Press Release MSSADA Executive Director

The MSSADA is proud to announce the appointment of Ann Trytko as their next Executive Director. Ann will work alongside Fran Whitten in a year of transition during the 2022-2023 school year. Ann is a retired Athletic Administrator from the Hampshire Regional School District, Past President of the MSSADA, and most recently served as an Assistant Executive Director at the MIAA. Our membership is extremely fortunate to have someone with Ann’s experience and passion for our association taking on this leadership role.
Press Release MSSADA Executive Director
2022 Conference Program book
Below please find the final draft of our 47th Annual MSSADA Conference.  We look forward to seeing you in Hyannis!

MSSADA Conference Program Book 2022
2022 Conference Program book
Gold Athletics Official Podcast Sponsor

Dear MSSADA Member Athletic Directors,


The Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association (MSSADA) is thrilled to announce a corporate sponsorship from Gold Athletics in 2022.  Gold Athletics will be the Official Podcast Sponsor of the MSSADA’s podcast, hosted by Matt Trahan and Keith Mangan.

Gold Athletics is a youth and high school athletic fundraising company that primarily services teams in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. But they are also former athletes, current coaches, parents, consumers, and members of our communities. They know firsthand what’s important to our teams and they work tirelessly to not only meet expectations, but to raise the bar.  

Gold Athletics has motivated thousands of teams to reach and surpass their profit goals, while providing consistent, reliable support every step of the way. The fundraising programs move quickly and smoothly, and brief effort from the team banks essential cash for the entire season and beyond.

Gold Athletics has a high level of professionalism and experience. This platform gives our member schools coaches, boosters and athletic departments a reliable and proven source for team fundraising.”  - Fran Whitten, Executive Director of the MSSADA.

To schedule a meeting on your time, to prioritize your teams’ individual needs, please contact Operations Assistant - Liz Smith at 617-531-7074 or

For additional information on the MSSADA Podcast please contact Matt Trahan at



Gold Athletics Official Podcast Sponsor
Scholar/Athlete Essay Winners

2021-2022 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar/Essay Winners

Lucy Rogers - Algonquin Regional High School & Matthew Hughes - Narragansett Regional High School

Dear Athletic Administrators,

I thought that it would be nice to relay some exciting and positive news during these challenging times. I am proud to announce the winners of the 2022 MSSADA Scholar/Athlete Essay Awards!  This year's winners are Lucy Rogers from Algonquin Regional High School and Matthew Hughes from Narragansett Regional High School. These two remarkable individuals will now represent Massachusetts in a pool of candidates from Section 1 in contention for the NIAAA Scholar/Athlete of the Year Award. 

Special thanks go out to Scoreboard Enterprises and The Championship Award Guys, strong supporters of our organization, who are financing $500 scholarships to each of our winners in recognition of their outstanding academic and athletic achievements.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the athletic administrators that supported this effort by taking the time to spread the word to their respective candidates and for writing such heartfelt recommendations.  We had numerous applicants, all truly outstanding young men and woman.

Thank you again for your continued professionalism and dedication to educational athletics.

Fran Whitten, CMAA
MSSADA Executive Director  

Scholar/Athlete Essay Winners

Dear Membership,


First and foremost, I hope this finds all of you and your loved ones safe, healthy, and beginning the new year with a sense of optimism.  I know these are very challenging times we are facing, however, I am confident that with your dedication, perseverance, and leadership we will make it through this pandemic stronger and more productive than ever.  Our mission is to provide our students with the most positive possible experience in the field of educational athletics, and I know that is what all of you remain focused on achieving!


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