Administrative & Support Staff

The IHSA Staff is charged with the responsibility of administering sport and activity programs according the IHSA Constitution and By-laws at the direction of its Board of Directors.


Administrative Staff & Assistants

Craig Anderson Craig Anderson

Executive Director
Responsibilities: Investigations, Eligibility Rulings, Strategic Planning, Fiscal Management, Office Operations, IHSA Foundation, Memberships, Foreign Exchange Programs & CSIET

Office Manager &
Executive Assistant

Tina Brown

Kurt Gibson Kurt Gibson

Associate Executive Director
Responsibilities: Education and Compliance, Coop Teams, Corporate Sponsorships
Sports & Activities: Boys Golf, Boys Basketball, Bass Fishing

Administrative Assistant
Emma Carstens

Kraig Garber Kraig Garber

Assistant Executive Director
Responsibilities: Coaches Education, American Sport Education Program (ASEP), Programs for Athletes with Disabilities
Sports & Activities: Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Swimming & Diving, Boys and Girls Track & Field, Scholastic Bowl

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Lowery

Tracie HenryTracie Henry

Assistant Executive Director
Responsibilities: Sanctioning, March Madness Experience, Wheelchair Basketball, Internship Program
Sports: Competitive Dance, Boys and Girls Gymnastics, Girls Softball

Administrative Assistant
Emma Carstens


Susan Knoblauch Susan Knoblauch

Assistant Executive Director
Responsibilities: Spirit, Activities Directors Advisory Committee
Sports & Activities:Boys and Girls Tennis, Speech Individual Events, Drama & Group Interpretation, Debate, Music: Solo and Ensemble & Organizational, Competitive Cheerleading

Administrative Assistant
Carol Carr

Sam Knox Sam Knox

Assistant Executive Director
Responsibilities: Officials Department, Officials Education, Athletic Directors Advisory Committee
Sports: Boys Football, Boys Wrestling, Boys Baseball

Administrative Assistant
Jackie Litwiller

Administrative Assistant for Officials Department
Tracy Sprout


Stacey Lambert

Assistant Executive Director
Responsibilities: All State Academic Team, Equity, Sports Medicine
Sports: Boys and Girls Volleyball, Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Bowling, Girls Badminton

Administrative Assistant
Debbie Coffman

Beth Sauser Beth Sauser

Assistant Executive Director
Responsibilities: Sportsmanship & Add A. Tude, Emerging Sports
Sports: Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Water Polo

Administrative Assistant
LeAnna Mutchler

Matt Troha Matt Troha

Assistant Executive Director
Responsibilities: Communications, Media Relations, Digital Tickets, Publications, NFHS Network & IHSA TV, IHSA State
Sports & Activities: Journalism





Support Staff

Accounting Department
Tammy Craig
Responsibilities: Accounts Payable & Receivable, Licensed Vendors & Royalties, Tickets 

Officials Department &
Mailroom Supervisor

Melissa Burt

Desktop Publishing Department
Jackie Iverson
Responsibilities: Records Updates

Desktop Publishing Department
Kathy Topp


Tara Wood

Information Technology Director
Matt Jensen

Information Technology Assistant
Craig Johnson