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Athletic Director: David Dawson (13th year as AD)
LaRue County High School (270-358-2210)

925 S. Lincoln Blvd
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: (270) 766-7419

david.dawson@larue.kyschools.us

EDUCATION

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Rank 1 in Education Administration
Master of Arts in Education Administration
Union College, Barbourville, KY
LaRue County High School, Hodgenville, KY

WORK EXPERIENCE
LaRue County Board of Education (January 1996 to present)
LaRue County High School, Hodgenville, KY
Certified Business Teacher (August 1997 to present)
Responsibilities include: implements/manages instruction, supervision, classroom management, etc.
Classes taught: Principles of Marketing, Business Management, Computer Applications, Sports Marketing, Keyboarding Applications, Personal Finance, Business Math, Business & Personal Law, Economics, and Office Practice

LCHS Athletic Director (August 2003 to present)
Oversee 14 sports programs at LaRue County High School

Other responsibilities at LCHS
• Site-Based Decision Making Council member (2002-2003)
• Cooperative Education Adviser (1997 to 2003)
• Asst. Athletic Director at LaRue County High School (1998 to 2003)
• Sports Information Director – Ihigh Network (1999 to 2003)
• Assistant Football Coach (1995 to 2013)
• Assistant Baseball Coach (1996 to 2003)
• Assistant Basketball Coach (1995 to1996)
• Substitute Teacher (January 1996 to May 1997)

Meade County Board of Education (February 1996 to May 1996)
Meade County High School, Brandenburg, KY
Permanent Substitute Business Teacher
Responsibilities include: Implement/Manages Instruction, Supervision, Classroom Management, etc.

Duckworth Insurance Agency (May 1994 to July 1994)
Hodgenville, KY
Life Insurance Specialist
Responsibilities include: selling and serving life insurance for Ohio Casualty Insurance Company

Liberty Life Insurance Company (May 1992 to May 1994)
Bowling Green, KY
Agent/Sales Manager
Responsibilities include: servicing $120,000 of annualized premium, accounting, collecting payments, handling claims, selling in the B.G. area; recruiting, selecting, training, supervision, motivating, administration duties, and personal development

Baseball Official (Spring/Summer 1987 to 1997)
Youth Baseball Coordinator/Official
Responsibilities include: assigning officials; maintaining order and discipline on the playing field

OTHER FACTS
News Enterprise Select Preps Athletic Director of the Year (2013-2014)
 5th Region Athletic Director of the year (2011-2012)
 5th Region AD President (2009-2011)
 Long-range planning committee for LaRue County Schools (2012)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Cross Country Meet (2013 to present)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Girls Basketball Tournament (2013 to present)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament (2000-present)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Football Championship (2006-present)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Baseball Championship (2006-present)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Soccer Championships (2010-present)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Swimming/Diving Meet (2003)
 Public Address Announcer at KHSAA State Field Hockey (2014)
 Site-Based Council Member (2002-2003)
 Site-Based Council Vice Chairman (2002-2003)
 Student Service Committee Chair (2004-2010)
 Deacon member of First Baptist Church of Hodgenville (2003-2007)
 LaRue County Faculty Council member (2002-2010)
 First Baptist Church Sunday School Co-director (2002- 2003)
 Chair-Person of the LaRue County Champions Coalition (2002-2003)
 Principal Recruitment Education Program participant, LaRue Co. BOE (2000 to 2001)
 Interim Youth Pastor at Hodgenville First Baptist Church (Nov., 2001 to Feb., 2002)
 Scholarship Committee Chair (2004-2006)
 Committee Chair of Personnel Committee @ First Baptist Church (2007)
 Committee Chair of Nominating Committee @ First Baptist Church (2003)
 Sports Information Director of the Month – Ihigh Network (January 2001)
 LaRue County Ihigh Network – Top 100 sites in America (January 2000 to present)
 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Coach (1998 to present)
 FCA Outstanding Huddle Coach (1999) South Central Kentucky Area
 Champions Coalition Committee member (1999 to 2004)
 Student Discipline Committee member (1999 to 2001)
 Volunteer Assistant Football Coach – LaRue County High School (1995-1997)
 Volunteer Assistant Basketball Coach – LaRue County High School (1995-1996)
 Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach – LaRue County High School (1997-1998)

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 Oversee/Manage 14 programs
 Budget all 14 programs
 Budget transportation for all extra-curricular activities
 Oversee scheduling
 Teacher and coaching supervision assignments
 Sports information director
 Provide weekly sports schedule to school district
 Provide weekly news and notes to all 35 coaches
 Serve as title ix chairperson
 Responsible for title ix allocation
 Responsible for all title ix issues that arise
 Responsible for announcing duties and assignment
 Assume any janitorial duties before, during, and after events
 Officials contact
 Athletic event management
 Tournament manager
 Scoreboard and controller maintenance
 Manage Scorer’s table in high school gym
 Manage Scrolling cabinet in gym
 Purchase orders
 Employee extra pay
 Schedule ticket-takers
 Athletic handbook
 Title IX handbook
 Parent complaints
 Coaching complaints
 Adhere to KHSAA requirements
 Manage and prepare game contracts
 Parent/athlete complaints
 Sports injury insurance management
 Oversee Drug testing (9 times per year)
 Assume any responsibility set forth by the administration

 

 

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