LA PLATA, Md. (June 16, 2009)—The Maryland State Athletic Directors Association (MSADA) recently honored two Charles County Public Schools athletic directors for contributions to athletics at the local, state and national levels. Honored were David Anderson, athletic director at Henry E. Lackey High School, and Jennifer Smith, athletic director at Maurice J. McDonough High School.
Anderson was honored with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association State Award of Merit, which is presented to an NIAAA and MSADA member who has demonstrated contributions to interscholastic athletics at both the local and state levels.
He was also named as the District 4 MSADA District Athletic Director or the Year. This award is presented to an athletic administrator who has made significant contributions to athletics in their school and district. Anderson has been the athletic director at Lackey since 1980. He started his career at General Smallwood Middle School, but transferred to Lackey in 1971 as a physical education teacher. During his career he has served as a soccer coach, baseball coach and junior varsity basketball coach.
"Dave Anderson's dedication to his profession is outstanding. His recognition by national and state organizations speaks to his commitment to athletics, students and Henry E. Lackey High School," said Jan Johnson, coordinator for health, physical education and athletics.
Smith, athletic director McDonough, was awarded with a MSADA Certificate of Appreciation Award. The award is presented to athletic administrators who have made significant contributions to athletics in their school districts.