Pinkerton coach given national honor

AMANDA SABGA/File photoPinkerton Coach Brian O'Reilly during a Pinkerton football game. O'Reilly is being honored for his years of athletic coaching and leadership.

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has honored a longtime Pinkerton Academy coach with a Certified Athletic Administrator designation.

Brian O'Reilly, athletic director at Pinkerton, has been recognized after demonstrating the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration.

The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

O'Reilly is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 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.

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