April 18, 2003
Sporting events are more than just fun and games.
They are also big business.
And no one understands that more than the Georgia Athletic Director's Association.
The G.A.D.A.'s annual meeting concluded yesterday where Dougherty County School System athletic director Johnny Seabrooks was installed as the association's president for the coming year.
The G.A.D.A. each year presents the Dodge Champions Cup to the best overall high school athletic programs in each of the state's five classifications.
The association presents two awards in each classification to the top male and female athletic programs that are based on performance during the school year.
Another mission of the G.A.D.A. is to teach members what it takes to stage athletic events from single games to major tournaments.
The association offers a number of workshops and classes that teach coaches a number of minor details that need to be addressed when planning any game or tournament.
Seabrooks said "It enhances your ability to be able to deal with these problems once they arise and you have a chance to pre-plan. Anytime you can pre-plan for what might be expected I think you are going to be better prepared if a situation arises."
Johnny Seabrooks has also been nominated for National Federation of High School Citation Award for his service to athletics.
He is finishing his second year as the athletic director for the Dougherty County School System.
Prior to that he was Dougherty High's athletic director for five years.