Mr. Don Short, Athletic Director/Trainer at Hopewell Area School District has been named Pennsylvania Region IV Athletic Director of
the Year. In 1988, he became a
certified athletic trainer, earning his Athletic Administrator certificate in
2003. Mr. Short was hired as Hopewell
Area School District’s athletic trainer in 1989 and has served as the
district’s athletic director since 2002. Mr. Short is a graduate of Allegheny College and Aliquippa High School.
During Mr. Short’s tenure
at Hopewell, he has supervised and coordinated four PIAA and 13 WPIAL team championships
as well as numerous section championships.
Mr. Short’s proudest
accomplishment during his 17 years as athletic director was his involvement with
the district’s recently renovated Tony Dorsett Stadium. From its conception to completion, Mr. Short
was actively involved with coordination, overseeing the daily construction.
Mr. Short has served as
MAC President from 2011-2013. His
memberships include WPIAL Sports Medicine, PSADA, and has served as WPIAL game
manager for many soccer, football, and volleyball events.
Don currently resides in
the Hopewell School District with his wife, Lynn.