Granada High School


Granada's Clark Conover Named NCS Athletic Director of the Year


Clark Conover of Granada High School (GHS) has been named the North Coast Section (NCS) Athletic Director of the Year, by the California State Athletic Directors Association, for his commitment to school athletics. Now in his eleventh year as Athletic Director, Conover has displayed extraordinary dedication and leadership in his role overseeing the 25 athletics programs at GHS. His programs have represented the best in teamwork and character building.

To qualify for the award, candidates needed to have made a significant impact on students' lives and used athletics as a catalyst to achieve some progress in social and cultural environment of the school and community. Philomena Rambo, former principal of GHS, praised Conover for his leadership as athletic director. "His dedication to all students has led to the development of a culture of caring and support that defines Granada athletics," she said. Conover also motivates students to perform in the classroom as well as in their athletic endeavors. "He places a high value on the academic success of students and believes in the concept of a scholarly athlete," said GHS Principal PJ Daley.

Conover has had an enormous impact over the years at GHS; past students and athletes return year after year to pay him a visit. With his enthusiasm and deep involvement in the school, he has encouraged dozens of undecided students to join sports teams and helped to develop a spirited culture throughout GHS to support fellow classmates - instilling a sense of sportsmanship and family to the community. "Clark is one of the most humble, honest, and dedicated people I have had the pleasure to work with," said Daley. "Under his leadership, students not only see an example of what it means to be a great student-athlete, but ultimately what it means to be a better person."


~ Article reprinted from Livermore Patch

Posted by: Jennifer Advincula Published:1/2/18
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