M-A’s Athletic Director Paul Snow named State Boys AD of the Year

by Contributed Content on March 14, 2022

Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Director Paul Snow has been selected as the California State Boys Athletic Director of the Year by the California Coaches Association and will be honored at their banquet in Redwood City on June 11th. Snow was previously honored by the CCA as the Northern California Girls AD of the Year in 2017.

Coach Snow has been a teacher and girls soccer coach at M-A since 2005 and took over as Athletic Director, along with Steven Kryger, in 2011. Over the last 11 years as AD, Menlo-Atherton has earned 158 League, 41 Sectional (CCS), 4 NorCal, and 5 State titles. Paul also serves on the CIF Athletic Directors Advisory Council, the CCS ADAC, and CCS Board of Managers. His service to youth sports goes well beyond the boundaries of Menlo-Atherton High School.

Paul earned his CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 2019, becoming one of just over 1,000 who hold such a designation in the entire country. He was invited to present at the National AD Conference in 2020 and he has also helped mentor new ADs in the Central Coast Section for the past three years.

Asked for his most memorable moment in his time at Menlo-Atherton, Paul didn’t hesitate to bring up the CCS title that girls soccer won in 2016. That game was played in 50 mph winds with unrelenting rain. M-A trailed Branson 2-0, but the wind favored the Bears in the 2nd half, and they scored 3 goals in the last 10 minutes of the game, and took home the title with a 3-2 victory.

Photo by Bob Dalhberg

One Comment

Andrew Stuart March 16, 2022 at 1:16 pm

What a great honor!! M-A is lucky to have such a dynamic Athletic Director. Go Bears!

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