In 2013, the members of the Southwest District Athletics Board initiated an award entitled Friend of Athletics Award. The objective of the award is to honor those individuals who have given much to their local school athletic programs. Nominations are taken annually during the months of December. School personnel can nominate, and the board chooses recipients. Criteria is that the nominee must have given twenty-five (25) or more years of service. Since 2013 sixty-six (66) individuals have been honored. This year we honor twelve individuals. These individuals have demonstrated what volunteerism is all about. They know that talk is cheap, but people can be measured by their works. Congratulations to our recipients!
Nominated by: Ms. Beth Simmons
Assistant Athletic Administrator
Summit Country Day High School
Robert conducts student surveys of all athletic teams. He has been the statistician for the basketball teams and has been instrumental in setting up for volleyball matches. He has also been the announcer at Senior Night recognitions and plays a significant role in preparing videos for award programs.
Mr. Ed Bailey
Nominated by: Mr. Scott Wake
Goshen High School
He has walked the chains up and down the football field for 48 years. He states that it has been a real privilege to watch our athletes over that period of time.
Mr. Hansel Bailey, Felicity Franklin High School; Dr. Mike Barrow, Northmont High School; Mr. Shaun Brewer, Xenia High School; Mr. Jack Flaherty, Mason High School; Mr. Jim Neu, Western Brown High School; Ms. Jane Koykendall, Madeira High School; Mr. Don Skelton, Centerville High School; Mr. Ben Wolfe, Covington High School.