SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick High School Athletic Director Elaine McGrath has been awarded the State Athletic Director of the year, officials said on Tuesday.

McGrath was recently appointed president of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) back on Sept. 19.

According to the press release, McGrath previously served as first president of the NJSIAA last year and was excited to start the new year with a new role.

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“I'm honored to assume the role of president for the NJSIAA this school year,” McGrath said in September.  “I'm ready to work alongside executive committee members and all others involved with the association for the success of scholastic sports across our state.”

The NJSIAA, established in 1919, is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 433 accredited public, private and parochial high schools.  A member of the National Federation of State High Schools Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 32 sports, according to the organization.

Adding this honor to her achievements is quite impressive, given that they both happened within the span of a couple of months.

"Being nominated the Athletic Director of the year for the state is an honor," McGrath said this week about the honor.  "I am humbled and thrilled about it."

McGrath has worked hard for this notable achievement throughout her career.

"I have directed my professional career to athletics, as a coach and as an administrator," McGrath said.  "I have always wanted to direct an athletic program fueled with integrity while providing the best possible high school athletic experience for our student athletes."

She noted that she is lucky to have worked in a great town with an exceptional athletic program across her successful career.

"I am fortunate to work for a school district that is extremely supportive by providing one of the best facilities in high school athletics."

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