Nickie McCarty awarded Class 4A Ath­letic Di­rec­tor of the Year for 2017-18

The Taos News - - SPORTS -

They say win­ning isn’t ev­ery­thing.

But, if done in a fair and bal­anced way, win­ning can be a healthy thing. After a stel­lar year at the helm of the Taos Tigers ath­letic depart­ment, Nickie McCarty has re­ceived a ma­jor thumbs up from the New Mex­ico Ac­tiv­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion.

McCarty was se­lected as the Class 4A Ath­letic Di­rec­tor of the Year at the NMAA’s an­nual Di­rec­tor’s Cup Award cer­e­mony in Al­bu­querque Oct. 1.

And though the pa­ram­e­ters of the Di­rec­tor’s Cup has a huge em­pha­sis on win­ning: dis­trict and state team cham­pi­onships garner points to­wards its at­tain­ment, sports­man­ship is a big de­ter­mi­nant as well. So, an ath­letic pro­gram that has mul­ti­ple team cham­pi­onships win a cer­tain amount of points to­ward the win­ning of that year’s cup. How­ever, teams are pe­nal­ized if re­spec­tive coaches and play­ers re­ceive game ejec­tions dur­ing games.

McCarty’s teams did well in 2017-18 with sev­eral state cham­pi­onships and min­i­mal in­frac­tions, plac­ing third (tied with Robert­son) be­hind Hope Chris­tian (Al­bu­querque) and Sil­ver High School.

None­the­less, the long­stand­ing Taos AD has many ac­com­plish­ments and ac­co­lades to hang her hat on. A grate­ful com­mu­nity con­grat­u­lates McCarty.

Cour­tesy NMAA

New Mex­ico Ac­tiv­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers stand with Nickie McCarty (cen­ter) as she is rec­og­nized as the 2017-18 Class 4A Ath­letic Di­rec­tor of the Year for her ser­vice and ded­i­ca­tion to Taos Tiger ath­let­ics and ac­tiv­i­ties at the an­nual NMAA Di­rec­tor’s Cup in Al­bu­querque Oct. 1. In ad­di­tion to pro­mot­ing Ti­tle IX and Com­pete With Class pro­grams within her purview, she is also a NMAA com­mis­sioner rep­re­sent­ing larger schools in the state.

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