Francis Marion University trustee Randy Dozier, who is also Georgetown County School District superintendent of education, was recently named the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Superintendent of the Year.
Dozier was nominated by Waccamaw High School’s Athletic Director Joan Cribb, and won the Region 7AA Superintendent of the Year award before claiming the state’s top honor.
“He’s a great superintendent, an exceptional board member, and we are very proud of him,” said FMU President Fred Carter.
Dozier received the award this month in Charleston at the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association’s annual meeting for his outstanding support of athletic initiatives.
“I’m honored to be considered for such a prestigious award,” said the former high school coach. “Some folks might wonder why I would place such an emphasis on athletics. Athletics are so very important in the school setting simply because of all the positive things kids glean from participation.”
It is Dozier’s understanding of the challenges and rewards of being a coach or athletic director that impelled Cribb to nominate him for the region award that ultimately paved the way for him to become the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Superintendent of the Year.
“He (Dozier) is someone who is always there to listen to whatever you need to discuss with him,” Cribb said. “He supports you in everything you do and commends you on your efforts.”
Although he is a busy man, Cribb said Dozier finds time to attend games during the year and rarely misses a playoff game.
And a busy man, he is. In 1977, Dozier earned a bachelor’s degree in education from FMU. He worked as a teacher, school administrator and coach before becoming the superintendent of education in Georgetown in 2004. Dozier has been an FMU board member since 1991, with only a brief break in service when he moved from Greenville to Georgetown, and is a member of numerous professional organizations.