The NIAAA Hall of Fame was created to honor retired Athletic Administrators who had exemplary careers in athletic administration both prior to as well as after the formation of the NIAAA. Selection to the NIAAA Athletic Administrators Hall of Fame is a four step process including nomination, screened by the Hall of Fame Screening Committee, rated by the NIAAA Selection Committee and finally, the NIAAA Board of Directors selects those individuals to be inducted.
The first induction ceremony was held on December 15, 2009 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas.
2015 Hall of Fame Induction Class
On December 15, 2015 at the Marriott World Center Hotel in Orlando, Florida at the 46th National Conference for Athletic Directors banquet, the NIAAA inducted the seventh Hall of Fame class. The class of twelve brings the total inductees in seven years to sixty-seven.
Ron Balazs, CAA, Orlando, Florida
Maurice “Bud” Campbell, CAA, Utah (deceased)
Frank Kovaleski, CAA, Anderson, Indiana
David Morgan, CMAA, Mineral, Virginia
E. David Nelson, CMAA, Poquoson, Virginia
Joni Pabst, CAA, Tucosn, Arizona
Ronald Park, Omaha, Nebraska
Sam Rasmussen, CAA, Valparaiso, Indiana
Carol Satterwhite, CAA, Columbia, Maryland
James Simmons, CAA, Lafayette, Lousiaina
Joseph Tonelli, CAA, Milford, Connecticut
Robert Whitehouse, Papillion, Nebraska