Steve Savarese, who has been coach, teacher, athletic director and administrator in high school athletics for more than 40 years, became the Executive Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association in 2007. His emphasis on sportsmanship through the AHSAA’s Sportsmanship program has helped reduce fines and ejections considerably since 2007. He is currently serving as chairman of the NFHS Network Board of Directors. Savarese has been a presenter at numerous NFHS meetings, including the annual Summer Conference. He was selected to represent Section III on the NFHS Board of Directors, and inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.