Holly Gann first returned to Fort Recovery as girls basketball coach.

Then she became the athletics director.

This week, she was recognized for her efforts in leading the Indians.

The Northwest Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association announced Gann as its winner of the Horizon Award.

The award goes to an administrator “who has demonstrated within their first (5) five years, signs of professionalism and involvement, which has made a difference in their school or conference.” It will be presented at the Northwest Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Golf and Awards Outing on June 9 at Sycamore Springs Golf Course.

Gann is in her first year as Fort Recovery’s athletics director, having officially taken over the role Aug. 1. She served as girls basketball coach, a role she still holds, for two seasons before becoming the AD. She had also been an assistant track coach.

The 2007 FRHS graduate, who also serves as transportation director, was a standout athlete in basketball and track for the Indians. A four-year starter and two-time All-Midwest Athletic Conference selection, she ranks third in career steals (240), sixth in career scoring (1,048) and seventh in career rebounds (513). Her 44 3-pointers as a junior were a school record at that time.

In track, she was a three-time state qualifier, finishing seventh in the state in the discus as a senior. She still holds the school record in the discus at 125 feet, 8 inches.

Gann continued her career, competing in both basketball and track for Defiance College.