MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) recently announced that Sarah Whaley at Marana High School was selected as the 2017-18 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 5A Sonoran Region AD of the Year.
Marana High School Principal David Mandel shared with the 5A Conference that, "Sarah stepped into the role of AD just over two years ago at MHS, and since then has made significant contributions to the Athletics Department. Sarah has helped to elevate the expectations of coaches, support high quality coaches and programs, and make sound financial decisions to make sure that we are able to provide exceptional experiences for the athletes. I believe that Sarah catalyzed the improvement process by being visible, celebrating achievements, and holding athletes and coaches responsible. Besides loving sports, Sarah loves her coaches and will take on any issue to meet their needs, the needs of the program, and the needs of the students. We are lucky to have her leading our teams, and I expect more records to be broken and more streaks to begin in Tiger Pride".