YORK -- Steve Boyd, a York native who returned home 13 years ago to guide the fortunes of the York Comprehensive High School Athletic Department, has been named athletic director of the year by the South Carolina High School Coaches Association.
He was presented the coveted Charles Stuart Athletic Administration Award at the association's convention in Charleston on July 27.
"Steve Boyd is a great person," YCHS principal Diane Howell said. "He's in it for the students and the community and loves the kids."
Under Boyd's watch, the YCHS athletic department has received the region's sportsmanship award three times since 2001.
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"The success of our athletic program is a reflection of his character and leadership," Howell said. "Steve is a great role model. He takes kids into his home.
"He is fair. I never have to worry about things being done the right way. I can't think of anyone more deserving of this award than Steve Boyd."
Boyd credited everyone but himself.
"This is a team award," Boyd said. "We have great student-athletes and coaches that care about them. We also have the support of the administration and community."
Boyd, whose high school coaching tenure spanned 31 years, was York's football coach and athletic director until stepping down as coach two years ago to devote more time to the AD position.
A former York football standout and Shrine Bowl participant, Boyd's coaching career included stops at Chester, Laurens, Indian Land and Fort Mill.
York advanced to the playoffs in each of Boyd's 11 years as head coach.