The Athletic Community Mourns the Passing of Business Owner, Leader, and Friend,
Karan Wade Hutton
Owner, Leader, and Friend Karan Wade Hutton passed away at the age of 67. Continuing the tradition of a family-owned business, in 1999, Karan Wade Hutton acquired ownership of Clell Wade Coaches Directory, Inc. As one of the industry's leaders in information resources for interscholastic sports, Clell Wade Coaches Directory, Inc. was named the official directory of the NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association).
Following in her father’s footsteps (Clell Wade), Karan Wade Hutton was a visionary and embraced the fast-paced technological shifts eagerly. Karan launched the printed publication in to a digital version where school athletic information could be kept up-to-date all year long and accessible on any device.
It was Karan's passion to provide quality resources to the education-based athletic community. For years Karan envisioned being able to provide Coaches and Administrators with more than the Coaches Directory. In 2011 she brought Coaches Insider to reality – a free content library for coaches to learn from other high-level coaches and top instructors. AD Insider (in partnership with the NIAAA) was soon developed to provide a free platform for Athletic Administrators with resources to help with the ever-changing challenges faced in athletic programs around the country.