IMPORTANT DATES
  • For complete WADA Vice President Candidate information click on Executive Board in the top tool bar and then Officer Candidate Information. Scroll down to the posted information for both candidates.
  • 48th Annual WADA Conference All In—“All the Time--All Together" November 8-11, 2014, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells. NOTE: THE 2014 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILALBE ONLINE AT:  wisconsin.athletics2000.com
  • KALAHARI RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER--CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION - for Kalahari room reservations call 1-877-253-5466 & ask for the Wisconsin Athletic Director Room Block. Inform reservationist of your tax exempt status.
  • WADA Annual Meeting - November 11, 2014  For the Annual Meeting Agenda and the 2013 Annual Meeting Minutes, click on Annual Meeting under the left “Quicklinks”.
 

WADA CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
KEVIN M. BRYANT, CMAA & CHRISTI ANDRING

Kevin M. Bryant, CMAA from Portland, Oregon will be the featured keynote speaker at the WADA Conference on Monday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m.  Kevin is the President and Founder of Thrive Athletic Consulting, LLC a consulting company focused on encouraging, challenging and assisting high school athletic administrators. Why survive when you can thrive as a HS AD?
 
Kevin has served as athletic administrator and coach at the high school and college level in the NW since 1987. A former two term President of the Oregon Athletic Directors Association (OADA).  Earned his CMAA in 2005 one of the first five Oregon AD’s to do so. Helped write curriculum for LTC 611 and was the national chair for LTC 710.
  • Athletic Director of the Year in Oregon, 2005.
  • Received national recognition for work as a interscholastic athletic administrator
  • 2007 NIAAA  Distinguished Service Award, Nashville TN
  • 2009 NFHS Citation Award, Grapevine, TX
  • Lettered for four years at Western in men’s basketball ending his career as the schools 2ndall time leading scorer.
  • Member of the 1975 Oregon 4A Boys Basketball state championship team at Sunset High School, Beaverton, OR.
     
Motivational speaker, Christi Andringa to headline WADA Annual Conference
Christi Andringa is a motivational speaker, fitness professional, writer and president of Candringa! Productions. By fusing together her business degree, sales and management experience, and passion for fitness, she has created a message that will inspire everyone. She connects the power of both a strong body and strong mind.  Christi is a graduate of the UW-Madison Business School, and a nationally recognized mastter fitness trainer. Be ready to be inspired!
 
 

Vice President Candidate
Tim Collins

Tim has 22 years of experience as an athletic director and has worked at Big Foot High School as the athletic director, facilities director, physical education teacher and coach since 2000.
 
Tim’s coaching experience includes serving as a varsity head coach for cross country, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, baseball and track. Additionally, Tim has been a lower level coach for girls’ basketball, volunteered as an assistant coach for other school programs and has coached numerous youth sports including softball, baseball and basketball programs. Tim has been honored with 11 “Coach of the Year” awards.
 
Tim has served for two years as the District 6 Gender Representative and New Athletic Director Mentor and is finishing his first two-year term on the WADA Board of Directors as the District 6 Representative.  Tim has served on the WIAA Sports Advisory for 4 years, and has been a member of the WIAA Football Ad Hoc Committee for 2 years.
 
Tim holds both a Master’s Degree from UW-Whitewater and a MAEL Administrative Degree from Aurora University. Please see Tim’s complete information (Letter of Candidacy, Resume and Administrative Support Letter)by clicking on Executive Board in the top tool bar and then Officer Candidate Information. Scroll down to the items listed with his name.
 

Vice President Candidate
Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA

Peggy has been the athletic director at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School for 27 years and a physical education teacher for 18 years, serving as the department head for 10 of those years.
 
Peggy‘s coaching experience includes serving as a varsity head coach in the sports of volleyball and girls basketball.  She additionally coached lower levels of volleyball and was an assistant coach for varsity softball and track and field. 
 
Peggy developed a Captain’s Club and Student Athletic Advisory Council for her athletes and coordinates an annual leadership workshop for both students and coaches. Peggy also has been the GMC Conference President, Field Hockey League President as well as past WISADA President from 1998-2000.
 
Peggy has served on the WADA Board of Directors as the District 7 Representative for 3 years and prior to that she has served as the District 7 Gender Representative for 4 years as well as a New A.D. Mentor.  She has 7 years of experience serving on the WIAA Sports Advisory Committee, and has participated in 27 WADA State Conferences and 12 NIAAA National Athletic Director Conferences.
 
Peggy holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and earned her CAA in 1997 and her CMAA in 2001. Please see Peggy’s complete information  (Letter of Candidacy, Resume, Administrative Support Letter and Candidate's Letter to the WADA Membership) by clicking on Executive Board in the top tool bar and then Officer Candidate Information. Scroll down to the items listed with her name.
 
WADA Vice President Elections 
The regular election for the position of WADA Vice President will occur at the annual meeting on November 11.  Two current WADA Board members are running for the office of vice president.  Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA is the District 7 Board Representative and athletic director at Divine Savior Holy Angels.  Tim Collins is the District 6 Board Representative and athletic director at Big Foot High School. 

Declared candidates will be duly nominated at the Opening General Session of the Annual Meeting of the members. At the Opening General Session, each nominee shall be allowed two supporting nomination speeches of no longer than two minutes each.


For information on the duties and responsibilities of the WADA Vice President and specific information on each candidate, click on Executive Board in the top tool bar and Officer Candidate Information. Scroll down to find information on both candidates.


WADA FALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AVAILALBE ONLINE
Online registration is now available on the new WADA website: wisconsin.athletics2000.com .  At the homepage click on 2014 Conference Online Registration. Click on WADA Registration and follow directions. You will find the conference registration, LTI registration, a link to order attendee benefit free gift, and hotel information. There is also a printable form if members want to print off the registration material and mail registration. Online payment can be made by credit card or electronic check. There are deadlines for attendee benefit of Oct 24 and hotel rooms by Oct 8.

WADA State Conference Grant Application
The WADA Board has developed a grant for first time attendees at the annual state conference held in November.  To read more about the grant, please click on “Fall Conference” in the left hand tool bar.

WADA Business Sponsorship
Businesses or corporations interested in becoming a WADA sponsor should contact Greg Smith, Executive Director at:  gsmith.wada@gmail.com  Those interested in becoming a sponsor for the annual conference held in November at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center should contact Greg Harvey at: gharvey@wausauschools.org  

WADA Conference LTI Course Offerings for Credit
Once again WADA is pleased to announce our continued partnership with Edgewood College so that our membership may gain college credit for taking LTI classes AND for attendance at the conference itself.You can earn one (1) credit for each LTI course and up to three (3) credits for attendance at the conference.  The three credit opportunity is broken down as follows;
 
1 credit for registering and attending the conference as verified by the WADA Executive Director/Treasurer.

 
1 credit for writing a one page "reflection paper" on the conference and sending that to the Executive Director.

 
1 credit for writing a one page "ap