Springfield Public Schools announced that Assistant District Athletic Director Marty Marsh has been named a Certified Master Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
The honor means that Springfield Public Schools has seven Certified Athletic Administrators from NIAAA in the district.
“Marty’s dedication to Springfield Public Schools athletes and programs is outstanding,” Josh Scott, SPS athletic director, said in a statement. “Marty’s project on the middle school expansion set the district on par with our regional peers. The program Marty oversaw will be a model for other districts nationally. But even more important, Marty is modeling continuing personal and professional growth.”
Marsh received the Certified Master Athletic Administrator honor for his work on the middle school athletic expansion. Marsh’s efforts have drawn national attention for its success.
There are less than 1,000 Certified Master Athletic Administrators in America.
Marsh’s team, which oversees nine middle schools and an intermediate school, includes three who just became Certified Athletic Administrators: Rich Dameron from Reed Academy, Brad Angel from Carver Middle School and Jeremy Rios from Cherokee Middle School.
“The world of athletics is highly visible and ever changing,” Scott said. “The professional development academy through NIAAA is nationally accredited and gives athletic administrators training specifically for education-based athletics. From legal issues to character education, the NIAAA is professional development by athletic directors for athletic directors. We’re proud to see our athletic directors leading and learning for our students.”