Q&A with Doug Killgore, Arkansas High School Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame Inductee
First, let’s get the timeline figured out. A couple of numbers have been floating around, and we want to set the record straight! How long, and for what years, have you been the Athletic Director at CAC?
18 years total, from 1979-1981 then 2002-present.
We learned earlier this year that you will be inducted into the AHSAAA (Arkansas High School Athletic Administrators Association) Hall of Fame. Congratulations!
We, the AHSAAA, started the Hall of Fame about 10 years ago, and for a few years were playing catch up by inducting Athletic Directors going all the way back to the ‘70s. Now, there are three members a year that are selected. Each year members are nominated by other members, and the Hall of Fame committee considers your resume and history, and then they make the final decision.
I was a good bit surprised that I was informed of it while I was still an AD, because technically you are supposed to have been retired, but the word was out that I was retiring from the profession, so technically I was eligible.
Of course, you’re always honored and flattered that your peers recognize you; that’s always significant. I have bittersweet emotions about my fellow inductees, as one of my very good friends who passed away will also be honored posthumously. She was like a mother to us at the organization, and I wish we had gotten our act together and honored her before she passed.
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