St. James High School Athletic Director Les Zellmann recently received a prestigious award. Les received the State Award of Merit at the Minnesota Interscholastic Conference which was held in St. Cloud last month.
Each state organization gives one award every year. As a state winner Zellmann is eligible to become the overall merit award winner, which is selected by the National Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association.
Les said it was, “Quite an honor to receive this award.” He did not want this information to leak out. This past month he’s been busy promoting his tennis team and his athletes and didn’t mention the fact he won this award.
This state award has been given to one athletic director every year since 1988. Paul Krueger of St. James won the award in 1991.