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Erwin High School Athletic Director to receive Prestigious NFHS Citation Award
The Board of Directors of the National Federation of State High School Associations recently selected Erwin High School Athletic Director David Ball, as a 2014 recipient of its NFHS Citation. He will be one of only eight athletic administrators in the nation to be so honored this year.
Mr. Ball will receive his award at a luncheon on Monday, December 15, 2014, at the National Athletic Directors Conference to be held in National Harbor, Maryland. Mr. Ball will also be recognized as a NFHS Award Recipient at the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association President’s reception.
Mr. Ball has just completed his thirty-fifth year as a teacher, assistant principal, coach and athletic administrator at Clyde A. Erwin High School. He has been an Athletic Administrator for the past sixteen years. He has also officiated high school athletics for fifteen years.
Mr. Ball was the 2009 recipient of the NIAAA State Award of Merit in North Carolina. He served as President of the North Carolina Athletic Director’s Association in 2012 and received the 2013 Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award. During the 100th Year celebration of the NCHSAA in January, Mr. Ball was named to the “100 to Remember List of Athletic Administrators” in North Carolina’s history. He recently was named the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2014 Athletic Director of the Year. He also just completed a four-year term on the North Carolina High School Association’s Board of Directors.
The NFHS Citation Award is based on service in athletics at the local, state and national level. Mr. Ball becomes only the tenth North Carolinian to receive the NFHS Citation Award since 1975.