UIAAA Athletic Director of the Year

 

 

 

Missy Stuart

Stuart, a Sky View High School graduate, was very involved in high school athletics, including tennis, basketball, and track. She received her associate's degree from Ricks College and then attended Utah State University. Stuart continued participating in multiple activities during her college years, including the USU ballroom dance team. She graduated with a major in Physical Education, a minor in health, and a master's in Health Education.  

 

Stuart’s professional career started with a coaching position at Bear River High School in Tremonton, Utah. She later taught and coached at Sky View High School. During her 22 years at Sky View, Missy taught social dance, physical education, health, medical anatomy, Introduction to Health Science, US studies, and aerobics. Additionally, she coached girls' basketball for three years, track and field for 20 years, and tennis for 18 years. She coached Sky View’s ballroom dance team for three years. She has participated in eight Region Champion Tennis teams, three Region Track Championships, and two State Track and Field Championships.

 

Later in her career, Stuart became an athletic co-director at Sky View High School for three years. When Green Canyon High School opened in 2017, Stuart moved there, where she has served as the Athletic Director for the past three years. She has enjoyed being part of opening a newer high school and helping to create new traditions.

 

Stuart has found a career that she loves. She enjoys teaching and working with her colleagues, students, and athletes. “I love going to all of the athletic events and watching our athletes perform,” she stated. “That is the best part of my job.”

 

According to Dave Swenson, CCSD’s Director of Secondary Programs and former principal of Green Canyon High School, Stuart is an experienced athletic director who is well-respected throughout the state of Utah. He considers Stuart to have been instrumental in starting the athletic program at Green Canyon High School. 

 

“This award shows that she is the best in the state of Utah,” Swenson said. “The connections that she has made with her colleagues and coaches are impressive. Her coaches at Green Canyon love her. I have complete trust in her.”