About Kelly Fish, CMAA

TIAAA President: Kelly Fish, CMAA

Assistant Head of School for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives
Currey Ingram Academy
6544 Murray Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027

Kelly Fish has been at Currey Ingram Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee since 2011. For eleven years, she served as Director of Athletics for grades 5-12. In 2022, she became the Assistant Head of School for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives. Kelly previously worked at Belmont University in leadership positions in both advancement and athletics, serving as the Director of Young Alumni Programs and the Assistant Coach and Travel Coordinator for the Belmont Women’s Basketball team during her tenure.

Coach Fish holds a Master of Sport Administration degree from Belmont University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Louisville. In 2016, Kelly earned her Certified Master Athletic Administrator license from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). She was named the 2016 State Award of Merit award winner from Tennessee by the Tennessee Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (TIAAA) on behalf of the NIAAA. She served as the Membership Coordinator for the TIAAA from 2016-2023. During that time, the organization experienced 300%+ growth and received membership commendations from the NIAAA multiple times. Kelly teaches Leadership Training Courses for the NIAAA at the state and national level and serves as the course chair for LTC 701. She is currently serving a 2-year term as the President of the TIAAA Board (2023-2025). In 2018, Kelly was added as one of twenty administrators and educators nationwide as a national team member of the Safe Sport Zone. Kelly served on the host committee for the National Athletic Directors Conference (NADC) in 2016 and was the chair of the host committee in 2022, the largest ever NADC! Kelly was nominated by the TIAAA and was selected as the Bruce D. Whitehead Distinguished Service Award recipient by the NIAAA in 2021. In 2023, she was the recipient of the TIAAA's J. Richard Carroll Award for Leadership. 

Kelly is a member and state coordinator for the Global Community of Women in High School Sports, was a part of the NIAAA U Leadership Cohort, served as a NIAAA delegate from Tennessee, participated in the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools Leadership Cohort, and served on the athletic directors conference host committee for the Southern Association of Independent Schools. Kelly has presented at the local, state, and national level on a variety of topics pertaining to educational-based athletics and leadership.