Outgoing Conway Athletic Director Buzz Bolding received the Arkansas High School Athletic Administrator’s Association Athletic Director of the year for Class 7A, as decided at this week’s athletic directors’ meeting in Cabot.

Bolding, who announced his resignation in February, will step down July 1. Steve Daniel, a former coach and current assistant principal, will take over when Bolding leaves.

Some of Bolding’s accomplishments include working with the community to increase and improve Conway High’s athletic facilities, highlighted by the football fieldhouse and the effort to help get turf at John McConnell Stadium.

He is a former president, vice president, treasurer and program chairman of the AHSAAA.

During Bolding’s tenure, Conway has hosted state competitions for basketball, track, soccer and dance events.