MACON, GA (August 1, 2022) – The Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA) today announced the kickoff of its inaugural athletic season. The GIAA, which launched as a new athletic association extended from the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) on December 3, 2021, at the final GISA Football Championship, will begin its first season of competition. The GIAA will debut with 77 member schools and their student-athletes participating in the eight fall sports. The year will continue with an entire slate of Fall, Winter, and Spring sports during the 2022-2023 school year.

Member schools kicked off the 2022-2023 season in style with midnight madness events on their respective campuses. Today marks the first day of practices and competition for all GIAA schools and student-athletes did not waste any time.

Former Athletic Director for Marist Schools and GIAA Commissioner, Tommy Marshall, was joined by student-athletes from all GIAA Macon area schools for this landmark announcement at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

“This is a historic day for Georgia’s Independent schools and their student-athletes. I believe I can speak for our independent high schools when I say this is a new and exciting time and the 2022-2023 school year will be a great one. The GIAA is the premier association for independent schools across the southeast.” said Tommy Marshall, commissioner of the GIAA.

The 2022-2023 school year will mark the first year the GIAA will be completely in charge of the member independent schools and their athletic programs. The GIAA will work in partnership with the GISA and will allow member institutions to have a say in developing a premier, competitive and fair foundation for athletic competition.

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