Jason Wille (pronounced Willie) was named the Association’s Sports Information Director in February 2005 and is responsible for promoting the IHSAA’s 22 state tournament events through the organization’s website, social media and news releases. He oversees the IHSAA’s historical archives, its Distinguished Media Service Award program and is also a contact for the news media.
Currently the longest-serving IHSAA staff member, Wille was originally hired in July 1995 as Publications Coordinator and was responsible for the annual production, editing and distribution of the Association’s numerous publications and forms including all state championship programs. He was promoted to the position of Assistant Sports Information Director in January 2002.
Prior to joining the IHSAA, Wille worked as a graduate assistant for one year each in the sports information offices at the University of Florida and Purdue University, where he also volunteered as a student assistant for four years as an undergraduate. He also was employed as Promotions Manager for Northwest Indiana public television station WYIN-TV in Merrillville from 1992-94.
He was honored in April 2011 by the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association with the Bob Williams Helping Hand Award.
Wille earned a B.A. degree from Purdue University in 1991 and is also a 1986 graduate of Crown Point High School. While a high school student, he worked as a statistician for Crown Point’s girls basketball team from 1984-86, including its state championship seasons in 1984 and 1985. He also played tennis three years and served as team manager for the Bulldogs.
He and his wife, Sherry, and their son, Max, reside in Westfield.