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Hayward High School Athletic Director awarded North Coast Section Athletic Director of the Year
Posted 2/15/22
Lauren McDermott
Hayward High School Athletic Director Awarded North Coast Section Athletic Director of the Year
Hayward High School Athletic Director Kristy Prasad oversees more than a dozen sports programs and 450 student-athletes.
HAYWARD, Calif., February 15, 2022Hayward High School Athletic Director Kristy Prasad has been awarded the California State Athletic Director Association’s (CSADA) North Coast Section (NCS) Athletic Director of the Year. 
In her role as athletic director (AD), Prasad manages the interscholastic athletics programs at Hayward High School, which consists of 13 sports programs, with 27 teams and over 450 student-athletes. Prasad began her role as AD in 2011 after joining Hayward High as an educator in 2002.
A former basketball player and track and field star, Prasad carries the values and lessons that she learned through sports with her every day in her role as AD and instills those into each of her 450 student-athletes. 
“Sports are a vehicle for change on so many levels,” she said. “Used correctly, kids learn life skills and create strong bonds and relationships that can influence them for the rest of their lives.” 
As a 22-year-old fresh out of college, Prasad began her career at Hayward High as an intern and has been there ever since. 
“I was so young when I started, only four years older than the seniors on campus. I learned to be an adult here,” said Prasad. “I have grown up here.”  
Her accomplishments have not only been recognized by CSADA but at her home base as well. 
“I cannot think of a more deserving recipient for this award than Ms. Prasad,” said Hayward High School Principal Dave Seymour. “She has worked tirelessly over the years facilitating our entire athletics program, always advocating for all of our student-athletes.” 
About HUSD
The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) serves nearly 19,000 students at its 30 school sites throughout the City of Hayward. We honor our diversity and partner with our families to ensure that every student is ready to learn in a joyful and safe environment. Our goal is to provide all of our students and families opportunity and access to a range of programs that engage their interests, inspire a love of learning, challenge them to think critically and prepare them for college, career and life.