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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: Officials Department, Officials Education, Education and Compliance, Coop Teams,
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, Wheelchair Basketball, Internship Program, IHSA Foundation Board Liaison
Sports: Competitive Dance, 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 Lacrosse, Speech, Drama, Music: Solo and Ensemble & Organizational, Competitive Cheerleading

Administrative Assistant
Carol Carr

Sam Knox Sam Knox

Assistant Executive Director

Responsibilities: Athletic Directors Advisory Committee
Sports: Boys Football, Boys Wrestling, Boys Baseball

Administrative Assistant
Brooke Finchum



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
Brock Hopp



Dan Le Dan Le

Assistant Executive Director

Responsibilities: Student Advisory Committee (SAC), Sportsmanship & Add A. Tude, Unified Basketball
Sports & Activities: Boys & Girls Tennis, Chess, Esports



Beth Sauser Beth Sauser

Assistant Executive Director

Responsibilities: Emerging Sports, Student Advisory Committee (SAC)
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

Deb Coffman

Responsibilities: Accounts Payable & Receivable, Licensed Vendors & Royalties, Tickets 

Corporate Sponsorships - TPG
Jeremy Hardman

Jeff Ziegenhorn

Officials Department &
Mailroom Supervisor

Melissa Burt

Desktop Publishing Department
Emily Bauman

Desktop Publishing Department
Kathy Topp


Tara Wood

Technology Director
Matt Jensen
: IHSA website, Schools & Officials Center, ScoreZone, Classifications

Information Technology Assistant
Craig Johnson