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48th NCADA State Conference

Begins: Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 11:00 AM 
Ends: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2018, at 11:00 AM

Hotel Ballast
301 North Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact Information

Roy Turner, CMAA, CIC, JMCC
Phone: 910-409-4787

Trot Nixon will be our speaker for the NCADA Leadership Lunch on Monday, 4/1 at Noon.

A two-sport athlete at New Hanover High School in Wilmington.  He was the NC Player of the Year in football and baseball his senior season. He played Major League Baseball from 1996 through 2008, primarily with the Boston Red Sox from 1996 through 2006, with whom he was a fan favorite for his scrappy play and won the 2004 World Series, ending the Curse of the Bambino. He retired from baseball in 2009 and currently serves as co-host/analyst for "The 5th Quarter," a high school football highlight show on WWAY-TV.

FCA Speaker

Mike Houston, Head Football Coach at East Carolina.

Welcome to the 48th NCADA State Conference website. Here you will find all the information about this year's event, registration, agendas, workshops, and much more.

Welcome to the Hotel Ballast, site of the 2019 NCADA State Conference and Exhibit Show. The North Carolina Athletic Directors Association are excited to be back in Wilmington. This 48th Annual State Conference will host more than 450 active, and retired athletic directors, spouses, guests and exhibitors.

The NCADA State Conference is one of the country’s premier conferences, allowing athletic directors from across the state and Section III an opportunity to network with their peers and gain insight and motivation to return home to administer programs with new knowledge, information, and enthusiasm.

As athletic director, you are the key to success within your athletic department in your community. Your ability to lead by example sets the standards and expectations of your coaching staff, student-athletes, parents and community members. It’s by setting standards of excellence that Education Based Athletics continue to prosper. We appreciate your contributions to this profession and applaud you for making a career choice to work with interscholastic student-athletes. Thanks for the work you do.

The NCADA Executive Board is in the process of creating another outstanding conference program this year that features inspiring professional speakers, award recognition, Hall of Fame inductions, face time with NCHSAA personnel, and many opportunities for professional growth (Workshops and NIAAA Leadership Training classes).

While we welcome back attendees who have been to many of the previous 47 conferences, we especially want to welcome our first-time attendees and encourage you to attend the orientation meeting designed to provide beneficial information about the association, mentoring, networking and how to get involved with the NCADA. This meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30th in the Carolina Room.

If you would like to receive push notifications of upcoming events during the conference, text "@ncad" to 81010 or (704) 469-4188 and/or send an email to . You can also follow us on Twitter @ncada1970.


You can pay online by check or credit card or pay offline by check payable to:


PO Box 15307

Wilmington, NC 28408

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