David Baylor named new DIAA executive director 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports


Former DIAA Executive Director Tommy Neubauer was brought in as a contracted part time help at the Executive Director position during the search for the new full time director.  It was until a few weeks ago did they finally find a fulltime replacement for Polk  

DavidBaylor was appointed DIAA’s new Executive Director on July 17th. Baylor was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware.  After graduating from St. Mark’s High school, he entered the U.S. Navy. When he retired from the military he spent 23 years with the Delaware State Police. 

Baylor said the job intrigued him ”I worked up and down the state in a couple of different roles including when I was a state trooper. I thought it would be a good opportunity to help make things better for the student athletes in our state.”

Baylor spent years working closely with the Blue Hen football team, especially with freshmen and new student-athletes, in the areas of community service, personal development, leadership, and social responsibility. 

He recently served as director of consumer affairs at N-K-S Distributors. Where he worked with educational institutions at all levels in the area of alcohol awareness and education and the prevention of underage drinking.

He also has served as a member on the following Boards of Directors: The Catholic Youth Organization, St. Mark’s High School, Bear YMCA, the Delaware Mentor Program, and the Delaware Crime Stoppers Board.

Since he has been in office Baylor said “I am learning how everything works right now it’s like starting anywhere new.” When asked what he’s liked so far about the position? Baylor replied “I am excited about the relationships with the athletic directors, coaches, and principals of the schools so we can come together as one unit.”

Baylor was very enthusiastic when we spoke with him about his new positions as executive director of the DIAA. When you look at his background and credentials you will know why. We are looking forward to working together with Mr. Baylor and the DIAA as we have for many years. We wish him the best in his new role.

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