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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sobrilsky to Receive NIAAA Distinguished Service Award

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Todd Sobrilsky, athletic director and associate principal at Brookfield Central High School and member of the WIAA Advisory Council, is one of nine individuals named as recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

Sobrilsky will be honored Dec. 15 in Orlando, Fla., during the banquet at the 46th annual National Athletic Directors Conference conducted jointly by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the NIAAA.

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to individuals from within the NIAAA membership in recognition of their length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels. Nominations are submitted by state athletic directors associations, screened by the NIAAA Awards Committee and selected by the NIAAA Board of Directors.

Sobrilsky oversees 26 sports programs and more than 100 coaches at Brookfield Central, as well as more than 60 student activity groups and clubs. In 2011, he initiated and developed the Brookfield Central High School Hall of Fame, coordinated a fundraising campaign to retire long-term booster club debt and oversaw the building of a new turf baseball facility. 

Sobrilsky also has been a site coordinator for more than 25 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) State Sectional Finals. In addition, Brookfield High School has served as host to the largest girls basketball event in the state, in which 38 teams participate in 50 games on Thanksgiving weekend.

At the state level, he served on the WIAA Sports Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2010, including a term as chair from 2007 to 2009, and currently serves on the WIAA Advisory Council.

For the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA), Sobrilsky has been the state’s LTI Coordinator since 2005 and a member of the state’s leadership training teaching faculty since 2002. In 2012, he initiated WADA’s “On the Road” LTI series, traveling across the state to teach LTI courses to athletic directors. Since 2012, he has been the WADA state certification chair, and has coordinated the LTI 502 course offering provided at the WIAA’s New Athletic Director’s Workshop since 2005.

At the national level, Sobrilsky, an NIAAA lifetime member, has completed 27 NIAAA Leadership Training Institute (LTI) courses. He has been a member of the National Conference Faculty since 2007 and is a presenter for Leadership Training Course 502. Sobrilsky has been LTI state coordinator since 2005 and LTI state certification coordinator since 2012. He also is state coordinator of the NIAAA Professional Development Academy.

Sobrilsky’s career in athletic administration in Wisconsin began in 2000 as assistant principal/activities director of Mount Horeb Area School District. In 2002, he moved to Beaver Dam Unified School District, and after five years there, became associate principal at Green Bay Area Public Schools. In 2010, he moved to his current position as associate principal of the Elmbrook School District and Brookfield Central High School.

Among his honors, Sobrilsky was named WADA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012-13, and in 2013 was honored with the WADA Andy Anderson Award for Exemplary Service.


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