NHIAA Awards

The following are various awards that are given each year by the NHIAA. Congratulations to each of this year's winners!

Walter Smith Award

The NHIAA Walter A. Smith Award: Given annually to an individual who has overcome special circumstances and contributed significantly and positively to Interscholastic Athletics.

The 2019-20 recipients are Shawn Marston of Laconia High School and Jacob Wilson of Milford High School. Congratulations!


James W. Desmarais Service Award

James W. Desmarais Service Award: Instituted in 1970 and renamed for former longtime NHIAA Executive Director, James Desmarais, this award is given to recognize meritorious service to the NHIAA.  There have been 63 dedicated individuals recognized for this honor since 1970.

This year's dedicated and capable nominee certainly meets the criteria of the award and matches the contributions of the former inductees.  

The 2019-20 recipient is Bruce Parsons of Plymouth High School. Congratulations!


Carol Dozibrin Advancement of Girls Sports Award

The Carol Dozibrin Advancement of Girls Sports Award Program: First given out in 1996, this award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the development of girls' athletics at the high school level. 

The NHIAA Award Committee is pleased to have selected Patricia Connolly as the 2019-2020 recipient. Congratulations!


NHIAA Hall of Fame Award

The 2019 NHIAA Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Fred Bailey, Groveton (Administrator)

John Bosa, Keene (Athlete)

Mark Collins, Groveton (Coach)

Rick Forge, Gilford (Contributor)

Donna Martineau, Rochester (Official)

Red Rolfe, Penacook (Athlete)

Dennis "Bucky" Tardif, Timberlane (Administrator)