Bryan County High School has been named the winner of the Region 2-AA sportsmanship award for the 2015-2016 school year, although Athletic Director Keith Wright said it is more of a “community” award.
The awards are presented annually to one school in each region by the Georgia High School Association and are sponsored by the Georgia Electric Membership Corporations.
“This is really a community award because it involves everyone from the administrators to the spectators,” Wright said.
The award includes grading each school on a scale of one to five points on several criterion for administrators, coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and spectators. Voting is done by the leadership committee in each region, which is comprised by of principals and athletic directors. Wright current serves as vice president for the committee in Region 2-AA.
“We have a lot of veteran coaches who model and teach good sportsmanship,” Wright said.
One area coaches are graded on, for example, is being “a modest winner and a gracious loser.” Any school that has three or more ejections of coaches and/or athletes during the course of a year is automatically ineligible to win the award.