Trá Waters

Assistant Commissioner Sports & Championships
(919) 240-7376

Trá is the Director of Sports and Championships for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.  In his 11th year at the NCHSAA, Trá has been associated with numerous positions throughout his tenure.  He started working at the NCHSAA in August of 2005 as an Intern in the Development Department.  In January of 2006, he was hired full-time as the Office Assistant/Receptionist.  In April of 2006, he began working as the Officiating Administrator with the Supervisor of Officials.  In July of 2009, he moved over to the Sport Department as the Assistant Director of Sports.  In July of 2014, Trá took over his newest responsibilities as the Director of Sports and Championships for Football, Lacrosse, Men's Basketball, Tennis, & Wrestling.

Originally from Lincolnton, NC, Trá was Valedictorian of his 2001 graduating class at Lincolnton High School.  Trá was a 3 sport athlete at Lincolnton, where he participated in Football, Wrestling, and Track & Field.  Trá won the 2001 Richard Smith Scholar-Athlete of the Year award from Lincolnton High School and was the Lincoln Times News Scholar-Athlete as well.  

Trá attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received the prestigious Johnston Scholarship, a full academic scholarship.  He was a member of the UNC Varsity Rugby team his freshman year, before a severe shoulder injury ended his career.  Trá graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and minored in Exercise and Sports Science.  

In 2010, Trá earned his Master's Degree in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University.

Trá lives in Alamance County with his beautiful wife, Victoria, and their amazing daughter Lily.

Staff Responsibilities

Sports and Championships

  • Fall Sports - Women's Tennis, Football
  • Winter Sports - Wrestling, Men's Basketball
  • Spring Sports - Men's Tennis, Lacrosse
  • Coaches Clinic
  • Eligibility
  • Incidents & Penalties