Oakland Activities Association (OAA) - Royal Oak's Pam Moore voted Oakland County AD of the Year - Oakland Activities Association (OAA) - Royal Oak's Pam Moore voted Oakland County AD of the Year
Oakland Activities Association


Royal Oak's Pam Moore voted Oakland County AD of the Year

December 15, 2022

The Oakland County Athletic Director's Association recently hosted its annual holiday luncheon recently, honoring and awarding members for their services to their programs and the leagues they represent. There were three awards given out, voted on by their peers. Those awards included the Athletic Director of the Year, the Distinguished Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Athletic Director of the Year - Pam Moore, Royal Oak
Pam Moore is currently the Athletic Coordinator for the Royal Oak School District. She has been working at Royal Oak in a variety of capacities for 37 years where.she began her journey in Educational Athletics as a 16 year old Co-op for the legendary Athletic Administrator Chuck Jones. As times have changed, so have the responsibilities of Mrs. Moore. For the past decade or so, Pam has served as a crucial member of the COMSAC league where her expertise and knowledge of Athletic Administration is valued by all. Pam’s reputation as being the “Go To Person” extends beyond Oakland County. Mrs. Moore is highly regarded both at the local and state level as she is the person who many of our colleagues depend on in times of growth and crisis. As a member of the OAA, Pam has served on dozens of committees. Very few decisions are made without Pam’s input. It is often said, “Well, what does Pam think about this? To quote Chris Bell (Past OAA President) “Pam is the constant professional. She is one of the most respected members of our league where she continuously advocates for all schools and sports. She is what is “Right” in Educational Athletics.” 
Pam is a graduate of Royal Oak Kimball High School, where she played tennis for the Knights. Mrs. Moore has spent her entire career in Athletics. She has worked alongside 9 different colleagues all of which have depended on her for guidance and support. Pam has been an active member in several organizations including MIAAA, OAA, OCADA, and COMSAC to name a few. 
Pam has been married to her husband Kevin for 31 years. They have 2 dogs that rule the household. The two of them enjoy traveling and working around their beautiful home in Milford.

Royal Oak's Pam Moore was the recipient of the Athletic Director of the Year, voted on by her peers in the Oakland County Athletic Director's Association. She is pictured with Royal Oak Athletic Director Brian Gordon.


Lifetime Achievement Award - Gary Fralick, Troy
A graduate of Wayne State University, Gary Fralick began his career in education at Kensington Academy in 1974 as a Physical Education and Health teacher. During his tenure at Kensington Academy, Fralick was in many roles – Athletic Director, Boys Soccer coach, Boys Basketball coach, and Baseball coach. In the early 80’s, Fralick took over the reins of the Redford Thurston Boys Basketball program, where he found quick success; being named Coach of the Year in 1983. 
Fralick’s passion for education took him to Troy, at Schroeder Elementary in 1987, where he taught Physical Education. The following year, Fralick became an assistant coach under Jim Clary, for both Boys and Girls Basketball at Troy High School. After seven years as an assistant coach, Coach Fralick took over the Boys Basketball program at Troy High School in 1994. Entering his 29th season at the helm for the Colts, Fralick looks to continue doing what he says got him into this business years ago, “helping the kids and to enhance their development of young men.” 
Throughout the years, Fralick has helped develop over 20 college players – including one professional – 10 Coach of the Year awards, amassed the 450-win mark, 8 district titles, 2 regional titles, and 6 league championships, and has helped develop 6 assistant coaches into head coaches.
Gary has been married to his wife, Sharon, for 52 years; A father to Jennifer, Tim and Gary Fralick Sr; and grandpa to Bryce, Tatumn, Bryn, Will, Clara and Gary Fralick III. A family man, you will often see him chasing his grandchildren around the gymnasium after games.

Longtime Troy varsity boys basketball coach Gary Fralick (left), pictured with Troy Athletic Coordinator Shane Hynes, earned the Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers at the OCADA annual luncheon.

Distinguished Service Award - Peter Ward, Southfield Christian
Peter Ward was hired as a math teacher at Southfield Christian in 1979 after earning his undergraduate degree from the King’s College.  Early on Peter started working the scorer’s table for volleyball and basketball games by announcing and working the scoreboard.  He would spend over a decade keeping stats for softball and announcing football games.  However, Peter has been a fixture running the score table at volleyball and basketball games for the past forty-four years which earned him induction into the Southfield Christian Athletics Hall of Honor in 2015. 
Besides being a mainstay at Southfield Christian athletic events Peter has taught Pre-calculus and AP calculus along with numerous other subjects.  He consistently teaches six or more classes each semester while running the National Honor Society, being the head of the math department, chairing our accreditation process with ISAACS, and being a master at Blackbaud.  Serving at Southfield Christian is a family affair as Peter’s wife Allison can be seen at the score table beside him when she is not driving other teams on the bus.  She has coached elementary teams and currently is the SCS transportation coordinator.  Together Peter and Allison have three daughters who are all Southfield Christian alum.  During Peter’s four-and-half decades of service, he has demonstrated the definition of commitment, dedication, and service and is a shining example of what an educator is and should be.

Southfield Christian's Peter Ward (left), shown here with athletic director Tim Donnan, was given the Distinguished Service Award by the OCADA at their holiday luncheon in December.