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Heritage Athletic Director named Athletic Director of the Year

Dwayne Peters, 3A/4A Athletic Administrator of the Year
Dwayne Peters, 3A/4A Athletic Administrator of the Year

(02/27/2018) -Dwayne Peters, Athletic Director at Heritage High School, was selected as the 3A/4A Athletic Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Peters was chosen from a wide selection of athletic directors in the Virginia High School League.

"Mr. Peters works diligently to ensure that our school exceeds the expectations of the VHSL (Virginia High School League) in sportsmanship, coach professional development, and adherence to regulations. He has been an integral part our Hurricane Family for over 10 years and continues to make a positive impact on our school," said Shameka Gerald, Principal at Heritage High.

In addition to ensuring that the athletic teams and student-athletes have all they need to be successful, he serves as a mentor to students and staff.

Peters has served as the Athletic Director at Heritage since 2008 and has held the roles of Chairman of the Peninsula District Athletic Directors Association, President of the Eastern Virginia Athletic Directors Association, President of the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA), and member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Peters began his career with Newport News Public Schools 27 years ago as a physical education teacher.

Peters will be recognized at the VIAAA State Conference in Roanoke in March.