Ron McGrawIHSA Assistant Executive Director 

On December 8, 2003, Ronald W. McGraw, principal at Knoxville High School and former member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors, was named an assistant executive director. 

McGraw graduated from ROWVA High School, he earned an associate degree in technology from Morrison Institute of Technology. Then he earned his bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from Western Illinois University. 

He began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Sherrard for seven years, where he coached wrestling, football and golf. He then joined the administrative staff at Monmouth (H.S.) as assistant principal/athletic director  for three years before moving to Knoxville as its principal for 10 years. 

Prior to becoming a member of the Board of Directors, Ron served on the Golf Advisory Committee, the All-State Academic Team Selection Committee and the Legislative Commission. 

Ron and his wife, Rosemary, are parents of two children, Mallory and Mike.