For the third consecutive year, a Dublin City Schools athletics director is receiving a special award.

Scioto’s Nick Magistrale has been named Central Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Athletics Director of the Year.

Last year, Jerome’s Joe Bline received the award in his first year with the school. In 2016, his predecessor, Ryan Walker, shared the award with Madison Christian’s Andy Scholz.

Magistrale, 44, has been at Scioto for seven years after serving as the first athletics director at Jerome from 2004-11. Prior to that, he was the AD at DeSales for four years.

Magistrale, who will receive the award during a ceremony in the spring, credits his support staff and administrators for the honor.

“The school administration is very supportive of athletics here at Scioto, and Pam White as athletics secretary with day-to-day operations, I couldn’t do this job without a great person in that position,” Magistrale said. “We’ve made great strides as a coaching staff as a whole. People are going the extra mile to put in the extra work in training for our student-athletes to help them reach their potential.”

Football coach Karl Johnson said Magistrale’s honor is well-deserved.

“Nick has worked hard to support coaches and athletes in all areas of our athletics department,” Johnson said. “He is truly committed to Dublin Scioto and all of our teams. He wants every coach, player and team to be successful on and off the field.”

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