BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – Just three years into the new gig, Fort Madison Athletic Director Jeremy Swink has been named Southeast Iowa Middle School AD of the year.
Swink, who was hired as the Fort Madison AD in 2018, said he was surprised even being nominated by was humbled by the honor.
“To be recognized by your colleagues and peers is something very humbling,” Swink said. “But I have a feeling that there’s others out there that are more deserving that me.”
Swink said ADs throughout the country are scrambling right now day to day to redo schedules, working with other ADS and administrators.
The honor comes from the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association that honors five middle school and five high school ADS each year.
Swink said he’s not even sure he cast a ballot after the nomination forms were sent out due to hectic schedule he’s been dealing with the school being in remote learning models.
“It was certainly nothing that was on my radar and honestly, I don’t know that I saw the ballots,” Swink said. “I would certainly say this is a surprise to me.”
Swink was the Athletic Director, teacher and coach at Burlington Notre Dame for three years prior to coming to Fort Madison.