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VSADA AWARD HISTORY
 
Athletic Director of the Year - Divisions 3 & 4 (small schools)
 
2017 - Chris Brigham (Enosburg)
2016 - Hank Van Orman (Oxbow)
2015 - Bob 
Hingston (Windsor)
2014 - Geri Witalec (BFA-Fairfax)
2013 - Bob Hingston (Windsor)
2012 - Frank Pecora (Northfield)
2011 - Bruce Viens (Randolph)
2010 – Todd Powers   (Blue Mountain)
2009 – Frank Pecora   (Northfield)
2008 - Bob Hingston  (Windsor)
2007 - Vince Buttice  (Lake Region)
2006 - Merlyn Courser (Danville)
2005 - Buddy Hayford  (Twin Valley)
2004 - Pat Merriam   (So Royalton)
2003 - Bob Hingston   (Windsor)
2002 - Frank Pecora  (Northfield)
2001 - Bob Hingston  (Windsor)
2000 - Dave Capman    (Poultney)
1999 - John Werner (Arlington)
1998 - Tammy Claussen  (Leland & Gray)
1997 - Mary Stetson  (Mt Abraham)
1996 - Tammy Claussen   (Leland & Gray)
 
Athletic Director of the Year - Divisions 1 & 2 (large schools)
 
2017 - David Marlow (Mt. Mansfield)
2016 - Sean Farrell (Middlebury)
2015 - Dan Marlow (
BFA-St Albans)
2014 - Mike Kiser (North Country)
2013 - Mike O'Day (South Burlington)
2012 - Paul Wheeler (Lyndon Institute)
2011 - Kevin Riell (CVU)
2010 - Pat Merriam  (Spaulding)
2009 - Amy Molina  (U-32)
2008 - Shawn Woods (Spaulding)
2007 - Tom Conte  (St Johnsbury)
2006   - Dan Marlow   (BFA-St Albans)
2005 - Mike O'Day (So Burlington)
2004 - Amy Molina  (U-32)
2003 - Ed Hockenbury (Essex)
2002 - Glenn Olson (Rutland)
2001 - Brian Trottier  (Hartford)
2000 - Jim McLaughlin (Woodstock)
2000 - Merlyn Courser  (Lyndon)
1999 - Gary Girard (North Country)
1998 - Dan Marlow  (BFA-St Albans)
1997 - Kevin Riell   (CVU)
1996 - Tim Brown (Mt Anthony)
1995 - Dan Marlow  (BFA-St Albans)
1994 - Shawn Woods    (Spaulding)
1993 - Bruce Wheeler  (Essex)
1992 - Fred Green  (Brattleboro)
1991 - Jim Cardell    (Burlington)
1990 - Dick Hammond   (Middlebury)
1989 - Mike O'Day  (So Burlington)
1988 - Leon Royce  (Windsor)
1987 - Harry Loyzelle  (Rutland)
1986 - Bob Ashton  (BFA-St Albans)
 
Vermont State Award of Merit (VSADA member)
In recognition of meritorious service, leadership and special contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local and state level. Must be a NIAAA member and an active athletic administrator.
 
2017 - Paul Wheeler (Lyndon)
2016 - Joe James (Hartford)
2015 - Kevin 
Riell (CVU) - posthumously
2014 - David Rouselle (Missisquoi)
2013 - Ed Hockenbury (Essex)
2012 - Frank Pecora (Northfield)
2011 - Tom Conte (St Johnsbury)
2010 - Tim Brown (Mt Anthony)
2009 – Bob Hingston  (Windsor)
2008 - Dan Marlow  (BFA-St Albans)
2007 - Frank Pecora  (Northfield)
2006 - Amy Molina  (U-32)
2005 - Bob Hingston   (Windsor)
2004 - Tim Brown   (Mt Anthony)
2003 - Merlyn Courser  (Lyndon)
2002 - Brian Trottier   (Hartford)
2001 - Bruce Wheeler   (Essex)
2000 - Melba Masse    (Essex)
1999 - Mike O'Day   (So Burlington)
1998 - Tim Brown  (Mt Anthony)
1997 - Dan Marlow  (BFA-St Albans)
1996 - Kevin Riell   (CVU)
1995 - Mona Garone    (Oxbow)
1994 - Mike O'Day    (So Burlington)
1993 - Marvin Pritchard   (Hazen)
1992 - Charlie Phillips   (Montpelier)
1991 - Jim Cardell   (Burlington)
1990 - Mike O'Day    (So Burlington)
1989 - Jim Cardell   (Burlington)
 
Vermont Distinguished Service Award (non-VSADA member)
In recognition of length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to athletic administration at the local, state and national levels.
 
2017 - Bob Johnson (VPA)
2016 - Melba Masses (NVAC/VPA)
2015 - Dave Morse (Hardwick Gazette)

2014 - Wendy Scott (VPA)
2013 - Mark Hamilton (Hartford Bowling)
2012 - Bob Davis (North Country)
2011 - Carolyn Babbitt (Rutland)
2010 - Don Strohmeyer
2009 - DG Weaver (VHL Ice Hockey)
2008 - Marie Clough (VPA)
2007 - Dave Fredrickson (VBCA)
2006 - Robyn Meyers (VPA/NVAC Cheerleading)
2005 - Bruce Wheeler (ASEP)
2004 - Melba Masse  (NVAC)
2003 - Burns Page (VPA)
2002 - Marie Clough (VPA)
2002 - Mike Donoghue  (Burlington Free Press)
2001 - Harry Loyzelle  (Proctor)
2000 - Bob Abrahamson  ( Rutland)
1999 - Frank Bioty  (MVL)
1998 - Burns Page  (VPA)
1997 - Tom Lawson ( Middlebury)
1996 - Burns Page  (VPA)
1995 - Melba Masse  (NVAC)
1994 - Robert Withey  (VPA)
1993 - Melba Masse  (NVAC)
1992 - Denis Lambert (UVM)
1991 - Tony Adams (WCAX)
1990 - Lou Cassani (Barre Tournament Committee)
 
NIAAA National Distinguished Service Awards
Presented at the National Conference to a limited number of NIAAA members each year in recognition of their length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to athletic administration at the local, state and national levels.
 
2006 - Dan Marlow (BFA-St Albans)
1996 - Jim Cardell  (Burlington)

​NFHS Citation Awards
Presented at the National Conference to individuals associated with categories of professionals who have made significant contributions to the NFHS and/or other national organizations which have impacted high school activities.Among the factors which may be considered are:Individual has a long-standing and distinguished record of involvement with high school activities programs at the local and state levels.    Individual is recognized as among the best in their profession by their colleagues.
 
2005 - Mike O'Day (South Burlington)
2001 - Melba Masse  (NVAC)
1987 - Bob Ashton   (BFA - St Albans)
 
THOMAS E. FREDERICK AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
 
A prestigious award presented annually to an NIAAA member to honor in perpetuity, Mr. Frederick's invaluable contributions to the NIAAA. The NIAAA annually selects and honors from within its membership, an individual whose loyalty to the NIAAA and contributions to the profession represents excellence in achievement.
 

2014 - Rob Black (Mill River) & Bob Hingston (Windsor)
2014 - Kevin Riell (CVU)
2012 - Mike Brown (Fairfax) & Ed Hockenbury (Essex)
2012 - Buddy Hayford (Twin Valley)-30 Years of Service
2010 - Mike Hatt (Springfield), Tom Conte (St Johnsbury) & Marty McDonough (MSJ)
2010 - Meryln Courser (Danville)-25 Years of Service
2010 - Frank 
Pecora (Northfield)
2009 - Mike O'Day  (South Burlington)-15 Years of Service
2005 - Frank Pecora (Northfield)-35 Years of Service
2005 - Brian Trottier (Hartford)-20 Years of Service