Jeff Paske, Director of Health and Athletics at Johnson City School District, became a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Paske completed a thorough certification process including an evaluation of his educational and professional careers, classes through the NIAAA, and a passing score on a comprehensive exam. 

He joins an elite group of certified athletic administrators nationally. Paske hopes the recognition will help to inspire some of his student-athletes.

"We want to get better every day," said Paske. "This is what we talk to the kids about, so we want to professionally develop ourselves, become good role models for the kids and hopefully they get that as well."