Athletics Administrative Assistant Barb McDougall was named the NCSD Outstanding Support Person of the Year on Wednesday, March 11.
McDougall has been devoted to ensuring that the Novi Athletic Department runs smoothly and efficiently over the past five years. She always places the well-being of students at the forefront of everything that is done in the athletic department. McDougall has 34 years of experience as an administrative assistant. She is a natural problem solver and stays updated on the latest advances in educational athletics.
She also serves as a point person in the organization of athletic events hosted by NCSD. She is responsible for coordinating all of the requests for officials, umpires, and referees for all fall, winter, and spring sports, and she works to make sure those requests are confirmed for all athletic contests.
McDougall organizes all athletic events at Novi (both for Novi and for the MHSAA), including games and tournaments, and she also assists each sport in setting up and executing their banquets and award presentations. In addition to coordinating officials for all home athletic events, McDougall also recruits and organizes people to work various aspects of the athletic event, such as the timekeeper, a person to do the scorebook, the security, ticket sellers, etc.
On a daily basis, she is in charge of all financial and budgetary aspects of the Athletic Department, ranging from the budgets of the individual teams to the overall budget of the Athletic Department. Furthermore, McDougall works cooperatively with the Booster Clubs, providing them with all of the information they need to successfully support the athletic programs.