Northwood’s Jason Amy named N.C.’s Athletic Director of the Year

Posted 9/15/21

PITTSBORO — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has named Jason Amy as the state Athletic Director of the Year for the 2020-21 school year when he served as athletic director at …

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Northwood’s Jason Amy named N.C.’s Athletic Director of the Year

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PITTSBORO — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has named Jason Amy as the state Athletic Director of the Year for the 2020-21 school year when he served as athletic director at Northwood High School.

The state awards are designed to recognize those who have done the most for high school athletics in the state rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding record.

Amy, who’s now the AD at Seaforth High School, had been a long-time athletic director at Northwood. In 15 years with the school — 11 years as the athletic director — Amy took on many roles, including that of a health/physical education teacher, varsity wrestling/women’s golf coach and, of course, athletic director.

The Chargers had one of their best years in recent memory in the 2020-21 school year, sending the men’s basketball team to the state championship game and making deep playoff runs in football, women’s basketball and several other sports.

This is the second major award given to Amy for his accomplishments at Northwood last school year, as he was also named the Big 8 Coach of the Year for women’s golf this past spring.

“We are extremely proud of Mr. Amy’s honor,” said Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson. “It’s representative of the hard work and dedication he puts in, and it’s an award he truly deserves.”

Tavares Toomer, NCHSAA director of business and finance, presented the award to Amy at the Monday’s Chatham County Board of Education meeting.

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