ron-belinkoRon Belinko, CMAA

Involved in education and interscholastic athletics since 1966, Ron Belinko, CMAA, Retired Coordinator of Athletics for the Baltimore County Public Schools. has earned honors at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a consultant for the Office of Athletics.

Belinko’s work at all levels of high school athletics has helped him advance to several important positions within the NFHS and the NIAAA. A member of the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee since 1999, he was appointed chairman in 2003. In 2002, Belinko was named the state Leadership Training coordinator, and he has served on national faculties for LTC 507 and LTC 502. Belinko has spoken at ten NIAAA National Conferences of High School Directors of Athletics, and has been published in the Interscholastic Athletic Administration journal.

Belinko has been equally dedicated to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA). Involved with the association since 1983, he has served on the MPSSAA’s executive council, and the MPSSAA Board of Control. He directed the state wrestling tournament from 1979 to 1990, and served on the MPSSAA Wrestling Weight Certification Committee in 2003. Belinko was inducted in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004, and he was also inducted into the Maryland State Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1987, as well as the Baltimore County Wrestling Hall of Fame. With his extensive experience in lacrosse, Belinko worked as director of the MPSSAA Lacrosse Committee, a position he has held since 1984.

Before getting involved in the administrative side of high school athletics, Belinko coached football, wrestling, and lacrosse. Among his coaching experiences, Belinko was head wrestling coach at Johns Hopkins University, and football, wrestling and lacrosse coach at Overlea High School and Eastern Technical High School. He is a member of the Eastern Technical High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Belinko is a graduate of the University of Baltimore, and he earned his master’s degree from Morgan State University. He holds the designation as a “Certified Master Athletic Administrator” from the National Certification board.

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