FREMONT– The Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association named Fremont High School’s David Walls as the Region 3, Athletic Director of the Year.

Walls was honored on March 20 with 14 administrators state wide by the MIAAA. The annual Mid-Winter Conference meeting is hosted by the MIAAA in Traverse City with over 500 athletic directors participating.

“David has established Fremont athletics as one of the most successful in west Michigan through starting weight lifting programs, summer workout session and year round activities that include parents as well as students,” said Fremont Public Schools Superintendent Ken Haggart.

Walls is a 1991 graduate of Hartford High School and a 1996 Saginaw Valley State University alum.

He started his career at Holton High School in 1997, where he was the AD and coached middle school and varsity girls basketball along with varsity softball.

From 2008 to 2013, Walls served as Dean of Students at Mona Shores High School while also coaching JV girls basketball and varsity girls track.

Walls has been with Fremont Schools since 2013, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and became athletic director in 2016.

Walls also served on the MHAA’s Scholar-Athlete judging committee and was a sportsmanship presenter.

Fremont athletics also recently received the Level 1 Heart Safe Sports Award under Walls’ direction. 

The MIAAA is a 50+year old association with nearly 700 members serving as athletic administrators in numerous high schools and junior high/middle schools in Michigan.