For the thousand of students who have suited up in a Belmont uniform or whose only sporting activity was a PE class, for the past decade Jim Davis has been a steady presence in keeping all the moving parts of Belmont High School athletics operating like clockwork.
Belmont High's Athletic Director and head of Student Activities and Physical Education, Davis is also well known in Massachusetts interscholastic circles as a mentor and leading voice on policy and procedure among his fellow educators.
Today, the executive board of Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Directors Association selected Davis as the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association State Award of Merit winner.
This award is recognized as the highest available to a MSSADA and NIAAA member and is awarded annually to a practicing athletic administrator who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and meritorious achievement in interscholastic athletic administration at the local and state levels.
Not that Davis is a stranger to his fellow directors honoring him. Back in 2008, Davis was named one of eight individuals across the US as a recipient of the NIAAA Distinguished Service Awards for outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics.