For the second time in three years, Hilton Head Island High School athletic director Joe Monmonier has been named the Class AAA Region 8 Athletic Director of the Year by the South Carolina Athletic Directors Association. Monmonier’s recognition was recently announced at a state awards breakfast in Charleston. He received the same award in 2014, only two years after taking over as his school’s athletic director in 2012.
Hilton Head High has won the Class AAA Director’s Cup for five consecutive years, from 2011 through 2015. The award, bestowed by the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association, honors the state’s top athletic programs. During the 2014-15 school year, 18 of Hilton Head High’s 22 varsity teams qualified for postseason play. Teams won South Carolina state championships in girls swimming, boys cross-country and girls cross-country. State runner-up teams were volleyball, boys tennis, girls soccer and boys track. So far during the 2015-16 school year, 10 of the school’s 12 winter sports teams qualified for post-season play, and state championships were won in girls cross country, boys cross country and volleyball. The wrestling and girls swimming teams finished second statewide.