Richard Schaub, athletic director for Syosset Central School District, has been selected to receive the New York State Athletics Administrators Association Apple Appreciation Award for Section VIII. He was honored at the AAA conference in Saratoga Springs from March 12-14.
Award-winners are picked based on their service to the schools and community in the areas of physical education and athletics, as well as contributions to the success of the association — specifically at the grassroots level — within respective leagues and chapters. The award seeks to recognize loyal members who continuously volunteer and dedicate their time to make the association, which is a central cornerstone to professional development of athletic administrators in New York State, better and more productive.
Schaub has been an athletic director for 24 years, serving eight years in Syosset. Under his direction, Syosset has 113 teams with 2,500 students in the athletic program, along with a diverse array of supporting programs including Athletes Helping Athletes, the Wounded Warrior Program and Hope for Humanity. In addition to these three programs, he started a coach mentoring program for new coaches and Athlete of the Week.
Schaub was the president of the Nassau County Athletic Association from 2011-2013 and has been the Nassau County safety chairperson and New York State Safety committee representative since 2006.
Prior to becoming an athletic director, Schaub served as a health and physical education teacher, writing both physical education and health curriculum for grades K-12. He’s coached numerous teams over the years and was honored as Newsday’s Football Head Coach of the Year in 1993 and Nassau County’s Softball Coach of the Year three times. Additionally, Schaub has run one full and 23 half marathons.
— Syosset School District