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Gwinnett athletic directors earn honors from the Georgia Athletic Directors Association

April 12, 2023

     Three Gwinnett County Public Schools Athletic Directors (AD) were honored at the 2023 Georgia Athletic Directors Association’s (GADA) Annual Conference. The ADs were selected from a group representing Georgia’s 64 regions across eight classifications. Honorees are chosen by their peers to represent their region based on the candidate’s professionalism, leadership, and willingness to go above and beyond their job responsibilities to support all students.

     Jason Holcombe, Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Director of Athletics, acknowledges that “The Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA) is an outstanding organization that helps athletic directors grow as leaders so that they can help lead their schools and communities.” He continues, “To be recognized by this organization and your peers as one of the best in your profession is truly an outstanding accomplishment…We are extremely proud of the work they do to help engage all students throughout their communities during the school day and with all extracurricular activities.”

     The GADA is committed to supporting Georgia’s athletic directors by providing training and service while introducing the philosophy of educational athletics that focuses on the role of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA), the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA). The GADA supports Georgia’s athletic directors and coaches with their essential efforts of developing student-athletes both in and out of the classroom, nurturing student-athletes to become productive citizens in our society and preparing student-athletes for a brighter future.

The following individuals were named Region ADs of the Year in their respective classes:

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Nick Gast

Parkview High School



Ryan Lesniak

Peachtree Ridge High School



Jason Carrera

Central Gwinnett High School