Mr. Radniecki named AD of the Year!
“The banner project has been the most extensive project I have ever done,” said Radniecki.
Although the floors and scoreboards are completed, the banner project is ongoing. The plan is to replace the old banners in the sports center with a single banner for each sport. The current state championship banners will still be on display, but with remaining banners will be replaced with new, uniform banners.
But compiling a complete list of championships for each sport has been a challenge, Radniecki explained. While the trophy cases have most of the information they need, he is taking the time to locate other historical references to prevent an athletic milestone from being inadvertently forgotten.
Although the banner project has been extensive and time-consuming, Radniecki said that the Covid restrictions were by far the most challenging time of his athletic director career. The face masks, playing with limited spectators, the exposure quarantines, and removing games from the season, were all stressful aspects of his job. It’s a time period he hopes to never have to repeat.
Even in challenging times, Radniecki said his primary role has always remained the same: “To foster a positive, friendly, safe environment for our student athletes to be able to participate in activities.”
From physicals to officials, there are many aspects that must be in place before students can play. Since Radniecki can name several examples of skills he gained while playing high school sports, he believes in the benefits of today’s students being involved in school activities.
Two examples of skills Radniecki learned from his basketball coach are the value of relationships and the importance of asking others for help. Both of these skills he utilized throughout his life.
Skills like these have helped him form great relationships with others–which Radniecki says is the key to a good athletic director.
Congratulations, Matt Radniecki!