Paris’ Cary Barr Selected As The 2019-2020 10th Region Athletic Director Of The Year
He’s Been Part Of The 10th Region For Over 45 years
As A Coach, Administrator And Ambassador
PRESS RELEASE I For The Citizen
LOUISVILLE, KY. – Jamie Keene, President of the 10th Region Athletic Directors, has informed Paris High School’s AD Cary Barr that he has been selected by the 10th Region Athletic Directors as 2019-2020 10th Region Athletic Director of the Year and would be honored at the annual KHSADA (Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association) banquet on that was scheduled to held on April 23rd in Louisville, Kentucky.
This award is chosen annually by the 16 Athletic Directors in the 10th Region. KHSADA President Matt Bell also notified Coach Barr that at the banquet there would be an A.D. of the Year in the State of Kentucky awarded to one of the 16 winners of the 16 regions in the state.
The KHSADA holds an annual State Conference that offers workshops and courses in leadership training for all the Athletic Directors in High School and Middle School in the state of Kentucky. A.D.’s can take courses in athletic administration and receive credit for them. Athletic Directors are offered membership to belong to the KHSADA and dues are paid annually.
Coach Barr was informed this week by Hugh McReynolds, Executive Director of the KHSADA that this year’s conference will be postponed due to COVID-19. The KHSADA will announce at a later date when they will hold this year’s conference.
“I am very honored to have received this award,” said Barr. “The 10th Region is the only region that I have coached and worked in. It is the best region in the state of Kentucky.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: You can read the entire story on Cary Barr in this week’s Bourbon County Citizen sports section that will come out in print or online, Thursday, April 9.
Coach Barr is what all teachers and coaches aspire to be when they decide to enter the profession. He is what all parents want their kids to grow up to be. He has been like a second father to me in good times and bad. He has always been there for everyone. A greater man doesn’t exist and neither does a more deserving person of this award.
I SO AGREE THAT CARY MOST DEFINITELY DESERVES THIS AWARD. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOYAL THEIR WHOLE CAREER TO ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM? I AM PROUD TO CALL CARY MY FRIEND/CLASSMATE!!!!!