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Sycamore Athletic Director Named to NIAAA Board of Directors

Phil Poggi, Athletic Director at Sycamore High School, has been appointed to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Board of Directors as the Section 2 Representative, effective June 1, 2016.

Section 2 is comprised of the states of: Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia.

“I am truly humbled by this appointment from my peers in the State of Ohio and consider this a true privilege to not only work with them but also with all of Section 2 and to serve the NIAAA membership, “ Poggi said.

Phil’s previous association with the NIAAA includes becoming a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) in 2012; presenting at the NADC annual conference in 2013 in Anaheim, California; becoming a National Teaching Faculty Member for LTC 619 in 2015; and joining the Publications Committee in January 2016. In addition, Phil has been involved at the state and local level as well which includes serving as the OIAAA Conference Co-Chair in 2012; being appointed the southwest representative to OIAAA in 2014; currently serving as the OIAAA Vendor chair and President-Elect of the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association.

Phil is entering his 12th year in Athletic Administration and second as Athletic Director at Sycamore High School with previous service at Kings High School and Aiken High School.

“The OIAAA is excited that Phil Poggi will be representing our seven-state (Section 2) area of the country,” said Bruce Brown, Executive Director of the OIAAA. “Since an Ohio representative is selected once every 22 years, we are proud that Phil will be that person.”

About the NIAAA: The NIAAA is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is the national leadership organization for high school and middle school athletic administrators. With current individual membership of nearly 10,000, the NIAAA consists of athletic administrators from associations in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Internationally. The NIAAA leads in providing professional development for athletic administrators, serving as a resource and provider of safe and plentiful participation opportunities for the nation’s 7.8 million student-athletes. With conducting education-based athletic programs as the focus, NIAAA membership provides the opportunity for professional development, education, certification, national award recognition and exchange of ideas with athletic administrators throughout the world.
NIAAA champions the profession of athletic administration through education opportunities, advocating ethics, developing leaders and fostering community.