Athlete Concentrating

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

OF THE YEAR

BETTY WROUBEL, CAA

Betty Wroubel, CAA (Notre Dame Prep) graduated from Clawson High School. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Classroom Teaching from Michigan State University. Betty was a five-sport athlete while at Clawson High School – participating in Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Tennis, and Softball before going on to play Volleyball, Tennis, and Field Hockey at Central Michigan University.

 

In 1975, Betty returned to Clawson to start her career in education where she served as a teacher and coach. She later moved on to Pontiac Catholic, which became Oakland Catholic High School, serving as the Athletic Director while continuing to coach. Since 1994 when the school opened, Betty has been an Athletic Director and Coach at Notre Dame Prep while also holding additional roles including Assistant Principal, co-chair of the Health and Physical Education department, and Teacher of Sports Medicine and Leadership classes at the school. During her time at Notre Dame Prep, Betty has been the recipient of the MHSAA Women in Sport Leadership State Award (2016) and the MHSAA Al Bush Award (2011) for noteworthy support and commitment to the MHSAA and interscholastic athletics.

 

Betty is a member of several Halls of Fame. She has been inducted by the Detroit Catholic League, Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association, Michigan High School Coaches Association, Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, and the Michigan chapter of the United States Specialty Sports Association. As a coach, Betty led the Pontiac Catholic Softball team to a Class C title in 1983, and the Notre Dame Prep Volleyball teams to Class B/Division Two titles in 2007, 2013, and 2017. She has won over 1500 games as a Volleyball coach and 900 games as a Softball coach.

 

Betty was named National High School Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2007 and State Coach of the Year by MIVCA for Class B in 2007, 2013, 2014, and 2017. She was also named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2007, the Michigan High School Coaches Association Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2014, the National Federation of State High School Association Coach of the Year for Volleyball in 2018, the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2019, and National Association for Private Schools Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2019. In 2012 Betty received honors as MIAAA Regional Athletic Director of the Year and in 2019 was named Athletic Director of the Year by the Michigan High School Coaches Association. Her administrative efforts have also been recognized twice by the Detroit Catholic League with its Tom Kelly Athletic Director of the Year Award in 1994 and 2007.

 

Betty has been a registered MHSAA official in both Volleyball and Softball since the 1975-76 school year and has held numerous leadership positions as part of the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. She has been a presider for both the MIAAA and NIAAA, has taught numerous LTC classes, and has presented at the MIAAA conference. Betty currently serves as a co-chair on the MIAAA Exemplary Athletic Program Award Committee, an honor that Notre Dame Prep received in 2009 under her guidance. Betty served on the Catholic League Executive Board and as an officer for the League for more than 30 years and on a variety of MHSAA committees during her time as an athletic director. She has served on the board for MIVCA for more than 30 years and the MHSSCA for more than 25 years. Betty has hosted numerous MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program sessions, has completed all eight MHSAA CAP coaches, and mentored young officials as part of the MHSAA Legacy Program. During her time as Athletic Director, Notre Dame Prep has hosted MHSAA tournament events at all state levels including the Division Two Ski State Finals.

PREVIOUS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR

1972-73 Dick Maher, Sturgis
1973-74 Clayton Kowalk, Lansing
1974-75 Jim Inman, Hillsdale
1975-76 Jack Cotton, Farmington
1976-77 Don Domke, Westland John Glenn
1977-78 Howard Kraft, Redford Union
1978-79 Walt Bazylewicz, Detroit Parochial
1979-80 Tom McShannock, Muskegon
1980-81 Bob James, Warren
1981-82 Clayton Kowalk, Lansing
1982-83 Jack Johnson, Dearborn
1983-84 Dennis Kiley, Jackson
1984-85 Ron Gulyas, Flat Rock Woodhaven
1985-86 Phil Marazita, Lansing Waverly
1986-87 Richard Snyder, Warren
1987-88 Herb Quade, Benton Harbor
1988-89 Wayne Kellogg, Coldwater
1989-90 Mike Foster, CAA, Richland Gull Lake
1990-91 Richard Ulrich, Rochester
1991-92 Bernie Larson, CAA, B.C. Pennfield
1992-93 Chuck Jones, CAA, Royal Oak
1993-94 Norm Johnson, Bangor
1994-95 Roy A. Allen, Jr., Detroit Public
1995-96 Joe Todey, Essexville Garber

1996-97 Eric Federico, CAA, Trenton
1997-98 Jane Bennett, CMAA, Ann Arbor Huron
1998-99 Chuck Nurek, CAA, Avondale
1999-00 Fred Smith, CMAA, Comstock
2000-01 Dan McShannock, CMAA, Midland Dow
2001-02 Jim Feldkamp, CAA, Troy
2002-03 Tom Rashid, CAA, Detroit CHSL
2003-04 Carl Latora, CMAA, Portage Northern
2004-05 Ken Semelsberg er, CMAA, Port Huron
2005-06 Melanie Miller, CMAA, Lansing Sexton
2006-07 Karen Leinaar, CAA, Benzie Central
2007-08 Jamie Gent, CMAA, Haslett
2008-09 Pete Ryan, CMAA, Saginaw Heritage
2009-10 Vic Michaels, CAA, Detroit CHSL
2010-11 Gary Hice, CAA, Petoskey
2011-12 Michael Roy, CMAA, Vicksburg
2012-13 Rick Schmidt, CAA, Holt
2013-14 Dave Chrisinske, CAA, Thornapple Kellogg
2014-15 Deb VanKuiken, CMAA, Holly
2015-16 Michael Garvey, CMAA, Hackett
2016-17 Chris Ervin, CAA, St. Johns
2017-18 Ken Mohney, CMAA, Matawan
2018-19 Marc Hage, CMAA, Livonia Churchill

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