ADs of Influence: Oklahoma

Emily Barkley, CMAA, is one the most impactful athletic leaders in Oklahoma and across the nation.

ADs of Influence: Oklahoma

Emily Barkley, CMAA, is one the most impactful athletic leaders in Oklahoma and across the nation.

Emily Barkley was named Director of Athletics for Union Public Schools in 2012. She previously served as associate and assistant director of Athletics. She joined the Athletic Department in August 2004 and has been a part of 69 athletic state championships and 1 academic state championship during her tenure.

Barkley is recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Master Athletic Administrators (CMAA), the highest level of certification an athletic director can obtain. She previously earned Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) and a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA) distinctions.

Barkley was the first female elected to aas a Board Member & Region 7 representative for the Oklahoma Coaches Assoc. Barkley also serves on the NIAAA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion ad hoc committee and is the Oklahoma State Leader for The Global Community of Women in High School Sports.

Emily's Says:

"My family's support is the reason I am able to have my dream job & I hope to be an inspiration to other young ladies who want to pursue a career in a male-dominated field such as athletic administration."

About Bound ADs of Influence

This award is specifically designed to recognize and honor athletic directors who demonstrate exceptional leadership and positively impact the lives of those they lead, including students and coaches. The award recognizes those individuals who display creativity, innovation, and a passion for using technology to drive positive change within their athletic programs.

Athletic directors who are nominated for this award must demonstrate a commitment to excellence and an unwavering dedication to their teams. They must be able to inspire their athletes and coaches to achieve their best, while also fostering an environment of inclusivity, sportsmanship, and fair play.

The Bound Athletic Director of Influence recognition award is a highly respected accolade in the field of athletics, and it serves as a symbol of the recipient's dedication to the growth and development of their program, their athletes, and their community. It is an honor to receive this award, and we are proud to recognize those who have made a significant impact on the lives of others through their work as an athletic director.

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