The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has announced that Loveland District Director of Student Athletics Brian J. Conatser and Assistant Director of Student Athletics Eric Fry have both earned the distinction “Certified Athletic Administrator,” demonstrating the highest level of knowledge and expertise in their field. The voluntary certification process involved a thorough evaluation of their educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous and comprehensive written exam. The certifications place Conatser and Fry among an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide and among only 211 in Ohio that have achieved this level of professionalism since the inception of the program.
About the NIAAA
The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members. It promotes the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and is dedicated to preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics in the secondary school curriculum.
The NIAAA became a member of the National Certification Commission in October 1995. In 2001, the NIAAA Certification Program was granted “full registration,” recognizing it for meeting the Commission’s rigid standards of excellence.