Williams Athletic Director Gordie McClay wins top MIAA Awards

McClay awarded 2014-2015 Ted Damko Award for Athletic Administrative Excellence; 2013-2014 MIAA AD of the Year

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced that that Gordie McClay, Athletic Director at Archbishop Williams High School, has been awarded the 2014-2015 Ted Damko award for athletic administrative excellence. This prestigious award is given to an athletic administrator having five or less years of experience in the field while having made significant contributions to their school, league, district and state.

In addition, last year, McClay was awarded the 2013-2014 MIAA “Athletic Director of the Year” as the top AD in the district. McClay received this award, which recognizes athletic administrators from across the state that have excelled in their profession.

McClay is proud to receive these accolades but is quick to credit the entire athletic department, “Receiving these awards in my first three years as an athletic director is quite an honor, I am certainly proud to be recognized, but much of the credit goes to everyone in our department and administration.  I want to specifically thank our coaches, as they are the ones that make everything work on a day-to-day basis, assuring that our athletic program is successful.”

McClay was hired as Bishops Athletic Director in 2012 and since then has helped build and drive a successful athletics program which has 24 varsity sports involving over 375 students athletes from grades 7-12.  In addition to his duties as an athletic director, McClay coaches the Girls Soccer team in the Fall and Girls Lacrosse team in the Spring.

“I congratulate Coach McClay for receiving these respected and highly selective awards, and commend the MIAA for recognizing his excellence and extraordinary commitment. He is a true professional who makes significant and critical contributions to our School, coaches and student-athletes,” said AWHS President Dennis M. Duggan Jr. Esq. ’70.