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Players in the Field


For over 65 years, the interscholastic athletic administrators of Michigan have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of school athletic programs, the profession of athletic administration, and their personal administrative skills. The Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) was established to guide those endeavors and is the professional organization for athletic administrators in our state.

The "Michigan Association of Physical Education and Athletics" (M.A.D.P.E.A.) officially became an association on December 4, 1958. The original charter meeting had 25 athletic directors in attendance and they set the course for the athletic directors in Michigan for years to come. The association's goals were to improve the physical education and athletic programs in schools, advance the standards of teaching and administrative leadership in these programs, and to provide support to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). In 1982, the M.A.D.P.E.A. name was changed to the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA).

The MIAAA is the professional organization for all high school or junior high/middle school athletic administrator in Michigan. The MIAAA provides many services to its members and opportunities for professional development and networking. Each year the association sponsors a Annual Conference and a Mid Summer Workshop for Athletic Directors that are highly regarded throughout the United States. The MIAAA also sponsors national leadership training and certification programs for athletic directors; sponsors an awards and recognition program for ADs; and works in partnership with the MHSAA in establishing guidelines and policy for Michigan's athletic programs, conducting education programs for coaches, and conducting in-service training for ADs.  

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