Ryan Walsh, Asst. AD, earns Certified Athletic Administrator title
May 2, 2012
State College Area School District Assistant Athletic Director recognized as Certified Athletic Administrator
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Ryan Walsh, Assistant Athletic Director at State College Area School District, has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator.
To earn this distinction, Ryan demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.
Mr. Walsh is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism. He stated upon earning the certification,
“I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from two of the best athletic administrators you will find anywhere; Ron Pavlechko and Peg Pennepacker. They both exemplify what it means to be a professional and have motivated me to strive for that level of professionalism. The certification process allowed me to continue my professional development in order to better serve all of the SCASD student-athletes. The ability to gain insight and advice from fellow athletic directors on current issues in interscholastic athletics is the advantage of the program. The ideas and skills that I have learned over the course of the program I have been able to apply directly in my everyday tasks as the assistant athletics director. ”
The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 7,600individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the school program.