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H-F’s Skowronski honored

Updated: July 11, 2012 6:06AM



The Illinois Athletic Directors Association recognized Homewood-Flossmoor athletic director Joe Skowronski as the Class 3A/4A Division 3 nominee for Athletic Director of the Year and a 2012 Retiree in a recent awards ceremony held at the IADA state conference in Peoria.

Skowronski has been a member of the IADA for 33 years and served Bloom Trail High School and Eisenhower High School before working at Homewood-Flossmoor, where he has been the director of Athletics and Student Activities since 2006. Skowronski has also been a teacher of physical education, math and driver education. He has coached football, boys gymnastics, track, basketball and girls volleyball. The positions of dean, assistant principal, and Booster Club liasion have all been occupied by Skowronski, who left a lasting impression on everyone he worked with.

With degrees from the University of Illinois and Governors State University, Skowronski has been working with high school students since 1976. Andrew athletic director Rich Piatchek said that Skowronski has “been a great representative of his family, his school. He has always placed the needs of the athletes in the school as his highest priority in all decisions he makes.”

As he seeks to serve those athletes, Skowronski has volunteered his time and energy to the reconstruction of the stadium complex and the McLegends basketball game. Additionally, Skowronski has earned CAA and CMAA certifications.

Skowronski’s service to state athletic organizations is as exemplary as his work at the high school level.

Skowronski has served on the Track and Field Advisory Board and as a certified boys gymnastic official for 36 years.

He and his team have hosted and managed more than 100 regional and sectional tournaments. Additionally, they have hosted numerous rules interpretation meetings for coaches and officials.

The IADA is thankful for his work on the registration committee and all he has done as a mentor to new athletic directors.

In service to his conference, Skowronski has been the SICA secretary and vice president as well as the secretary, vice-president and president of the SWSC.

Skowronski and his wife, Norma, have three grown children: Joe, Scott and Steven.

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