INDIANAPOLIS – Brian Michelotti is one of eight leaders in state high school associations to have been selected to receive National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citations. The eight individuals were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors at its meeting last month.
Michelotti, the Montana High School Association associate director, will receive the award as the Section 8 representative. The NFHS Citations are designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic director and coaching professions, the officiating avocation and fine arts/performing arts programs. An NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts.
Michelotti is in his 16th year with the MHSA. He handles the sports of football, golf, tennis and wrestling and also serves as the MHSA’s technology director, sports medicine liaison and sportsmanship liaison. He is currently a member of the NFHS Football Rules and Technology Committees, and previously served on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and National Records Committee.
The other seven 2021 state association Citation recipients are Sherry Bryant, Section 1, associate executive director, Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA); Kelly Geddis, Section 2, retired assistant executive director, West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC); Mark Dreibelbis, Section 3, associate commissioner, North Carolina High School Athletic Association; Kathy Vruggink Westdorp, Section 4, assistant director, Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA); Lisa Lissimore, Section 5, associate director, Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL); Mike Plunkett, Section 6, assistant executive director, Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA); and Brian Bolitho, Section 7, director of business development, Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA).
The 2021 NFHS Citation recipients will receive their awards June 30 at the annual NFHS Summer Meeting in Orlando, Florida. In addition, the NFHS will honor the 2020 Citation recipients in Orlando since the in-person 2020 Summer Meeting was canceled due to the pandemic.