Mr. David Frazier, Rutherford Public School’s Athletic Director, was named one of the Top 40 “power players” in high school sports in 2020 by NorthJersey.com.
Mr. Frazier, who is also the New Jersey State Interscholastic Atlantic Association (NJSIAA) Sports Advisory Task Force chairman, was awarded the number two spot this year. “Frazier has been high on this list in years past, so it was no surprise when he was given a huge leadership role in coming up with the state’s plan to play high school athletics during the pandemic,” the publication explained. “Modest to a fault, Frazier has never sought the spotlight, but his patience and perspective were important in the decision-making processes in 2020.”
This is the ninth-annual ranking of the “most powerful people in North Jersey athletics,” but this year’s ranking was different due to how much adversity the world, and high school sports have faced. That adversity, according to the publication, “revealed the true leaders, decision makers and doers.”
Mr. Frazier was also recently named the 2020-21 Bergen County Athletic Director of the Year by the Bergen County Athletic Directors Association. He also serves as President of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference (NJIC), and recently was selected by the athletic directors of the NJIC as Colonial Divisional AD of the Year.