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Gill Winners

2021 Harry C. Gill Founders Award

Doug Schattinger

Pioneer Athletics

Doug Schattinger is the President of Pioneer Athletics, a manufacturer of athletic field marking paints and striping machines. Since joining Pioneer in 1997, Doug has been committed to evolving the sports turf coatings industry. Through vigorous research and collaboration with industry partners, Doug’s vision for more environmentally responsible and durable athletic field paints is becoming a reality.

Doug actively supports numerous industry organizations at the national, state and local levels and has served on the board of directors for a handful of groups, including SFMA’s SAFE Foundation.

Doug resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Lisa and son Ben and is an avid curler, spending much of the long Midwest winters on the ice.

Previous Harry C. Gill Founders Award Recipients

Year Award Winner
2020 Abby McNeal, CSFM City and County of Denver Parks
2019 Troy Smith, CSFM Ewing Irrigation
2018 Jeff Fowler, Penn State University Senior Extension (PA)
2017 Tim Moore, GCA Services
2016 Darian Daily (awarded posthumously), Cincinnati Bengals (OH)
2015 Michael Goatley, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University (VA)
2014 Andrew McNitt, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (PA)
2013 Bucky Trotter, Sports Facilities Insights (KY)
2012 Richard Moffitt, Moffitt & Associates (MO)
2011 Mike Andresen, CSFM, Iowa State University (IA)
2010 Leo Goertz, Texas A&M University (TX) (deceased)
2009 Tom Burns, Diamond Pro/TXI (TX)
2008 Bob Campbell, CSFM, University of Tennessee (TN)
2007 Bob Curry, Covermaster, Inc. (Ontario, Canada)
2006 Boyd R. Montgomery, CSFM, The Toro Company (MN)
2005 Bob Christofferson, Seattle Mariners, (WA)
2004 Lynda Wightman, Hunter Industries (CT)
2003 Ken Mrock, Chicago Bears Football Club (IL)
2002 Ross Kurcab, CSFM, Invesco Field at Mile High (CO)
2001 Dan Douglas, Reading Phillies (PA)
2000 Mary Owen, University of Massachusetts – Extension (MA)
1999 *Dale Getz, University of Notre Dame (IN)
1998 John Souter, Turfgrass Consultant, Perthshire, Scotland
1997 *Eugene Mayer, The Scotts Company
1996 Greg Petry, Waukegan Park District (IL)
1995 Gil Landry, Ph.D., University of Georgia (GA)
1994 Henry Indyk, Ph.D., (deceased), Turfcon (NJ)
1993 *Mike Schiller, Schaumburg Park District (IL)
1992 George Toma, Kansas City Royals & NFL (MO)
1991 James Watson, Ph.D., The Toro Company (CO)
1990 *David Frey, Cleveland Stadium (OH)
1989 *David Frey, Cleveland Stadium (OH)
1987 *Mark Hodnick, Cal Poly Pomona (CA)
1986 Kent W. Kurtz, Ph.D., (deceased) Cal Poly Pomona (CA)
1985 Anthony Burnett, RFK Stadium (DC)
1984 *Steve Wightman, Mile High Stadium (CO)
1983 William H. Daniel Ph.D., (deceased) Purdue University (IN)
1982 Harry C. Gill, (deceased), Milwaukee County Stadium (WI)

* Facility listed is where employed at time of award. Check Directory for current listing