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Meg Seng, CMAA, is a graduate of Maine Township South (Ill.) High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and holds a master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University. While at Indiana, Meg played on both the volleyball and softball teams and was a member of the 1980 NCAA national runner-up softball team.


Meg served as a softball assistant coach at both Louisiana Tech and Illinois State before arriving in Michigan to take the head volleyball and assistant softball coaching positions at Ann Arbor Huron High School. In 1990, she took a teaching position at Ann Arbor Greenhills and, in 1993, also added volleyball coach and department chair to her job duties. Meg was named athletic director at Greenhills in 2003 and served in this role for 20 years, until retiring this past year.


Fred Smith, CMAA, athletic director at Bangor High School, wrote, “Meg is the model for an athletic administrator to follow and emulate. She knows when to lead and she knows when to lend her support. When I think of an athletic administrator, I think of one who has passion for putting others above self and doing what is best for students and coaches. Among athletic administrators in Michigan and, I dare say the nation, Meg is the best of the best.”


Meg has taken on numerous leadership positions for the MIAAA and NIAAA. She was the MIAAA Leadership Academy founder and continues to serve as a faculty member. She was an MIAAA board member and the organization’s president in 2015, a Region 13 alternate representative and member of the Public Relations and Educational Athletic committee. Meg is the chair of the professional development committee and was the past co-chair of the exemplary programs committee. She is an NIAAA mentor cohort member, the NIAAA coaches education committee liaison for Michigan and was a past member of the NIAAA certification committee. She has been an NIAAA delegate assembly member and is an NIAAA certified test administrator.


Meg has presented numerous times at NIAAA, MIAAA and MHSAA Women in Sport Leadership conferences, written several NIAAA publications and is currently a mentor athletic director for the MHSAA. Meg has received several honors from the MHSAA and MIAAA. She was the MHSAA Allen W. Bush Award recipient in 2018 and earned the MHSAA Women in Sport Leadership Award in 2018. Greenhills was named a 2017 exemplary athletic program by the MIAAA under her guidance and is currently an MI Heart-Safe school.


Meg received the MIAAA Thomas Rashid Athletic Director of the Year Award in 2022, the MIAAA Jack Johnson Award in 2012 and was MIAAA Region 13 athletic director of the year in 2008. She was given the Girl Scouts Leaders and Best Award in 2005, the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport Pathfinder Award in 2004 and was named an NFHS Citation winner in 2020. Meg has been an MHSAA committee member for athletic equity, WISL planning, volleyball, cross country, track and field, soccer, lacrosse and tennis, small schools, multiple sports task force, classification, volleyball, soccer and basketball officials assignment, plus baseball and softball site selection. She is an MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program instructor and served on the Sports Medicine Advisory board. She served on the CHSL executive board, was the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference commissioner and MIAC Captain’s Leadership Luncheon program chair.


Meg currently serves as an advisory member for the Michigan Task Force on Women in Sports, a governor’s task force dedicated to developing policies, programs and  recommended investments to support and promote opportunities for girls and women in sports in Michigan. She is founder and executive director for The Academy for Sports Leadership, a Michigan-based nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and training the next generation of female coaches, and recently finished a term on the MHSAA representative council.


1988 Don Domke, Westland John Glenn
1989 James Czanko, East Kentwood
1990 Bernie Larson, CAA, B.C. Pennfield
1991 John Fundukian, CAA, Novi
1992 Chuck Jones, CAA, Royal Oak
1993 Joe Todey, Essexville Garber
1994 Dan Brouse, CAA, Monroe
1995 George Lovich, Livonia
1996 Dan McShannock, CMAA, Midland Dow
1997 Jane Bennett, CMAA, Ann Arbor Huron
1998 Ralph Kenyon, CMAA, B.C. Harper Creek
1999 Tom Rashid, CAA, Detroit Catholic League
2000 Jack Johnson, Dearborn
2001 Dave Price, CMAA, Rockford
2002 Bill Mick, Midland
2003 Blake Hagman, CAA, Kalamazoo

2004 Chuck Nurek, CAA, Avondale
2005 Steve Marsh, CAA, Midland
2006 Jim Feldkamp, CAA, Troy
2007 Fred Smith, CMAA, Comstock
2008 Gary Hice, CAA, Petoskey
2009 Mike Garvey, CMAA, Delton Kellogg
2010 James Gilmore, Tecumseh
2011 Deb VanKuiken, CMAA, Holly
2012 Karen Leinaar, CAA, Bear Lake
2013 Jamie Gent, CMAA, Haslett
2014 Marc Hage, CMAA, Livonia Churchill
2015 John Thompson, CMAA, Brighton
2016 Carl Arkema, CAA, Ravenna
2017 Michael Thayer, CMAA, Bay City Western
2018 Sal Malek, CAA, Academy of the Sacred Heart
2019 Jean LaClair, CMAA, Bronson

2020 Tim Ritsema, CAA, Jenison

2021 Marty Gottesman, Bay City Schools and SVL

2022 Betty Wroubel, CAA, Notre Dame Prep

2023 Leroy Hackley, Jr., RAA, Orchard View

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