Ron Belinko inducted into the NIAAA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Ron Belinko, former BCPS Coordinator of Athletics

Ron Belinko, retired Coordinator of Athletics, was inducted into the ninth Hall of Fame class of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) December 12th in Phoenix, Arizona, during banquet festivities at the 48th annual National Athletic Directors Conference co-sponsored by the NIAAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). 

Ron retired in 2011 after a 46-year career as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator, including the final 19 years as Coordinator of Athletics. 

At the state level, Ron devoted countless hours to the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association (MSADA) and the NIAAA. He has been a Leadership Training coordinator for 18 years and has been an instructor for numerous Leadership Training Courses. He has taught courses at the state and national level for several years. 

Since 1983, Belinko served on the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Board of Control and Classification Committee, and he was on the MPSSAA Executive Council for 20 years. He also was MPSSAA President (1994-96), director of the MPSSAA Lacrosse Committee for 28 years and director of the state wrestling tournament for 17 years.

Among his numerous awards, Ron has been inducted into the Maryland State Wrestling Hall of Fame (1987), the Eastern Technical High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2000), and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2004). He received the NFHS Citation in 2004, the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2007, and the Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award in 2011. In 2013, Belinko was inducted into the MSADA Hall of Fame.

Ron Belinko receiving award