On Saturday May 11, Varsity Brands recognized Dr. Chris Hobbs, athletic director at the King’s Academy, as the Spirit Awards National Athletic Director of the Year.
Varsity Brands is the parent company of BSN Sports, Herff Jones and Varsity Cheer. The annual awards ceremony, hosted at Disney’s Epcot Center, recognizes the most dynamic educational leaders in the country, such as principals, superintendents, teachers and directors.
Hobbs was chosen from more than 600 nominees based on his commitment to the success of the coaches and student-athletes at TKA on and off the field.
Hobbs has had a busy 12 months, as he received the Coach & AD Magazine “Top 40 Under 40” designation for his leadership in the sports industry, completed his doctoral degree in education, was published and featured on podcasts multiple times, and oversaw an athletic department that claimed 11 major championships.
“The coaches and student-athletes of the King’s Academy have been a huge blessing to me,” Hobbs said. “I’m simply a reflection of all of these amazing people. Our entire community is passionate about the success of our athletic department, so leading and serving them all is a joy.”