NDPMA STAFFER EARNS APPOINTMENT TO NATIONAL SPORTS ORGANIZATION

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July 16, 2020

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Associate Athletic Director Aaron Crouse one of the youngest named to prestigious national athletic association committee.
 

Notre Dame's Aaron Crouse has served for a number of years as the school's head hockey coach.


Aaron Crouse, who has served as an assistant and associate athletic director at Notre Dame since 2014, has been appointed to the national committee for athletic director certification by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. The Indianapolis, Ind.-based NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes education-based athletics through the professional development of interscholastic athletic administrators.

According to NDPMA Athletic Director Betty Wroubel, Crouse's appointment likely represents one of the youngest in the U.S. to serve on such a national committee.

"This appointment adds to an already impressive list of leadership roles that Aaron has been asked to take on," Wroubel said.

In Southeast Michigan, Crouse, 28, has been a member of the Oakland Country Athletic Administrators executive board for two years and will serve as its president next year. In the state athletic administrators association, the MIAAA, after serving a number of years as a committee member, Crouse was named the chair of the awards committee, which is responsible for collecting, evaluating and recommending members for MIAAA- and NIAAA-designated awards. He also continues to serve as a member of the MIAAA scholarship committee, which is responsible for publicizing, selecting and awarding 13 scholarships annually to high school students.

Crouse has been a regular instructor for the MHSAA coaches advancement program for four years.


In addition, Crouse has been an MHSAA coaches advancement program instructor for three years and an NIAAA leadership training course instructor for four years. He has served on numerous MHSAA committees including the scholarship, classification and ice hockey rules committees and has been a co-moderator for the Notre Dame varsity club for the last four years.

Crouse, who also has served as NDPMA's head hockey coach, came to Notre Dame in July of 2014 after earning a B.S. degree in education and sports management from Bowling Green State University, while also spending time as an athletic department intern and assistant hockey coach at Livonia Stevenson High School. Since arriving at Notre Dame, he has earned an M.S. degree in sports management and a graduate certificate in K-12 administration, both from Eastern Michigan University. 

He also is a Certified Master Athletic Administrator (NIAAA), a Certified Interscholastic Coach (NFHS), and a Masters Elite ++ Certified Coach (MHSAA), having completed all advanced-level programs.

"The confidence that our local, state and national organizations have shown in Aaron’s leadership abilities over the years is an indication of what he brings to our Notre Dame community," Wroubel added. "We are blessed to have such a dedicated, talented and service-oriented leader at our school."

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three school are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school’s home page at www.ndpma.org.