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Huntington Beach Union High School District

Edison High School’s Rich Boyce Named 2023 Athletic Director of the Year by OC Athletic Directors Association

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Edison High School’s (EHS) athletic director, Rich Boyce, has been recognized as the 2023 Athletic Director of the Year by the Orange County Athletic Directors Association (OCADA). Only one of over 80 athletic directors in Orange County receive this prestigious honor each year.

OCADA recognizes and honors athletic directors, coaches, and student-athletes that showcase exceptional character and dedication to their craft. This organization’s mission is to honor these individuals and promote learning experiences that foster sportsmanship, teamwork, and integrity.

Boyce is in his 22nd year at EHS, where he started out as the head boys basketball coach in 2001 and took over as athletic director in 2010. Boyce began his career as a freshman boys basketball coach at Tustin High School in 1985. In 1987, he went to Estancia High School to be the varsity boys basketball assistant coach and the freshman and JV head boys basketball coach, where he would continue coaching for 13 years, with the last four as the head varsity boys basketball coach. While at Estancia, Boyce also coached varsity softball for one year, was an assistant coach for baseball and tennis, and helped part-time with golf.

Boyce won OCADA’s Norm MacKenzie “Rookie” Athletic Director Award in 2016 and has led Edison’s boys varsity basketball team to seven league titles over the last nine years.

​​”I am humbled by the award,” shared Boyce. “It is really an award for the entire Athletic Department here at Edison. All of our coaches, players, administrators, and school staff have a hand in winning this award. I am blessed to be at such a wonderful school.”

Boyce will be recognized at the 2024 California State Athletic Directors Association Conference in San Diego on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Boyce’s expertise and passion for Edison athletics are shown through years of league championships, CIF appearances, and student-athlete college commitments made across all athletic programs. The Huntington Beach Union High School District is honored to have such a committed and supportive athletic director who has continued to prioritize the needs of student-athletes and coaches.