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Adam Jonson Named Athletic Director of the Year in the Red River Athletic Conference

by Sarah Black | Jun 01, 2018
Congratulations to Adam Jonson on being named RRAC Athletic Director of the Year.

LSUA is proud to announce Adam Jonson has been recognized as Athletic Director of the Year in the Red River Athletic Conference.

According to the RRAC, the award recognizes the leader who had the best year in overall program improvement, facility development, game administration, NAIA Champions of Character commitment, ability to hire and keep quality coaches, program growth in sports and revenue opportunities, contributions at the conference and national levels, and student-athlete development. The award is determined through a vote by all RRAC athletic directors.

“This accolade is only possible through the collaborative efforts of our Athletics department staff and campus personnel. A team effort will always outshine individual efforts, and we have tremendous campus administration, coaches, student-athletes who work together for the greater good,” said Jonson. “Being recognized among my peers in our league is a true honor, but this simply represents all in our league who work diligently to put our student-athletes in the best possible position for success.”

Jonson took over LSUA Athletics in September 2016 as the fourth athletic director in university history. In his first year at the helm, he helped lead the Generals to a record number of team championships, national tournament appearances, national tournament finishes, revenues generated, and scholar-athletes on the conference honor roll. That success has continued into the 2017-2018 campaign, highlighted by men’s basketball finishing as the national championship runner-up in the NAIA.

“LSUA is extremely fortunate to have someone of Adam’s caliber leading the athletic department,” said Dr. Guiyou Huang, chancellor of LSUA. “Not only is he dedicated to his coaches, staff, and student athletes, he brings energy and excitement to the department. He is very deserving of this honor.”

Jonson says while the LSUA Athletics have emerged as a national force, the Generals will continue to work toward bringing home national championships and graduating 100 percent of the university’s student-athletes.

Jonson is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and was chosen to serve on the first-ever NAIA Tennis National Selection Committee. He also serves as the RRAC’s softball sport liaison.