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The NACDA Hall of Fame honors intercollegiate directors of athletics for their commitment and administrative excellence within a campus and/or college community environment.

All individuals must meet the following criteria and be nominated by a NACDA or Affiliate member.

Nomination Criteria/Required Information

  • Nominee must have been an AD for at least 10 years
  • Nominee must be retired from being an AD for at least one year at the time of induction
  • Nominee must have displayed high character and ethics throughout his/her career
  • Updated biography/resume for the nominee

Additional Preferred Information

  • Support of NACDA (i.e. serving as an Officer or Executive Committee member, volunteering to participate in different initiatives and/or meetings throughout the year, etc.)
  • Testimonial (either written or given verbally by a selection committee member) on why the individual should be inducted into the Hall of Fame (2-3 paragraphs)
  • Divisional Representation
  • Gender and Minority Representation
  • Participation on National Committees (NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA)
  • Team Accomplishments/Championships
  • Facility Upgrades/Improvements
  • Coaching Hires
  • Graduation Rates
  • Other Career Achievements

Any questions regarding the nomination process can be directed to Pat Manak at pmanak@nacda.com

It is NACDA's policy to not discriminate against any nomination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, veteran status or age.

Past Recipients
All-Time NACDA Hall of Fame Listing — Alphabetical  |  Chronological

2015 (Golden Anniversary Awards)