Tom Lipovac, finalist for AD of the year

Special to the Perry Chief
Tom Lipovac, finalist for AD of the year

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced the advancement of Tom Lipovac, Perry Community School District athletic director, as a finalist for the National Athletic Director of the Year.

Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Galt House in Louisville, KY on the evening of June 29, 2016.

Lipovac was nominated for this national honor by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. This selection was based on program development and expansion, facility improvements, professional service to high school athletics, professional honors, and professional contributions.

The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in their field using specific rubrics to assign points in each category.

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association in the nation formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing National Coaches of the Year since 1978.

Lipovac was a 2010 NHSCA National Athletic Director of the Year finalist.