Mr. Michael Williams
Gettysburg Area School District, Gettysburg, PA
Email: mwilliams@gettysburg.k12.pa.us

Mike is currently the Director of Athletics for the Gettysburg Area School District. Prior to that he served as the Coordinator of Athletics for the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) in Maryland. The Gettysburg School District is recognized as one of the top school districts in south-central Pennsylvania. The HCPSS is recognized by as one of the top public school systems in the Nation. The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association identified the HCPSS Interscholastic Athletic Program as a 2012 recipient of the NIAAA Quality Program Award at the Exemplary Level.

As a Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA), Mike administered a high school athletic league with 12 schools, 12 Athletics and Activities Managers, 12 Athletic Trainers, over 10,700 student participants, and over 6,000 athletic contests in 27 different sports while in Howard County. In Gettysburg, Mike administers one high school and one middle school with 600 athletes, 80 coaches, 2 athletic trainers, 2 assistant athletic directors and almost 800 contests in 23 sports.
While in Howard County, Mike was recognized as a national leader in concussion education and management and interscholastic sports for students with disabilities. The programs he helped develop there became models for MD State Legislature mandated programs. He has participated as a presenter at national and state conferences, consortiums, and webinars.

As a National Faculty Member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Leadership Training Institute, Mike serves as a National Instructor and C-Chair of Leadership Training Course (LTC) 799: Standards of Excellence in Interscholastic Athletic Programs; National Instructor and Vice Chair of LTC 707: Assessment of Interscholastic Athletic Programs and Personnel. As a Maryland State Faculty Member of the NIAAA, Mike serves as a State Instructor in LTC 707; LTC 504: Legal Issues I (Risk Management); LTC 506: Athletic Administration: Legal issues II (Title IX, Sexual Harassment); LTC 508: Legal Issues III (Hazing, ADA, Employment Law).

Since its inception in 2008, Mike has served as an international faculty member and tutor for the International Coaching Enrichment and Certification Program (ICECP). This United States Olympic Committee, Olympic Solidarity, and University of Delaware coaching program annually certifies dozens of Olympic and National team coaches from developing nations from around the world.
Mike’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s of Science from Frostburg State University in Political and Social Science, a Master’s of Liberal Arts from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), and a Master’s of Education in the Administration of Athletics and Physical Education from McDaniel College.
In addition to his designation as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator, Mike has earned Instructor Level Certifications as a Certified Conditioning Specialist from the National Sports Performance Association (NSPA), Sports First Aid from the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), Fundamentals of Coaching from the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and is a NFHS Level I Accredited Interscholastic Soccer Coach.

Mike and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) worked collaboratively with the University of Delaware’s International Sports Institute from 2005 - 2103, assisting the U of DE with groups from Senegal, India, and Palestine. Collaborating with the United States Department of State, Mike and the HCPSS hosted groups from Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, Taiwan, and Maldives.

Mike has been an athletic administrator for over 25 years and his coaching career spanned 3 decades, at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Currently, Mike consults both nationally and internationally as a recognized expert in Student-Centered, Education-Based Athletic Programs.