Awards

The Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s Awards are presented annually at the State Conference. Deserving persons are nominated by the UIAAA membership, screened by the Awards Committee, and selected by the Board of Directors.

Each year the UIAAA gives awards for the Athletic Director of the Year, Administrator of the Year, NIAAA State Award of Merit, Distinguished Service, Meritorius Service, and Hall of Fame. Deadlines for these applications are December 31. Here are the past winners, applications, and qualifications for each award.

Click Here for UIAAA Awards nomination form.

Athletic Director of the Year

Information: Presented to one Athletic Director in the state each year in recognition of their contributions to athletic administration at the local, state and national levels. Nominations will be taken from current athletic administrators who are members of the UIAAA.

Application: Due December 31

Administrator of the Year

Information: Presented to one Administrator in the state each year in recognition of their contributions to athletic administration at the local, state and national levels. Nominations will be taken from current athletic administrators who are members of the UIAAA.

Application: Due December 31

NIAAA State Award of Merit

Information: Presented to one individual from the state each year in recognition of their contributions to athletic administration at the local, state and national levels. Nominations will be taken from current athletic administrators who are members of the UIAAA.

Application: Due December 31

Distinguished Service

Information: Presented to individual in the state each year in recognition of their contributions to Utah high school athletics. Nominations will be taken from current athletic administrators who are members of the UIAAA.

Application: Due December 31

Hall of Fame

Information: The UIAAA Hall of Fame is organized as a means of recognizing interscholastic athletic administrators, promoting the vocation of athletic administration and preserving the heritage of the profession. This honor is the highest an athletic administrator can receive from the UIAAA for his/her contributions and accomplishments at the local, state and national level. Further this award sets a standard for athletic administrators to emulate. Nominations will be taken from current athletic administrators who are members of the UIAAA.

Application: Due December 31

Meritorius Service

Information: Presented to one individual in the state each year in recognition of their past/ongoing contributions to the UIAAA. Nominations will be taken from current athletic administrators who are members of the UIAAA.

Application: Due December 31

Student Athlete Scholarships

Information: Each year, the UIAAA also awards local scholarships, with winners having a chance to continue on to the national level. The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life.

Application: Due January 31

Past Presidents

Information: Presented to the previous president of the UIAAA.

Application: N.A.

 

NIAAA Awards received by Utah Athletic Administrators

 

Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award

YEAR NAME LOCATION
2014 Marc Hunter, CMAA Sandy

NIAAA Distinguished Service Award

YEAR NAME SCHOOL/ORG
1992 Glen Beere UHSAA
2001 Evan Excell, CAA UHSAA
2001 David Nordquist, CAA Ogden
2003 Dan Cowan, CMAA West Jordan
2005 Marc Hunter, CMAA Jordan
2006 Craig Gladwell, CAA Lehi
2009 Maurice “Bud” Campbell, CAA Retired-Murray
2011 Richard Barton, CMAA Richfield
2012 Kendra Tomsic, CAA Rowland Hall
2014 Clayton Carter, CMAA Wendover

NFHS Citation

YEAR NAME SCHOOL
1983 Richard Hill Provo
2002 Marc Hunter, CMAA Jordan
2007 Kendra Tomsic, CAA Rowland Hall
2009 Richard Barton, CMAA Richfield
2011 Craig Gladwell, CAA Lehi
2013 Maurice “Bud” Campbell, CAA Retired-Murray
2015 Ted Peterson, CAA Weber
2016 Ron Dolphin, CAA Grand County

NIAAA Hall of Fame

YEAR NAME SCHOOL/ORG
2009 Evan Excell, CAA UHSAA
2015 Maurice “Bud” Campbell, CAA Retired-Murray