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Purpose

The purpose of the IHSAA is to ensure athletics remain subservient to academics, and to maximize the opportunity for students to engage in transformative relationships with coaches and teammates in which their character and emotional maturity is developed to empower them to be effective in life.

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“The purpose of this organization is the encouragement and direction of athletics in the high schools of the state. No effort has been made to repress the athletic spirit that is everywhere in evidence in our schools. On the contrary, this organization gives recognition to athletics as an essential factor in the activities of the pupil and seeks only to direct these activities into proper and legitimate channels.”


 

ABOUT THE IHSAA

Organized in 1903, the Indiana High School Athletic Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization that is self-supporting without the use of tax monies.

Learn more about IHSAA History

Review the current by-laws and articles of incorporation

Learn about the awards & scholarships available to members of the IHSAA

Details and contact information for IHSAA job offerings

Details on ways to connect with the IHSAA

Visit the IHSAA Foundation and support IHSAA programming

Executive Staff

paul neidig

Paul Neidig

Commissioner
robert faulkens

Robert Faulkens

Assistant Commissioner
SPORTS:
Boys Baseball, Boys Football, Boys Wrestling, Unified Flag Football
Chris Kaufman

Chris Kaufman

Assistant Commissioner
SPORTS:
Girls Golf, Boys Golf, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis
Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Assistant Commissioner
SPORTS:
Girls Cross Country, Girls Track & Field, Unified Track & Field, Boys Basketball, Boys Cross Country, Boys Track & Field
Kerrie Schuldecker

Kerrie (Schludecker) Rosati

Assistant Commissioner
SPORTS:
Girls Softball, Boys Swimming & Diving, Girls Volleyball, Boys Swimming & Diving
janie ulmer

Janie Ulmer

Assistant Commissioner
Luke Morehead

Luke Morehead

Technology Director
heath shanahan

Heath Shanahan

Director of Broadcasting / Executive Producer
Jason Wille

Jason Wille

Sports Information Director
Matt Wolfert

Matt Wolfert

IHSAA Foundation President

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee meets monthly and is responsible for organizing and directing state tournaments and meets, interpreting the Association's By-Laws, determining consequences for rules violations, and establishing the Association's state office and employing a commissioner and staff to administer the Association. 

Stacy Adams

Valparaiso

Term Ends: June 2025

Tom Black

East Central

Term Ends: June 2024

Jim Brown

Fishers

Term Ends: June 2023

Chris Conley

Delta

Term Ends: June 2024

Nathan Dean

Jimtown

Term Ends: June 2023

Kye Denney

Wes-Del

Term Ends: June 2024

Jeff Doyle

Barr-Reeve

Term Ends: June 2023

Tom Finicle

Southwood

Term Ends: June 2023

Chad Gilbert

Charlestown

Term Ends: June 2025

Tim Grove

South Knox School Corp

Term Ends: June 2024

Patti McCormack

Lowell

Term Ends: June 2025

Kris Painter

Terre Haute North Vigo

Term Ends: June 2025

Brian Strong

Logansport

Term Ends: June 2025

Mike Whitten

Boonville

Term Ends: June 2023

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The members of IHSAA Executive Committee also serve as the Board of Directors, who meet annually on the first Monday of May to consider and vote on any changes to the By-laws—which provide the governing framework for the Association—that are proposed by any member schools or the Commissioner. The Board of Directors (and by extension, the Executive Committee) consists of 19 elected officials who represent member schools in all three districts of the state.

2022-23 Board President: Chris Conley, Delta
2022-23 Board Vice-President: Kye Denney, Wes-Del