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Scott Carroll Receives NIAAA Honor

Scott Carroll, Cleveland Middle School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, has been recognized by The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, Mr. Carroll has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions and on-going professional development in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. Scott Carroll is one of a very elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism, only 4% of athletic directors across the country have received this designation.

Dr. Russell Dyer, Director of Cleveland City Schools, said, “We are proud of Mr. Carroll for achieving the Certified Master Athletic Administrator credential.  He is one of 14 athletic administrators in the State of Tennessee to earn this achievement.  Mr. Carroll is a die-hard Blue Raider and works each day to ensure our student-athletes are ready for both what happens in the classroom and what takes place on the field.” 

Scott Carroll oversees the CMS athletics program, which encompasses 22 varsity teams and 11 JV teams with over 600 students participating in athletics. Carroll has coached football for 29 years, baseball at Cleveland High School for 21 years, and has been the voice of the Cleveland High School football team on WCLE Radio for the last 29 years. Coach Carroll has received the NIAAA State Award of Merit; he was the Tennessee Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (TIAAA) Athletic Director of the Year in 2011 and the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011.

This voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience, NIAAA Leadership Courses and professional contributions. It is culminated with a practical written or oral presentation project.


The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 11,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.