Dave Boyack honored as Athletic Director of the Year
Dave Boyack was honored recently as the Athletic Director of the Year by the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in St. George.
Boyack is a graduate of Spanish Fork High School where he was a multi-sport athlete, participating as a member of the baseball, football, track, basketball and golf teams. He attended Snow College for two years and was a member of the football and track teams. Boyack was a conference champion in track at Snow College.
Boyack worked at Spanish Fork High School for 27 years as the head coach of track and cross country. His teams won 30 region championships in cross country and track along with one state championship in cross country and five state championships in track and field.
Boyack has been the athletic director at Maple Mountain High School since it opened seven years ago. The athletic department at Maple Mountain has won 32 region titles and six state titles. In just over six years, Maple Mountain High student athletes have been awarded 97 Academic All-State awards.
Coach Boyack was named Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1993 by the Utah High School Activities Association and Utah Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2006 by the National Federation of State High School Association.
He instituted a service initiative for student athletes that has included elementary school reading, lunchtime activities at elementary schools and the Superstars Track and Field Day for special needs students in Nebo School District. He also brought on the Especially for Athletes program that involves athletes in reaching out to students who need a friend. Go to www.especiallyforathletes.com for more details.
Maple Mountain’s athletic department has won the UIAAA Directors Cup in 2012-2013 and 2014-2015. This award recognizes the top 4A school in overall athletic accomplishment along with academic success. Last year Maple Mountain also won the Deseret News 4A All Sports Award.
Boyack has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator; only approximately 5 percent in Utah have this certification. He serves as the current president of the Utah High School Athletic Directors Association.
Dave is married to Michele Boyack. and they are the proud parents of Jamie, Kourtney, Tyler and Alisha.
--- Note: At Serve Daily we love the Especially for Athletes program - we have their four steps on our desk: 1. First Things First. 2. Compete without contempt. 3. Seek to be your best. 4. Seek to Bless not to impress.