Athletic Director Tom Nerl Receives National Recognition

The Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) announced on Tuesday that Mariemont Athletic Director Tom Nerl has been selected to receive top professional honors. Nerl will be earning the National Interscholastic Athletic Directors (NIAAA) “Distinguished Service Award”  at the 2019 national conference in December and is one of only two Athletic Directors in the state of Ohio to receive this national acclaim.

Nerl has served as the Mariemont Athletic Director for the past 15 years and has earned numerous recognitions throughout his professional career, including the 2010 OIAAA Southwest District “A.D. of the Year”, 2012 “Ohio Award of Merit”, and the Southwest Ohio District’s “Citation”, “Distinguished Service” and “Professional Development” awards during the past seven years.

He has served both the Southwest District as well as the NIAAA in numerous capacities. He has been a Southwest District officer since 2009, having served as the organization’s president from 2013-2015. He currently oversees the Mentorship program for Ohio’s Southwest District. At the national level, Nerl has been an active committee member on the Hall of Fame and Mentoring Committees and participated as a national workshop moderator from 2014 through 2018. He also has been a Leadership Training Institute (LTI) instructor at both the state and national levels for multiple years and is currently on the LTI 502 National Faculty for the NIAAA.

For the school district, Nerl oversees 41 athletic teams at Mariemont High School and Mariemont Junior High School.

“Tom Nerl is a fantastic athletic director and is very deserving of this national recognition” said Mariemont City Schools superintendent Steven Estepp. “Tom works tirelessly every day to better our student athletes, coaches and teams and we are very lucky to have him leading our athletic program.”

Nerl will receive his award in National Harbor (Washington, D.C.) during the National Athletic Directors Conference December 12-17, 2019. Over 2,000 interscholastic athletic administrators from around the country, along with over 100 international athletic directors, attend the annual event.

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