Dawson County High School announced Thursday, Jan. 12, that Athletic Director Bradley Fowler had been voted as the Region 7-3A Athletic Director of the Year.
“It’s real special to me, because Mrs. Negley gave me the opportunity with no athletic director experience,” Fowler said. “I feel that I’ve worked hard and we have a tremendous group of coaches, supportive administration and fantastic Board of Education.”
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Fowler first found himself in Dawson County during his days as a student teacher in 1998 before setting out as an assistant football coach at a few different schools.
He returned to DCHS in 2015 to fill the defensive coordinator position under head coach Sid Maxwell, remaining in that role until the summer of 2021.
When former athletic director Jason Gibson accepted a job in Rabun County, Fowler took the opportunity.
“I was at a point in my career where I was looking to make a transition,” Fowler said. “I love Dawson County…and I was super excited, humbled and honored to get this position.”
Fowler credits the student-athletes of Dawson County and the supportive community for helping the athletics program thrive.
“We have a great group of kids who represent us at a high level across the board,” Fowler said. “Everybody in our county has been super supportive of me and everything that we’re trying to put together here.”