSAA as a former member of the Athletic Directors Advisory Committee, Liaison Committee and ad-hoc Committee for Transfers. Currently, Scott sits on the MSHSAA Technology Committee.
Scott was president-elect for the Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) in 2015, and he is currently serving a term as president. He has served as MIAAA webmaster since 2013, developed the MIAAA statewide mentoring program and presented at numerous MIAAA conferences. In 2017, Scott was awarded Missouri Athletic Director of the Year.
He now serves on the NIAAA Board of Directors as its secretary and previously served on the NIAAA Credentials Committee for six years, including a year as vice-chair. For Section V, he has served on the Scholarship Selection Committee from 2012 to 2015, and was the Section V Secretary from 2013 to 2016.