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Under Armour AD of the Year Award


The Under Armour AD of the Year Awards (ADOY) program, now in its 19th year, recognizes athletics directors who have shown administrative excellence within the campus and/or college community for the current academic year (2016-17).

On the site is information necessary to nominate a NACDA-member AD. Please review the criteria, nomination form and list of past winners for details. There are many deserving candidates for the awards. However, since ADs can only win the award once every three years, winners listed from 2014-15 and 2015-16 are not eligible. Winners from 2013-14 who meet the criteria are again eligible for nomination.

The award encompasses seven divisions - NCAA FBS, FCS, Divisions I-AAA, II and III, NAIA/Other four-year institutions and junior/community colleges. While you may feel most qualified to nominate athletics directors from your division, you may also nominate ADs in other divisions. Twenty-eight directors of athletics will be honored. Winners will be presented their awards at NACDA's 52nd Annual Convention during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando on Tuesday, June 13.

All nomination forms must be submitted to the NACDA office by Monday, January 23, 2017. Please sumbit nominations using this link. No other submission methods will be accepted. Nominators are required to submit a nomination form on behalf of a nominee, as well as a brief recommendation and an up-to-date biography.

If you have any questions regarding the award, please feel free to contact Katie Newman in the NACDA office at 440-788-7474.