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Sailer named Class A Athletic Administrator of the Year

Fred Sailer was named the 2012-13 Class A Athletic Administrator of the year.

Perham Activities Director Fred Sailer has been selected by a group of peers as the 2012-2013 Class A Minnesota Athletic Administrator of the year.

Sailer has been recognized for 16 years of Service as an Activities Administrator at Perham High School.

Sailer earned his Associate of Arts Degree from Fergus Falls Community College in 1975. He went on to get his BS degree from Bemidji State University in 1977.

Fred started his career working for Fergus Falls Community College in 1977 as the Assistant football coach and part time physical education instructor. In 1979 he started his career at Perham Public schools as the Community Education and Public Relations Director. Fred served Perham Public Schools in many different capacities over the last 34 years. He is currently the Activities Director grade 7-12, Community Education Director, and Director of Perham Area Learning Center.

Fred has been very active in the MnIAAA. He has fulfilled all Executive positions of the MnIAAA including President. He as had many State Conference responsibilities as well as National Organization Participation and served as the Delegate to the NIAAA National Conference.

Fred has had many contributions to the MSHSL including: Transfer, Team-Up and Classification Committee member, Section Tournament Responsibilities and Region 6A Executive Committee member.

Some of Fred's highlight's over his career include: National Youth Leadership scholarship recipient, Minnesota Community Education Director of the Year, He was selected by Newsweek Magazine as one of the 50 educators nationally for his influence on first year educators. Perham High School won the 2008 MSHSL Challenge Cup.

Fred is not only an active professional, but an active community member as well. Fred has served on the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as served on numerous construction committees for the community including: public library, community center, hospital, and new city baseball stadium. He was the District representative on school projects including all-weather track, two concession/lavatory projects and three new school buildings.

Fred and his wife Sue have two children; Carolyn and her husband Mike and daughter Addison, their son Mark and his wife Erika.