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 Good News: SRU graduate garners national AD honors 



SRU Good News for Nov. 6, 2009


    Jack Fullen, a 1963 Slippery Rock University graduate and current athletic director for the Blackhawk School District in Beaver Falls, will receive a National Federation of State High School Associations Citation Dec. 14 in Dallas, Texas, during luncheon festivities at the 40th annual National Athletic Directors Conference sponsored jointly by the NFHS and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

     NFHS Citations are presented annually to outstanding athletic directors in recognition of contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels. State associations nominate athletic directors for NFHS Citations, and the NFHS board of directors approves recipients.

    Fullen has served the Blackhawk School District since 1974 in a variety of capacities. He has been the district's athletic director since 1974, but has also served as an assistant principal, assistant to the superintendent, assistant superintendent and acting superintendent. Prior to joining the Blackhawk staff, Fullen was a teacher and coach in the New Brighton School District.

     Fullen was awarded the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 1994, was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Director of the Year in 1998 and received the PSADA Distinguished Service Award in 2000. He has also been inducted into three halls of fame, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

     He received his master's from Pennsylvania State University.


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