Cheatham County Director of Schools Dr. Cathy Beck has earned an A.F. Bridges Award as School System

Administrator of the Year in Athletic District 6. The awards recognize 63 individuals from across the state

that represent the best in high school athletics.

“Being recognized for one of these awards as a school or individual should be seen as one of the highest

honors in high school athletics in our state,” TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress said. “Those

who receive the awards truly reflect what high school athletics should be about, and that’s good

sportsmanship and good citizenship.”

Beck deflected the credit to the coaches and students at the area’s three high schools - Cheatham

County Central, Harpeth and Sycamore.

“While honored to receive this award, the real recognition should go to our coaches and student

athletes,” Beck said. “The level of success our sports programs achieved during the 2018-2019 school

year is truly remarkable. Due to the hard work, dedication and discipline of our coaches and students, all

three of our high schools experienced a record-setting year in sports. I am humbled and blessed to

receive this award on their behalf.”

The A.F. Bridges Awards are given in honor of the TSSAA’s first executive secretary. Mr. Bridges served

as executive secretary from 1946 until his retirement in 1972. Under his leadership, athletics in the state

of Tennessee reached a level of excellence and competence. Mr. Bridges was a person of high principles

who displayed firmness and fairness, as well as the ideals of ethics and integrity, as he and many other

school people established the foundation of the TSSAA.

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