A CCSD leader has been named the Region 4-7A Athletic Director of the Year!
Jeremy Adams, the athletic director and an assistant principal for Cherokee High School, now is in the running for the State title in recognition of his service to high school athletics and student athletes.
“We’re so proud of Jeremy and the leadership he brings not only to athletics, but also to academics, community service and the overall positive culture at his school,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “He’s an inspiring young leader who has earned this well-deserved recognition.”
In his third year at Cherokee HS following 12 years of teaching and coaching in CCSD, Coach Adams has earned accolades including Region Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013 and Atlanta Metro Coach of the Year, in recognition of his success coaching the Sequoyah High School Chief basketball team to Region Championships and State Playoffs.
As Cherokee High’s athletic director, Coach Adams has emphasized building and promoting the entire athletics program, including the recent creation of the Warrior Volleyball Center at the school’s newly established Cherokee North building and leading the efforts to launch a Cherokee High School Sports Hall of Fame.
In addition to overseeing athletics, his role at Cherokee High includes supporting 11th-grade student services and the annual college fair; transportation and parking; and Partners in Education. He also leads the school’s Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) program sponsored by Chick-fil-A, which focuses on creating and sustaining a positive school culture by serving others.
“I have a passion for teaching, learning and building lasting relationships with students,” Coach Adams said.