Peoria High School Athletic and Activities Director Brien Dunphy is a finalist in the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2020 National Athletic Director of the Year. Dunphy is one of eight finalists nationwide. Finalists were chosen based on:
Tenure as an athletic director
Improvements in facilities
State, state qualifier and conference tournaments managed
Professional high school athletic service
High school athletic director honors received
Professional contributions made for national, state, regional or conference clinics or conferences
Education, training, safety and other types of programs developed or led at the state or local level.
The state association’s membership in NHSACA.
Dunphy has served as Athletic and Activities Director at Peoria High School since 2011. Prior to that he was Special Education/Vocational Coordinator and Manual High School and Woodruff High School. Over the course of his career he has coached cross country, track and football as well as managing track and cross country meets.
Dunphy’s past awards and leadership positions include:
2019 Illinois Coaches Association Athletic Director of the Year
2018 Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Steve Kouri MVP Award
2017-18 Big 12 Conference President
2017-present IADA Host Committee
2017 NHSACA Distinguished Service Award
2017 NHSACA Host Committee
2016-present NIAAA Scholarship Committee
2015-present IHSA State Basketball Host Committee
The NHSACA 2020 National Athletic Director of the Year will be announced at the National COTY/AD of the Year Awards Banquet on July 23, 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska.