Mike Kimmons, CMAA, has spent his entire 29-year career in his home state of Tennessee as a teacher, coach and administrator. He began his career at Ripley High School and since 1998 has served as the athletic administrator/assistant principal for Adamsville (Tennessee) High School.
Kimmons has been district coordinator of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) since 2005. He has also been an ex officio member on the TSSAA Board of Control and Legislative Council since 2010.
Kimmons held the position of president of the Tennessee Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (TIAAA) in 2010-11. He was also the vice president of the organization from 2008 to 2010 and currently serves on the TIAAA Board of Directors (since 2003) and as the TIAAA chair of the Tennessee Athletic Directors Conference Program Committee (since 2000).
Kimmons has taught multiple NIAAA Leadership Training Institute (LTI) classes at state conferences and has attended athletic director conferences in Alabama, California and Kentucky in an effort to improve Tennessee’s conference. Kimmons was also named the Tennessee Athletic Director of the Year in 1997.
A 15-year member of the NIAAA, Kimmons currently serves as a member of the organization’s Awards Committee. In 1997, Kimmons was a member of the Tennessee Host Committee for the National Athletic Directors Conference, and 10 years later was chair of the host committee.
Kimmons, who has attended 14 of the past 15 national conferences, taught LTI classes as part of the first NIAAA Urban Outreach program in Memphis in 2006. He taught the same courses to several new athletic directors from the Memphis area the next year as well. Kimmons has served as a speaker, moderator and delegate at several national conferences.
In addition to his administrative duties, Kimmons served as an umpire for eight TSSAA state baseball tournaments from 1990 to 2005. In 2004, he was awarded the TSSAA Distinguished Service Award and the NIAAA State Award of Merit, and in 2008, he received the A.F. Bridges Official of the Year Award from the TSSAA.
courtesy of CoachT.com