Kathie Tim, the Grand Island Central School District athletic secretary, has received the 2016 Athletic Administrators Association Secretary of the Year Award from Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. She was recognized at the NYSPHSAA conference in Saratoga Springs in March.
This is Tim's 15th year working as the athletic secretary for Athletic Director Jon Roth. "Kathie has a great understanding and commitment to the athletic program and takes pride in her performance and the performance of the Grand Island sports teams," said Roth. "Kathie is dependable, her work ethic is outstanding and she always goes above and beyond job expectations."
When Tim started as little as athletic director secretary, the sports programs consisted of 22 varsity sports and five modified sports and now presently consists of 29 varsity sports and 11 modified sports, increasing her workload. Roth said Tim is extremely flexible when program changes occur and continues to attend workshops and conferences related to updating these changes.
In addition to her daily at athletic duties, she is in charge of all district accident reports (K-12), updating the athletic website, arranging athletic pictures and plaques in the Viking Mall, setting the district intramural schedules and athletic event supervision scheduling, handling the athletic placement process results and all physical education needs. Tim is responsible for the NYSPHSAA team Scholar-Athlete Award recognition ice cream social each season and awarding each athlete a T-shirt, certificate and pin.
"Kathie has a unique ability to work with others, demonstrated when she coordinated with the athletic trainer all the communication, scheduling and documentation of all middle school and high school student-athletes annual sports physicals, which is a huge undertaking," Roth noted.
"Kathie has a great rapport with our Viking coaches, administration and staff, athletic trainer, Niagara Frontier League secretaries and athletic directors and is very loyal to our Viking athletes," Roth said.
This is not Tim's first major award. She was honored at the 2007 Niagara Frontier League banquet as Grand Island's Cornerstone Award recipient for her outstanding contribution to Viking athletics.
"Kathie is a wonderful person to work with, a tremendous asset to the entire athletic program, and I feel the Athletic Department is in a better place because of Kathie Tim," Roth said.