American Football Game

REGIONAL ATHLETIC DIRECTORS of the YEAR

Region 1 – Chris Hartman (Kingsford) is a graduate of Negaunee High School.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Michigan University and a

Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. Chris began

his career in education in 2001, taking a position as a Physical Education and

Health Education teacher at Iron Mountain. In 2008, he was named the

Athletic Director at Iron Mountain, a position he held for eight years. In addition

to his Athletic Director role, Chris was named Dean of Students at Iron

Mountain in 2015. After spending three years as a Badger Sporting Retail

Salesman,Chris returned to education as the Athletic Director as Kingsford,

where he has been the past two years. Al Unger, assistant principal at 

Kingsford High School, writes “Chris goes above and beyond his duties as

an athletic director at Kingsford High School. He is key in working with the

U.P. Athletic Committee and the MHSAA in coordinating officials and

tournament sites. Being a former AD at Kingsford High School, I understand

all the intricacies and many details that it takes to administer a vast middle school and high school athletic program. I say without any reservations, the athletic programs at Kingsford are in great hands and will flourish for years to come with Chris Hartman leading them.” Before becoming an Athletic Director, Chris also spent time coaching middle school basketball and track along with high school tennis. He has been a member of the U.P. Athletic Committee for six years and an MHSAA Registered Basketball Official for 15 years. During his time as an official, Chris had an opportunity to officiate a MHSAA Girls Basketball State Championship game. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at camp, installing and maintaining sprinkler systems, and cutting grass. Chris has been married to his wife Tara, a graduate of Kingsford High School, and has one daughter, Katie.

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Region 2 – Marty Mix, CAA (Onaway) is a graduate of Onaway High School.

He holds an Associate’s Degree from Alpena Community College, a Bachelor’s

Degree from Grand Valley State University and a Masters Degree from

Marygrove College. Marty began his career in education as a fifth-grade

teacher, a role he held for five years before moving into an assistant principal

position for one year. For the past 12 years, Marty has served as both the Athletic

Director and Principal at Onaway High School. In addition, he has been very

involved as a coach, serving as a Varsity Girls Basketball coach for 15 years, a

Boys and Girls Cross Country coach for 14 years, and a Boys and Girls Varsity

Track and Field coach for 18 years. An active member of MITCA, MASA, and

BCAM, Marty has been selected as an Alpena News and Cheboygan Daily

Tribune Coach of the Year honoree and has been awarded with MITCA dedicated

service awards in both Cross Country and Track. Benjamin Tarbutton, president

of the Ski Valley Conference, writes “Marty’s performance as an Athletic Director

sets the standard as to what qualities every school should look for when filling the role. He is the driving force for many of the successes his school and our conference have achieved. Marty’s organization and perseverance in his quest to make his school and our conference one of the best conferences in Michigan is what makes our Ski Valley Conference members proud every year. His character and love for sports should be recognized beyond just the conference level.” Marty has served as the Ski Valley President for 10 years, the Ski Valley Conference Sportsmanship Summit coordinator, and as an Onaway Chamber of Commerce Grand Marshal. An active member of the Onaway community, Marty has been a local Little League and AAU coach and tournament coordinator. In addition, he helps with tutoring services and before and after school mentoring programs at Onaway. Marty has three children, Jager (17), Jaden (15), and Jerzi (11), who are all very active in sports.

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Region 3 – Dave Skinner, CAA (McBain Northern Michigan Christian School) is a

graduate of McBain High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Western

Michigan University along with a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University.

Dave began his career in athletics as a Men’s Basketball Manager and Graduate

Assistant at Western Michigan University, also serving as a Varsity Boys, Varsity

Girls and JV Boys Basketball coach at Kalamazoo First Assembly Christian while

earning his undergraduate degree. During his graduate assistantship, Dave was

offered and accepted an Assistant Basketball coaching position at San Jose

Christian College in San Jose, California, and was eventually promoted to Head

Coach. After two years at San Jose Christian College, he took a position at Bethany

College in Scotts Valley, California, in 1998 and worked there for one year before

returning back to Michigan to take the Big Rapids High School Boys Varsity

Basketball coaching job in 2001. In 2004, Dave began coaching at McBain

Northern Michigan Christian School, joining the Girls Varsity Basketball season midway through and leading the team to a District title. In 2005, Dave started the Boys Varsity Golf Program at McBain Northern Michigan Christian School and has been the varsity golf coach for 13 years across two stints, a position he still holds today. Dirk Walhout, Principal of Kalamazoo Christian Schools, notes that “Dave has always shown himself as a man of integrity – seeking and defending honesty, accuracy, and truth. He leads by 

example in these areas and articulates this trait as a high expectation for his coaches, students-athletes, and their parents. Over the years, Dave has developed a very positive rapport with a wide variety of people within the school community: students-athletes, parents, colleagues, and other stakeholders. Dave’s interpersonal skills are definitely a valued asset for an administrative leader.” Since 2008, Dave has served as the Athletic Director for McBain Northern Michigan Christian School and has also been a K-12 Physical Education teacher during that time. Dave coached Varsity Track at McBain Northern Michigan Christian School for four years and has stepped up to coach several middle school basketball teams for both boys and girls and spent one year as the Varsity Boys coach He has taken on a number of leadership roles with interscholastic and youth sport, including serving as the coordinator of the Missaukee-Osceola Youth Soccer Association for the past 10 years and President of the Northern Michigan Soccer League for the last eight years.

Region 4 – Kevin Wolma, RAA (Hudsonville) is a graduate of Grandville High

School. He holds his undergraduate degree from Alma College along with a

Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

After spending a year at Roscommon High School as a science teacher, Kevin has

served at Hudsonville High School for the past 24 years. After 14 years as a

Physical Education and Health teacher Kevin was named the Athletic Director at

Hudsonville High School, a position he has held for the past nine years. Kevin has

coached multiple sports during his time in educational athletics, coaching

Freshman Basketball for a year at Roscommon, three years of Middle School Boys

Basketball at Hudsonville, nine years of Varsity Boys Basketball (three years at

Caledonia, six years at Hudsonville), six years of Varsity Girls Tennis at

Hudsonville, over 10 years of Boys and Girls JV Golf at Hudsonville, and two years

of Varsity Girls Golf at Hudsonville. Kevin has served as OK Red Conference

President over the past three years and has initiated and led the OK Conference

Leadership Summit, where student leaders from each conference school come

together and discuss leadership and sportsmanship along with a component of

diversity training and inclusion. He recently published a book titled “30 Second Timeout” that chronicles the challenges parents go through while navigating youth sports. Jordan Beel, Principal at Hudsonville High School, notes that “Kevin leads with a servant mentality, putting others before himself. He is an example of the highest moral character, and represents himself and our school as such. Kevin is a wonderful father and husband first and foremost, and that example shows through how he leads coaches, athletes, and our teaching staff as well.” Kevin was named a Regional Golf Coach of the Year in 2010, the Ottawa County Substance Abuse and Prevention Coalition School Administrator of the Year in 2015, and the West Michigan Officials Athletic Director of the Year in 2015. Kevin has been married to his wife Gina for 22 years and has raised three beautiful children, Jordan (18), Kayla (18), and Kelsey (15).

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Region 5 – Mike Mohn, CAA (Delton Kellogg) is a graduate of Delton Kellogg High

School. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Oakland University in Communication

and is currently enrolled in the Path to Leadership K-12 Administrator Certification

program through the Michigan Association of Secondary Principals. Mike spent 23

years in the Social Services field with Holy Cross Children’s Services before entering

a career in education. For the past 10 years he has served as Athletic Director and

Dean of Students at Delton Kellogg. In addition, Mike has also coached Basketball for

21 years at Delton Kellogg, spending 12 seasons as a Boys Varsity coach and the

past nine as a Girls Varsity coach. Mike is a member of the Two Century Win Club for

Varsity Basketball through BCAM. During his time as an Athletic Director Mike has

taken on a number of leadership roles throughout the MIAAA. He currently serves as

Co-Chair of the Educational Athletics Committee, a member of the Middle School

Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, Mike is the MIAAA representative to the MHSAA Basketball Rules Committee and the MIAAA Region 5 Alternate representative. Mike has earned his MHSAA CAP Masters Elite certification and is now a CAP Instructor along with being an LTI Instructor. Lucas Trierweiler, Principal of Delton Kellogg High School, remarks that “Mike is always looking to build on our academic athletics with students and the community. He cares about facilities, sportsmanship, loyalty, and, first and foremost, students. He is quick to host events and he takes pride in putting on a good event where officials, teams, coaches, and spectators all feel welcomed. Mike has been a leader in our community and school for several years and he has built relationships with a foundation of integrity, honesty, forward thinking, and follow through.” Mike has been married to his wife Jackie for 24 years and has two daughters, Kristen (23), a 2019 Bethel College Grad, and Samantha (21), who is in her Junior year at Adrian College.

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Region 6 – Brad Bush, CAA (Chelsea High School) is a graduate of Ypsilanti

High School. Brad played quarterback at Cornell University from 1988-90 and

was a member of the 1988 Ivy League championship team. Brad holds a

Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in History and Exercise

Science, along with a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Eastern

Michigan University. He began his career in educational athletics at his alma

mater, Ypsilanti High School, in 1991 as an assistant Football coach. In 1993,

Brad took a teaching and assistant Football coach position at East Kentwood

High School, where he spent four years before taking the head Football

coaching job and a teaching position at Chelsea High School in 1997. Brad

spent 21 years as the head Varsity Football at Chelsea before retiring in 2019.

In 2013, Brad assumed the title of Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at

Chelsea, a position he has held for the past seven years. An active member of the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association, Brad has been named an eight-time Regional Coach of the Year and was the 2015 Division 3 State Coach of the Year 2015. He served as the MHSFCA Treasurer from 2007-15, the MHSFCA Ethics Committee Chair from 2014-15, the MHSFCA President in 2016, and is a current board member. Dr. Julie Hebner, Superintendent of Chelsea Schools, writes that “Brad understands and accepts that to be an exemplary athletic director; the clock and the calendar do not mean much. Not everyone is willing to make the sacrifice of time and energy that he has willingly made to help make Chelsea a great place for kids. Brad has the ability to build warm professional relationships with students and coaches while still maintaining high expectations for their performance. He is an excellent example for children, a tremendous supporter to coaches, and a wonderful colleague for teachers and administrators.” In addition to his work at the high school level, Brad has also spent time as an assistant Football coach at Eastern Michigan University, serving as a running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Brad is married to his wife Laura and has three children, Janie, Jack, and Grace.

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Region 7 – Scott Casteele (Lansing Waverly) is a graduate of Maple Valley High

School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Teacher Education

from Albion College before heading to Western Michigan University to complete a

Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. While at Albion College, Scott was

named to the All-MIAA team, was a team captain, and was a member of the 1994

Albion NCAA Division III National Championship Football team. Scott has spent 25

years in education as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. He began his career

as a fifth-grade teacher in the Albion Public Schools district, where he spent 10

years. While at Albion, Scott also coached high school Football and Track for three

years and was also an assistant coach for the Albion College Football team for

four years. Scott later moved on to Fowlerville High School, where he served as

athletic director for nine years before taking his current position at Waverly High

School, where he has spent the last six years. Christopher Huff, Principal at

Waverly High School, remarks that “Scott is intimately involved in ensuring the best

possible athletic experience for our community. I can confidently say that Scott has a life-changing impact on those around him because I have experienced his mentorship firsthand. Scott was one of my coaches in college and was instrumental in my development as a student-athlete by modeling the principles of hard work and determination. Every day I see that same mentorship and guidance in his work with our coaching staffs and student-athletes. Scott has a hands-on approach. He can often be found not far from the sidelines or the huddle. He makes sure that our coaches and athletes get what they need, whether that is positive affirmation or honest feedback. He holds the same high expectations for our Athletic Program as he does for himself.” An active member of the MIAAA and NIAAA, Scott has hosted over 50 MHSAA tournaments in his career and has served on the MHSAA Scholar Athlete Committee for three years. While at Waverly, he oversaw back-to-back MHSAA Division 2 State Champion Track and Field teams in 2016-17. He has been a volunteer for the MHSAA at the State Final events for Soccer, Baseball, and Softball and has served as a Security Guard at Michigan International Speedway for 24 years. Scott is the proud father of one daughter, Leilani, who is currently a Junior at Mason High School.

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Region 8 – Mitch Bohn (Meridian Early College High School) is a graduate of

Freeland High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Central

Michigan University and also holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration

from Central Michigan. For the past 24 years, Mitch has served as Athletic Director at

Meridian Early College High School. During this time, he has also been a math

teacher and Dean of Students, a title that he currently holds. An active member of

BCAM, Mitch has been named a Regional Coach of the Year three times and has

over 400 career wins during his career coaching Boys Varsity Basketball between

Meridian, Laker High School, and Iona Prep in New York. Patrick Malley, current Chief

Academic Officer at Bay City Schools and former Principal at Meridian, writes

“Mitch is a strong leader, a fact that is quickly evident when you meet him. When he

speaks, others tend to listen. Whether it be in small meetings about our school

programs or in large gatherings involving our entire conference, you get the sense

that his voice matters. His willingness to put himself and his ideas out there always

helped advance our goals. His greatest strength, though, is his commitment to relationships with students. He has a way of connecting with young people as adults that they respond well to. He is demanding, yet charming. The same directness I felt from him as his supervisor, our students felt from him as their A.D. No doubt, this has aided in his success as a school administrator and coach over the years.” He has been a member of the MHSAA Boys Basketball Site Selection and Rules committees. Recently, Mitch helped in an effort to raise funds for the repainting of the gym floor at Meridian and served on a volunteer group, during the flood cleanup, known as BFI. Mitch is married to his wife Keeley and has a daughter, Madeleine, and a son, Brett.

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Region 9 - Chris Deines, RAA (Ortonville Brandon) is a graduate of Greenville

High School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Physical Education and 6-12

Health Education from Grand Valley State University along with a Master’s

Degree in Teaching from Marygrove College. Chris began his career in education

in 2000 as a high school baseball and football coach at Greenville High School

while also serving as a teacher beginning in 2004. In 2006, he took a position at

Durand, teaching K-8 Physical Education, serving as the head Varsity Baseball

coach, and as an assistant coach in Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball and Varsity

Football. In 2012, he was named Athletic Director, Community Education, and

Facility Use Director at Durand. Chris took the Athletic Director position at

Ortonville Brandon in 2016 where he has served since and recently added a

High School Assistant Principal title to his position in 2020. He served as an

MHSAA registered official from 2009-11, the Flint Metro League Secretary in

2016, and the Flint Metro League President from 2017-19. Chris is currently the Region 9 Alternate Representative, a member of the MHSAA Basketball Tournament Officials Selection Committee, and a presenter at the MIAAA Annual Conference. Mike Bakker, CMAA, Athletic Director at Fenton High School, notes that “Chris understands the impact that the field of Athletics can have on people and a community and that is why he has always been willing to open his facilities and give his time to the community, Flint Metro League, and state. Through Chris’ enthusiasm, hard work, careful planning, and leadership the Brandon Athletic Department has continued to build on past success and is looked at as a leader in our area. His dedication to Educational Athletics continues to provide opportunities for the students and coaches of Brandon Schools to find success and experience the vital importance that sports plays in the development in our students.” Chris was named a 2013 Baseball District Coach of Year and 2013 Genesee Area Conference Baseball Coach of Year while at Durand. From 2012-16, he ran Durand Community Enrichment classes and created the Flint Metro League-Genesee Area Conference Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Challenge to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Additionally, Chris has organized the First Responder-Military Appreciation Cause at Brandon, a game that honors a local Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy and former Brandon Liaison Officer who was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving morning of 2017. Funds raised from this event go toward a scholarship given to a graduating Senior that wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement, the military or the frontline medical field. A proud supporter, advocate and representative of Hurley Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network, Chris has been married to his wife Danielle for eight years and has two children, Hadlee (7) and Brodie (4).

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Region 10 – Jason Kasparian (Port Huron Northern) is a graduate of St.

Patrick High School in Sarnia, Ontario. He holds a bachelor’s degree in

Administration and Communications from the University of Western

Ontario, a Master’s of Science Degree in Teaching from Niagara University,

and an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership from Saginaw

Valley State University. Jason began his career in education at his alma

mater as a Business and Computers teacher at St. Patrick High School. In

2001, he moved to Michigan and took a position as a Business and

Computers teacher at St. Clair Shores South Lake High School before l

ater adding Social Studies to his teaching duties. In 2010, Jason was

named District Athletic Director for South Lake Schools while also serving

as a middle school teacher. In 2011, he added middle school Assistant

Principal to his job title. In 2012, Jason accepted an Athletic Director and

Assistant Principal position at Port Huron Northern High School where he has served since. While at Port Huron Northern, Jason has been actively involved in leadership positions for the Macomb Area Conference. He was the conference President in 2018 and has also held positions including Sportsmanship Chair, Technology Chair, and Swim Chair and is a member of the conference Past Presidents and Football committee. At Port Huron Northern, Jason also organized a fundraiser that raised over $141,000 to replace the gym floor, directs an annual fundraiser that raises over $20,000 for the athletic program, and has been responsible for rebranding the school recognition boards. Brian Jamison, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Port Huron Northern, writes that “Jason has a lot of impressive traits, but the one that sticks out the most is how well he interacts with people. In his tenure, student-athletes, coaches, parents and fans have all been treated with the utmost respect. He has great relationships because he truly cares about the people with whom he comes in contact. He goes out of his way to make sure everyone that attends an event at Port Huron Northern is treated well and he takes the time to listen to all concerns. From a coaching perspective, he has been extremely supportive of our programs. He has the ear of every team in our school, regardless of how big or small.” In addition to his work as an Athletic Director, Jason has been very involved in coaching Little League and travel Basketball, Baseball, and Soccer.

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Region 11 – Jason Rapp, CAA (Rochester Adams) is a graduate of Gull Lake

High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan

University, where he also served as student manager for the Men’s Basketball

team, and his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Kent State

University, where he was a graduate assistant for the Football team. Following

college, Jason interned at the Charlotte Coliseum in North Carolina for two

years before taking a position as an event manager at Lexington Center

Corporation (Rupp Arena) in Kentucky. In 1994, Jason returned to Michigan

and took a position as a Baseball coach at Rochester Adams before

becoming the Athletic Director in Fall 1996. Jason served 24 years as the

Athletic Director at Rochester Adams before retiring in Fall 2020 as the

longest tenured Athletic Director in the history of the school. While at

Rochester Adams, Jason was an active member of the Oakland County

Athletic Directors Association, serving as its President in 2002, and the

Oakland Activities Association, where he was President in 2014. In 2015, he was named Oakland County Athletic Directors Association Athletic Director of the Year. Beginning in 2015, Jason has organized and facilitated a charity football game that annually raises in excess of $10,000 for the military charity, Operation Homefront. Rick Jakacki, Athletic Director at Rochester Stoney Creek, writes “Jason is an outstanding person and administrator. He is the first person I call when I have a question regarding district or state rules, or just want an opinion about certain situations. Through his nearly quarter of a century at Adams, Jason has built quite a rapport with his coaches, administration, student-athletes, booster club members, and parents. What makes Jason so special are any number of things, including his professionalism, personality, flexibility, approach, and his commitment to excellence. He treats everyone - from the custodians to the student-athletes to the nosy parents to the superintendent - with respect, and they do likewise to him.” A World War II buff, Jason has visited the Normandy beaches in France and created a D-Day invasion living history lesson that has presented for over 20 years at area high schools, community libraries, the Yankee Air Museum, and the Kellogg Corporation. Jason, who is married to his wife Susan is also a licensed pilot and sits on the panel of voters for the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame. 

Region 12 – Scott Wiemer, CAA (Dearborn Annapolis) is a graduate of York Senior

High School in Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate degree at Concordia

University in Seward, Nebraska, earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Science

with a Physical Education minor and also earned a Master’s Degree from Eastern

Michigan University in Physical Education. During his time at Concordia University

, he earned a combined eight varsity letters in Football and Baseball. Scott has

spent 43 years in education. He began his career at Lutheran West school in

Detroit, where he served as a teacher for six years before moving on to Lutheran

North school in Houston, Texas where he taught and was an athletic director for

three years. Scott later returned to Michigan when he accepted a position at

Lutheran Westland as a teacher. For the past 23 years, Scott has been at

Annapolis High School as a teacher, athletic director, and assistant administrator.

During his time in education, Scott has also served as a coach in Football,

Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball at multiple schools and levels. He coached

the Houston Lutheran North Softball team to the first state championship in school history and the first state playoff teams in Football and Basketball in school history. Al Chambo, CAA, Athletic Director at Redford Thurston, remarks that “Scott exemplifies the role of the Athletic Director by doing whatever needs to be done for his athletic teams, his student-athletes, and the Annapolis community. He has gone beyond expectations when doing what is right for his athletic community and the Western Wayne Athletic Conference. Those of us that know Scott can appreciate his dry sense of humor, but we also know that he never ceases to truly care about the things that matter most: providing integrity to all that he does. His commitment to the job is only superseded by his commitment to his family and his church.” Scott has served the MIAAA Region 12 as its representative for the past 10 years after being a region alternate prior to that time. In addition, he has held several leadership positions in the MEGA Conference and the Western Wayne Athletic Conference. Scott was a previous MIAAA Regional Athletic Director of the Year recipient in 2010 and was also named the Observer & Eccentric Football Coach of Year in 1996. He is a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Westland, where he is also an usher. Originally from York, Nebraska, Scott is married to his wife Leslie, a nurse for Ascension Hospital. He has two daughters, Samantha (Zane) and Taylor, along with a son, Jacob. Scott also has two granddaughters, Sloane and Harper.

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Region 13 – Lisa Hogan, CAA (Ann Arbor Greenhills) is a graduate of Ann

Arbor Father Gabriel Richard High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree

in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Sports

Management and Communications. Lisa coached Volleyball and Softball at

Father Gabriel Richard from 1996-2001 before returning to the University

of Michigan to complete her teaching certification in Health and Physical

Education. In 2005, she began working at Ann Arbor Greenhills as a

Wellness teacher with a part-time role in athletics. In 2011, Lisa moved

into a full-time role in the athletic department, where she is currently the

Assistant Athletic Director. During her time at Greenhills, Lisa has coached

Middle School Tennis, Softball and Basketball along with High School

JV Volleyball and Varsity Softball. She has also been an assistant Varsity

Girls Basketball coach. Meg Seng, CMAA, Athletic Director at Ann Arbor

Greenhills, writes “Lisa handles the many difficult situations we face every day as athletic administrators with aplomb. She remains calm in stressful situations and has become a go-to person in our building for information. One of Lisa’s greatest strengths is her ability to improve upon any process or procedure. She is always finding a better way and building a better mousetrap to help improve our program. Lisa is always available to serve our students and coaches. She will jump in whenever and wherever needed, to coach a team on a moment’s notice, to supervise or chaperone at events or contests, to miraculously find buses or officials when none can be found, to lend a uniform to a forgetful athlete or offer words of encouragement to a coach after a difficult day.” Lisa is chair of the Greenhills Exemplary Program Committee, the Greenhills Coordinator for the Women and Sport Leadership Conference, and has created a number of electronic tools for both Greenhills and the MIAC Conference. She was a former Cub Master and Den Leader for the Boy Scouts of America and an active member of SHAPE America. Lisa is married to her husband Ken and has two children, Kyler and Caleigh.

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Region 14 – Jason Morris (Chelsea Beach Middle School) is a graduate of

Ypsilanti High School. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan

University before earning a Master’s Degree from Marygrove College. Jason has

spent the past 21 years in Chelsea as an educator. He began as a

student-teacher in 1999 before becoming a full-time middle school social studies

teacher in 2001. For the past eight years, Jason has served as the middle schoo

l athletic director at Beach Middle School. For the last five of these years, he has

also served as assistant athletic director at Chelsea High School. In 2019, he

also took on the role of dean of students at Chelsea High School. During his time

in Chelsea, Jason has also coached middle school football and basketball along

with high school freshman and JV baseball. Brad Bush, Athletic Director at

Chelsea High School, notes that “Jason has been on the front lines at Chelsea

High School and Beach Middle School for 20 years and is invaluable to our

school, community, and league. His work ethic and dedication to our students is second to none. He is far more than a middle school athletic director. He is a leader in our community and league.” Jason has spent two years as MIAAA Region 14 alternate representative and is an active member of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers. He is the public address announcer for the University of Michigan Baseball and Men’s Gymnastics teams, as well as Chelsea high school athletics. Jason was named a 2010 MAMSE Educator of the Year State Finalist and received the 2002-03 SEMMLAA Award for Outstanding Middle School Teacher. He has taken on the role of creating the master schedule for the Southeastern Conference for middle school athletics and is part of the SEC scheduling committee for high school athletics. In addition, Jason built a custom website for the SEC that allows all communities within the league to track schedules and standings. He currently resides in Chelsea with his wife Beth and daughter, Kate.