On April 25th, Lake Shore’s Athletic Secretary of 15 years, Robin Gill, attended the Macomb County Athletic Directors Association induction dinner at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights as she was nominated for the Hall of Fame award.
“The Macomb County Athletic Directors Association (MCADA) set up the Hall of Fame as a way to honor coaches for their years of service and dedication to guiding student athletes. Today, that has expanded to include other ‘categories’ such as athletic secretaries, athletic trainers, media representatives and, for the first time this year, officials,” Gill informed. She continued, “These people who wear labels other than coach are awarded the Dave Jackson Distinguished Service Award to honor a man who served as a school administrator and touched the lives of many students, athletes, and parents.”
Gill is incredibly honored to be receiving this award. She states, “It means that someone in the athletic community took the time to notice my work ethic and community service over the last many years in the school, city and church settings.”
Gill went on to explain that she doesn’t know exactly why she was chosen for an award like this, but she does state, “You have to be nominated so it’s nice to know that someone out there wanted to recognize the time and energy I put into my job and beyond. I hope that people recognize that I do my job and live my life with integrity.”
John Hartley, Lake Shore’s Athletic Director, recognized Gill as an asset to Lake Shore. Hartley said, “This award is definitely well deserved for her. She is very organized and on top of things.” He continued, “Mrs. Gill is the first person you see when you walk into the room [the athletic office] and that is a great thing. She is very reliable.”
Gill said, “The day after the induction, I was working a lacrosse gate and one of the officials had been at the banquet. He said something very poignant after I accepted his congratulations. He reminded me of how many people it takes to make an event take place seemingly seamlessly.”
Winning an award like this will definitely be a milestone in Gill’s life, however, the thing she is most proud of is her family. Gill goes on to explain, “My biggest pride is being married to the same guy for nearly 38 years and having raised 4 boys to adulthood where they are living good, productive lives for themselves and their families.”
Robin Gill is a woman who has worked hard for what she has earned. Being nominated for the Hall of Fame award is a big accomplishment and should not go unnoticed by teachers, staff, and students. Robin Gill’s dedication and commitment to her work have made her a role model for many people.