Mineral Point Athletic Director Vickie Dahl has been named the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association’s (WADA) District 5 Athletic Director of the Year.
She is now in the running for State Athletic Director of the Year, which will be announced at a banquet in November.
In addition to athletic director, Dahl is also the middle school principal.
You will be hard pressed to find a bigger Pointer fan around.
A native of Mineral Point, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and her Masters in Educational Administration from Edgewood College.
Dahl is a Certified Athletic Administrator, member of WADA, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), and Association of Wisconsin School Administrators.
Her services as the WADA District 5 Gender Representative, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Sports Advisory Committee, WADA State Liaison to the NIAAA, and WIAA Scholar/Athlete Committee adds to her distinguished repertoire as well.
She has been athletic director for 26 years and was the head Pointer varsity volleyball coach for 17 seasons.
She has overseen Mineral Point students and athletes as they have participated in tournaments at the WIAA state level in many sports including team trophies being won in the following areas:
Girls Cross Country: State Champ: 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012; Runner-up: 2001, 2004, 2008.
Boys Cross Country: Runner-up: 2010.
Girls Track: Runner-up: 2013, 2014.
Boys Track: Runner-up: 2012.
Boys Basketball: Runner-up: 2015.
Football: Runner-up: 1999.
Softball: Champ: 2013.
Wrestling: Champ: 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009; Runner-up: 2010, 2011.
During her tenure as athletic director, Mineral Point has been the recipient of many SWAL Conference sportsmanship awards and the prestigious WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance state sportsmanship award twice–the first in 2011 for wrestling and just recently in 2015 for boys basketball.
“I have been fortunate to work for the best school district in southwest Wisconsin and to live and be a part of this wonderful community,” said Dahl. “The state tournament appearances we have been a part of over the last 26 years are accomplishments I am very proud of, but there is much more that goes in to our success at MPHS. The opportunity to work with truly great people and seeing our athletes succeed, both on and off the court, is really the highlight of my career.”
“Vickie has earned this recognition and I know that your school district and community will be there to support her,” commented DeForest Athletic Director Mike McHugh, who also serves as the WADA District 5 representative. “She is humble and very deserving.”