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Welcome to this                                                                2022-23 IHSAA Board of Directors and

      State Championship Event                                                                          Executive Committee

     The IHSAA State Finals are a time for celebration                              The IHSAA is governed by its legislative body, the Board of Directors. Composed of 19 individuals elected by member
     and reflection. While we celebrate the triumphs and                            school principals from three legislative districts, they serve staggered three-year terms. Ten board seats are filled by any
     achievements of the student-athletes competing today,   Special Thanks To Our Host  qualified individual (open seats), and seven board seats are filled by two qualified female representatives, two qualified
     we’re also able to reflect on the importance of                                minority representatives, two qualified urban school representatives and one private school representative. The Board of
     welcoming our fans back and thanking them for their   Terre Haute North Vigo High School  Directors meets annually with the responsibility of establishing the Association’s By-Laws and regulations.
                                                      Steve Joseph, Principal
     support.                                 Terre Haute Convention & Vistors Bureau
                         The atmosphere fans       Dave Patterson, Executive Director  The Executive Committee meets monthly and is responsible for organizing and directing state tournaments and meets,
                         bring to our State     Vigo County School Corporation      interpreting the Association’s By-Laws, determining penalties for rules violations, and establishing the Association’s state
                         Championships            Dr. Robert Haworth, Superintendent  office and employing a commissioner and staff to administer the Association.
                         transforms them from
                         just another event into a   State Finals Personnel         IHSAA Board of Directors                       IHSAA Executive Committee
                         true celebration. A   Tournament Administrator             District, Seat   Board Member        Term Ends  Jeff Doyle, Barr-Reeve (Chairman)
                         celebration of the   Brian Lewis, Assisstant Commissioner  District I, Class A   Tom Finicle, Southwood   June 2023  Jim Brown, Fishers (Vice-Chairman)
                         passion and pageantry                                      District I, Class AA     Nathan Dean, Jimtown   June 2024  Stacy Adams, Valparaiso
                                                                                    District I, Class AAA
                                                                                                                         June 2023
                         Hoosier high school   Assistant Tournament Administrator   District I, Class AAAA   Jeff Hamstra, Chesterton   June 2024  Tom Black, East Central
                         sports are known for.   Ashley Ernstberger, Executive Assistant                                           Chris Conley, Delta
                         Every fan of our high   Libby Chang, IHSAA Assistant       District II, Class A   Kye Denney, Wes-Del**   June 2024  Nathan Dean, Jimtown
                         school sports                                              District II, Class AA     Chris Conley, Delta*   June 2023  Kye Denney, Wes-Del
                                                                                    District II, Class AAA
                                                                                                                         June 2024
                         community—every      Tournament Director                   District II, Class AAAA   Jim Brown, Fishers   June 2023  Kyle Duncan, Brownsburg
                         student, coach, and bus   Kris Painter, Terre Haute North                                                 Tom Finicle, Southwood
                         driver, every parent,                                      District III, Class A   Jeff Doyle, Barr-Reeve   June 2023  Chad Gilbert, Charlestown
                                                                                                   Tim Grove, South Knox School Corp.
                                                                                                                         June 2024
                                                                                    District III, Class AA
                         sister, and          Assistant Tournament Director         District III, Class AAA   Mike Whitten, Boonville    June 2023  Tim Grove, South Knox School Corporation
     brother—contributes to this celebration whenever they   Ed Jarvis, Terre Haute South  District III, Class AAAA   Tom Black, East Central   June 2024  Jeff Hamstra, Chesterton
     attend a State Finals event. That’s because by   Kenny Pearson, West Vigo                                                     Joe Herrmann, Evansville Mater Dei
     attending the State Finals and cheering for their                              North District, Female   Patti McCormack, Lowell    June 2025  Patti McCormack, Lowell
                                                                                    North District, Minority
                                                                                                                         June 2025
                                                                                                   Stacy Adams, Valparaiso
     school, fans are supporting and fostering so much   Official Scorer            North District, Urban   Brian Strong, Logansport    June 2025  Kris Painter, Terre Haute North Vigo
     more than great competition…             Mike Dason                            South District, Female   Kris Painter, Terre Haute North Vigo   June 2025  Brian Strong, Logansport
                                                                                    South District, Minority   Kyle Duncan, Brownsburg   June 2025  Mike Whitten, Boonville
     They’re supporting exactly what makes high school   Referees/Starters          South District, Urban   Chad Gilbert, Charlestown    June 2025
     sports different. For over 100 years, the IHSAA has   Daniel Cummins, Edward Stuffle
     focused on keeping education in front of athletics by                          Private School Rep.   Joe Herrmann, Evansville Mater Dei   June 2025
     providing an arena for our state’s 160,000 student-  Assistant Starters        * President      ** Vice-President
     athletes to learn essential life lessons. Lessons in   John Yantiss, Tom Simpson
     teamwork, perseverance, and humility. Lessons that
     will translate to their careers as they transition into   100 M Recall
     adulthood. Lessons that will benefit and define the   Michael Alspaugh, Rodney King
     communities they lead once their playing days are
     over.                                    Athletic Training Staff
                                              Fortè Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
     So, on behalf of the 407 IHSAA member-schools, our
     board of directors, and all our student-athletes   Program Credits
     participating in this weekend’s championship event,   Publisher: Paul Neidig, Commissioner
     thank you for being with us to celebrate today.   Editor: Brandon Baxter, Communications Assistant
     Thank you for supporting education-based athletics in   Printing: Sport Graphics, Indianapolis
                                              Photography: Double Edge Media
     Indiana. As you enjoy today’s State Finals competition,   Cover Design: 360 Group, Indianapolis
     remember that this is pure spirit. This is pure sport.
     This is your IHSAA.
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     Sincerely,                                    Indianapolis, IN 46260
                                                For state tournament results and latest Indiana high
                                                school sports information, visit the IHSAA website at
     Paul Neidig                          
     IHSAA Commissioner                                 @ihsaa1
                           IHSAA - Pure Spirit.  Pure Sport.  Pure INDIANA!                               IHSAA - Pure Spirit.  Pure Sport.  Pure INDIANA!
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