BOARD: MEETING MINUTES

2021-22 MINUTES

Below are approved minutes from past meetings of the IHSAA’s Board of Control. The board consists of eight voting members and one non-voting ex-officio member who represent all five IHSAA districts in the state of Iowa. Seven board members are elected by IHSAA schools, and one by the Iowa Association of School Boards. Board positions are unpaid and are determined through annual elections of IHSAA member school representatives. 

Minutes published below are from meetings in the 2021-22 school year.

For past digitized issues (2019-21) of the IHSAA Bulletin, please view the Media page. 

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February 4, 2022

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE 

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

FEBRUARY 4, 2022 

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met February 4, 2022, at the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) office in Boone, pursuant to notice.  Board of Control members present were Chairperson Brent Cook, Vice-Chairperson Dave Wiebers (Zoom participant 1st and 2nd hearing only), Treasurer Andy Crozier, Rod Earleywine (Zoom participant), Barb Schwamman (Zoom participant), Amanda Whaley (Zoom participant), Deron Durflinger, and Steve Pettit (Zoom participant). Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating and Assistant Directors Todd Tharp and Jared Chizek. Also present was Brian Humke, IHSAA legal counsel. 

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Cook at 8:00 a.m. 

 

ELIGIBILITY RULING – (1) Oskaloosa Christian School – Aggrieved Member School – IHSAA Junior High Sharing Agreement Policy – Pursuant to a letter received from Don Mitchell, principal, Oskaloosa Christian School. Don Mitchell, appellant (Zoom participant), participated in the hearing. He was informed Board Member Lebo had recused herself from the hearing and had not received any materials pertaining to the hearing. (MM-S) Wiebers-Crozier to uphold the decision of the IHSAA administrative staff and to require Oskaloosa Christian to first ask the Oskaloosa Community School District regarding sharing junior high sports before entering into an agreement with Pella Christian.  Motion carried unanimously. 

(2) Union, LaPorte City – Sam S. – Scholarship Rule 36.15(2). Pursuant to a letter received from Michael Bruns, Union High School athletic director. Michael Bruns, appellant, Sam S., student, Chad S., father, and Travis Fleshner, Union Superintendent participated in the hearing via Zoom. The participants were informed Board Member Lebo had recused herself from the hearing and had not received any materials pertaining to the hearing. (MM) Whaley to extend the eligibility of the student. Without a second, the motion was not considered.  (MM-S) Durflinger-Crozier that in accordance with 36.15(2), the appeal requesting an extension of eligibility be denied.  Motion carried 6-1 with Whaley dissenting.

(3)  IKM-Manning – Amos R. – Scholarship Rule 36.15(2). Pursuant to a letter received from Cory McCarville, IKM-Manning High School athletic director. Cory McCarville, appellant, and Trevor Miller, IKM-Manning superintendent, participated in the hearing. The participants were informed Board Members Lebo and Wiebers had recused themselves from the hearing and had not received any materials pertaining to the hearing. (MM-S) Earleywine-Schwamman that in accordance with 36.15(2), the appeal requesting an extension of eligibility be denied.  Motion carried unanimously. 

(4) Greene County – Hayden T. – General Transfer Rule 36.15(3). Pursuant to a letter received from Hayden T. Hayden T., appellant; Dusty T., mother; TJ Sebolt, club wrestling coach; and Mark Ironside, wrestling coach and family friend; Zach Wigle, Solon High School principal; Casey Hack, Solon High School athletic director; TJ Bevans, Solon High School co-head wrestling coach; and Aaron Hadenfeldt, Solon High School co-head wrestling coach, participated in the hearing. They were informed Board Member Lebo had recused herself from the hearing and had not received any materials pertaining to the hearing. (MM-S) Whaley-Earleywine that in accordance with 36.15(3), eligibility be denied.  Motion carried unanimously.   

 

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Cook at 12:05 p.m. 

 

I, Jared Chizek, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Friday, February 4, 2022. 

January 20, 2022

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING  

OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL  

OF THE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

JANUARY 20, 2022 

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met January 20, 2022, at the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) office in Boone, pursuant to notice. Board of Control members present were Chairperson Brent Cook, Vice-Chairperson Dave Wiebers, Treasurer Andy Crozier, Rod Earleywine (Zoom participant), Barb Schwamman, Steve Pettit, Amanda Whaley, and Deron Durflinger. Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating, Assistant Directors Todd Tharp and Chad Elsberry, and Director of Finance Jessica Morgan.  

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Cook at 8:30 a.m. 

AGGRIEVED MEMBER SCHOOL APPEAL – Oskaloosa Christian School – Pursuant to a letter received from Donald Mitchell, Principal at Oskaloosa Christian School. Appellant, Donald Mitchell, participated in a video conference call seeking to enter multiple coops within several sports. (MM-S) Crozier-Schwamman that the decision of the IHSAA administrative staff be affirmed. Motion carried unanimously.  

APPROVAL OF AGENDA – (MM-S) Durflinger-Schwamman to approve agenda. Motion carried unanimously. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – (MM-S) Durflinger-Whaley to approve the December 16, 2021 minutes. Motion carried unanimously. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – (MM-S) Schwamman-Crozier to proceed to executive session to discuss a personnel matter. (MM-S) Durflinger-Crozier to adjourn the Executive Session. 

 

CONSENT ITEMS 

WRESTLING TOURNAMENT MANUAL The IHSAA Wrestling Tournament Manual was reviewed by the board.  

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT MANUAL – The IHSAA Basketball Tournament manual was reviewed.  

DISTRICT SWIM SITES & ASSIGNMENTS  –  Board reviewed assignments as posted online.  

STATE SWIM ALTERNATE QUALIFIERS – Review of adoption of NFHS rule 5-4-5 allowing up to two alternate qualifiers for the finals of individual events in order to guarantee a full complement of finalists. 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS (MM-S) Durflinger-Pettit to approve all consent items as presented and reviewed.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 

ACTION ITEMS 

FINANCIAL REPORT – Director of Finance Morgan presented the most recent financial statements and reports. (MM-S) Schwamman-Whaley to accept the reports as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEETING & RECOMMENDATION – Director of Finance Morgan presented the minutes from the December 16, 2021 investment committee meeting. (MM-S) Pettit-Crozier to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

IHSAA ANNUAL REPORT – Director of Finance Morgan presented the financial overview pages of the 2020-2021 IHSAA Annual Report. (MM-S) Wiebers-Schwamman to accept as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

ADDITIONAL CLASS OF SOCCER – Assistant Director Tharp presented the request from the Soccer Advisory Committee regarding an additional class of soccer. (MM-S) Wiebers-Crozier to approve the request for an additional class of soccer. Motion failed (4-4).  

BOWLING SITES & ASSIGNMENTS – Assistant Director Elsberry presented a breakdown of sites and assignments for bowling schools in the postseason. (MM-S) Whaley-Schwamman to approve as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

OFFICIALS HALL OF FAME RECOMMENDATIONS Minutes and recommendations of the Officials’ Hall of Fame selection committee chaired by Chris Cuellar, IHSAA Communications Director, were presented to the Board for review. Included in the recommendations were Dan Halder, Pocahontas; Arthur Ousley, Des Moines; Mike Sayre, Sperry; Dave Skibsted, Storm Lake; Todd Thompson, Greene; and Scott Whitehill, Mason City. (MM-S) Wiebers-Whaley to approve recommendations as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

COVID FORFEITURE DURING POSTSEASON – Administrative staff presented language dealing with potential forfeitures in the postseason in either individual and/or team competitions on scheduled dates due to COVID. If a forfeiture occurs the opponent of the team/individual will advance to the next round. If the forfeit due to COVID is in the championship contest, the team they were scheduled to compete against will be declared the champion. (MM-S) Durflinger-Schwamman to accept the language and policy as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION AT IHSAA – Executive Director Keating outlined recent history of administrative positions at the IHSAA and the desire to proceed with an additional staff member. (MM-S) Durflinger-Pettit to begin the hiring process for an additional staff member. Motion carried unanimously.   

 

REPORTS 

I.A.S.B. REPORT – Board member Whaley shared information regarding the new IASB website in addition to resources available to schools. Also shared was information on a forthcoming member survey as well as legislative priorities that include school funding, along with dropout and at-risk funding. Whaley also shared information regarding student issues surrounding mental health concerns.   

I.H.S.A.D.A REPORT – Chairperson Cook reported on the upcoming IHSADA Conference to be held in March in Coralville. 

LET’S CONNECT CONFERENCE REPORT – Assistant Director Elsberry shared information on the annual conference attended by several administrative staff members. Topics of discussion at the conference include technology, marketing, communications, and educational outreach programs.  

NFHS WINTER MEETING REPORT – Executive Director Keating reviewed subject matter from the recent NFHS Winter Meeting that included DEI initiatives, marketing, NFHS Network, and the forthcoming NFHS Experience involving multiple digital platforms to deliver content and tools for state associations. 

 

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1) Executive Director Keating shared Winter Sports Ejections.

2) A preliminary NFHS Summer Meeting Schedule was shared with Board and staff.

3) Executive Director Keating provided the Head Strong Concussion Insurance Claims as of January, 2022.

4) Administrative staff shared a brief summary of the Football Advisory Committee Meeting.

5) Board responsibilities at halftime of the Basketball Tournament were reviewed.

6) An update was given on venue discussions for future state baseball sites.

7) Assistant Director Elsberry shared training resources and programs for safe and respectful athletic programs.

8) Administrative staff shared a letter from Carroll High School regarding the use of an ineligible basketball player and subsequent forfeiture.

9) Executive Director Keating reviewed ongoing discussions about the future of the administrator, media, and sports medicine awards program. 

10) Executive Director Keating detailed the need for Name, Image and Likeness language in the IHSAA Handbook.

11) Administrative staff and Board discussed pending legislation and potential impact on interscholastic athletic programs.  

 

NEXT MEETING DATE – The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held March 10, 2022, at the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines. 

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Cook at 11:45 a.m. 

l, Chad Elsberry, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Thursday, January 20, 2022. 

December 16, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING  

OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL  

OF THE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DECEMBER 16, 2021 

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met December 16, 2021, at the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) office in Boone, pursuant to notice. Board of Control members present were Chairperson Brent Cook (Zoom participant), Vice-Chairperson Dave Wiebers, Treasurer Andy Crozier, Rod Earleywine (Zoom participant), Barb Schwamman (Zoom participant, Amanda Whaley, and Deron Durflinger. Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating, Assistant Directors Todd Tharp and Chad Elsberry, and Director of Finance Jessica Morgan.  

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Cook at 8:30 a.m. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – (MM-S) Whaley-Crozier to approve the November 19 and November 30, 2021 minutes. Motion carried unanimously. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – (MM-S) Durflinger-Whaley to proceed to executive session to discuss a personnel matter. (MM-S) Earleywine-Crozier to adjourn the Executive Session. 

 

ACTION ITEMS 

FINANCIAL REPORT – Director of Finance Morgan presented the most recent financial statements and the fall sports ticketing reports. (MM-S) Durflinger-Whaley to accept the reports as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 

2021-22 IHSAA BASKETBALL CLASSIFICATIONS – Assistant Director Tharp presented the schools, enrollments, and classifications for the 2022 Boys Basketball Tournament. (MM-S) Earleywine-Whaley to accept the classifications as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

2021-22 IHSAA BOWLING CLASSIFICATIONS – Assistant Director Elsberry presented the schools, enrollments, and classifications for the 2022 Boys Bowling Tournament. (MM-S) Durflinger-Whaley to accept the classifications as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

SOCCER ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES AND RECOMMENDATIONS – Assistant Director Tharp presented the Soccer Advisory Committee minutes and the single recommendation to expand Boys Soccer from 3 classes to 4 classes with the 2021-22 school year. Information was provided for the committee’s rational along with a lengthy discussion about the impact to both soccer and other programs. (MM-S) Earleywine-Whaley to table a decision on the recommendation until further information could be gathered for the next regular board meeting. Motion carried unanimously.  

SELECT PHYSICAL THERAPY AGREEMENT  –  Assistant Director Tharp presented the proposed agreement that is annual and provides certified athletic training services at the boys basketball and soccer tournaments from Select Physical Therapy. (MM-S) Durflinger-Whaley to accept the agreement as presented. Motion carried unanimously.  

APPROVAL OF 9TH FOOTBALL GAME FOR AUDUBON HIGH SCHOOL – Assistant Director Tharp presented documentation for the request from Audubon to play a 9th game which would take place week 0 to accommodate another member school in completing their schedule. (MM-S) Wiebers-Crozier to allow the requested game. Motion carried unanimously.  

 

REPORTS 

I.A.S.B. REPORT – Board member Whaley shared information related to school funding, onboarding new school board members around the state, and student issues surrounding at-risk and mental health concerns.   

I.H.S.A.D.A REPORT – Chairperson Cook reported on the recently held national NIAAA convention. 

DIRECTOR OF OFFICIALS REPORT – Director of Officials Curtis presented information on fall sport ejection numbers. 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES/OUTREACH/DEVELOPMENT REPORT – Assistant Director Elsberry presented information about upcoming IASC District Leadership Conferences. In addition, he reported on continuing work with the UNI-Center for Prevention with the CBIM and MVP programs.  

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR REPORT – Information was provided on a training session held with IHSAA staff on December 15 from the Donovan Group regarding industry standards with regard to communication practices.  

TECHNOLOGY REPORT – Assistant Director Elsberry shared training materials utilized with staff regarding Varsity Bound and the IHSAA database.  

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1) Executive Director Keating shared Winter Sports Online Rules Meeting Notifications.

2) Director of Officials Curtis shared Wrestling memos.

3) Assistant Director Elsberry shared recent Bowling memos.

4) Assistant Director Tharp shared Basketball memos sent to member schools.  

5) Executive Director Keating shared the first Swimming memo.

6) Assistant Director Tharp provided the 2022 State Basketball Schedule.

7) Executive Director Keating shared the Head Strong Insurance Claims as of December 1.

8) Executive Director Keating reviewed topics of discussion at the 11 States Meeting.

9) Executive Director Keating shared information from the NIAAA Conference.

10) Executive Director Keating provided additional information on the TPG proposal.

11) Executive Director Keating detailed potential staff DEI training and sought input from Board Members.

12) Assistant Director Tharp provided information on potential State Baseball venues.  

 

NEXT MEETING DATE – The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held January 20, 2022 at the IHSAA Office in Boone. 

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Cook at 10:00 a.m. 

l, Chad Elsberry, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Thursday, December 16, 2022.

November 30, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

November 30, 2021

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met November 30, 2021, via Zooom, pursuant to notice.  Board of Control members present were Chairperson Brent Cook, Vice-Chairperson Dave Wiebers, Treasurer Andy Crozier, Rod Earleywine, Barb Schwamman, Steve Pettit, Amanda Whaley and Dr. Ann Lebo (non-voting). Association staff member present was Executive Director Tom Keating a.

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Cook at 7:34 a.m.

 

ACTION ITEMS

WRESTLING SCRIMMAGE RULE (MM-S) Schwamman-Earleywine to approve in wrestling, the limitation of three scrimmages per school is waived for situations when girls from one school practice/scrimmage with girls from another school. Also waived is the limitation of four schools per scrimmage when girls from one school practice/scrimmage with girls from another school. Girls are permitted unlimited opportunities to practice/scrimmage with girls from another school. Boys remain held to all scrimmage guidelines, including the three-scrimmage limit. Motion passed unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Cook at 7:46 a.m.

 

I, Tom Keating, Executive Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

November 19, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met November 19, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls, Iowa pursuant to notice.  Board of Control members present were Chairperson Barb Schwamman, Vice-Chairperson Brent Cook, Treasurer Dave Wiebers, Amanda Whaley, Deron Durflinger, Steve Pettit, Rod Earleywine and Ann Lebo (non-voting). Association staff member present was Executive Director Tom Keating.

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Schwamman at 8:00 a.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA – (MM-S) Pettit-Crozier to approve the agenda with the addition of an action item to approve website development by Webspec. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – (MM-S) Wiebers-Durflinger to approve October 14, 2021 minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

REPORTS

I.A.S.B. REPORT – Board Member Whaley shared information regarding the IASB annual conference, including this year’s IASB Priorities

I.H.S.A.D.A REPORT – Board Member Cook shared the NIAAA (National AD) Conference is scheduled for December 11-15 in Denver, Colorado.

D.O.E. REPORT – Board Member Lebo information regarding application and approval of Charter schools, superintendents’ session discussions, the Mental Health Conference and opportunity for schools to apply for relief grants to assist in merging early childhood programs to other programs

NFHS NETWORK/LIVE STREAMING REPORT Director of Communications Chris Cuellar shared numbers regarding football playoff games streamed via NFHS and also via local schools through a paid access fee to IHSAA.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES & OUTREACH REPORT Assistant Director Elsberry provided information on recently held Coaching Boys into Men workshops, student leadership workshops and MVP Summits.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT No updates.

DIRECTOR OF OFFICIALS REPORT – Director of officials Lewie Curtis shared numbers regarding registered officials.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

IHSAA/IHOP HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE RENEWALS – Director of Finance Jessica Morgan shared that health rates will increase by 3.6% and dental rates will increase by 4%.

IHSAA RETIREMENT COMMITTEE MINUTES – Director of Finance Jessica Morgan shared the minutes and reported that investments that are used for the retirement fund were performing well. Retirement fund manager TrueNorth will conduct an educational session for IHSAA staff and conduct one on one meetings with staff members who wish to.

WRESTLING CLASSIFICATIONS – Wrestling administrator Lewie Curtis shared the 2021-22 Wrestling Classifications.

ADDITIONAL HALLS OF FAME – Director of Communications Chris Cuellar share a plan to implement IHSAA Halls of fame in all sports where one does not currently exist. Some will be new ventures and others will be developed in conjunction with other organization Halls of Fame.

WRESTLING GRAND MARCH ESCORT RECOMMENDATION – Wrestling administrator Lewie Curtis presented Jim Miller as his recommendation for the State Wrestling Tournament’s Grand March Escort.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS (MM-S) Earleywine-Durflinger to approve all consent items as presented and reviewed.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1) Assistant Director Tharp shared information regarding the IHSAA/IGHSAU New Administrator Workshop Part II.

2) Administrative staff presented online rules meeting memos for winter sports.

3) Executive Director Keating shared minutes from the Joint IGHSAU/IHSAA meeting.

4) Assistant Director Elsberry shared information on 2021-22 Pride Challenge events.

5) Executive Director Keating shared the 2021 State Football Awards Presentation Schedule.

6) Executive Director Keating shared information regarding Head Strong Concussion Insurance claims through November 1.

7) Executive Director Keating shared information regarding website development for digital content of the Hall of Pride.

8) Executive Director Keating shared a summary of a meeting between IHSAA and TPG, a firm that works with State Associations on sponsorships.

9) Chairperson Schwamman shared information from a meeting conducted by IGHSAU on girls wrestling.

10) Executive Director Keating outlined a meeting that was held with Special Olympics Iowa that included discussion of Unified Sports.

 

ACTION ITEMS

IHSAA REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS – Executive Director Keating shared the results of the Rep Council Election. (MM-S) Pettit-Durflinger to approve the results. Motion carried unanimously.

Central District

Class Candidate Name Title School # of Votes
1A Seth Poldberg Principal North Polk, Alleman 11
1A Dr. Adam Zellmer Superintendent South Hardin 2
1A Travis Druvenga Principal Dike-New Hartford 1
1A Dan Frazier Superintendent Belmond-Klemme 1
1A Andrew McQuillen Principal Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1
1A Mark Olmstead Superintendent Clarksville 1
1A Lori Fricke Principal Collins-Maxwell 1

 

Northeast District

Class Candidate Name Title School # of Votes
2A Shannon Bisgard Superintendent Linn-Mar, Marion 2
2A Ed Klamfoth Superintendent Waverly-Shell Rock 1
2A Kim Hermsen Superintendent Xavier, Cedar Rapids 1

 

Northwest District

Class Candidate Name Title School # of Votes
1A Jon Wiebers Superintendent Ridge View 18
1A Amanda Schmidt Superintendent West Bend-Mallard 2
1A Bill Walters Superintendent Alta-Aurelia 1
1A Nate Hemiller Principal Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 1
1A Dr. David Smith Superintendent Spirit Lake 1
1A Matt Alexander Superintendent OABCIG 1
1A Tom Luxford Superintendent George-Little Rock 1

 

Southeast District

Class Candidate Name Title School # of Votes
1A Mike Still Superintendent Wayne, Corydon 9
1A Chad Wahls Superintendent New London 2
1A Mark Schneider Superintendent Mid-Prairie, Wellman 2
1A Tim Bartels Principal WACO, Wayland 2
1A Lonnie Luepker Superintendent Calamus-Wheatland 1
1A Neil Gray Superintendent Northeast, Goose Lake 1
1A Adam Magliari Principal Keokuk 1
1A Mark Yeoman Principal Columbus Community 1
1A Angela Hazelett Principal Highland, Riverside 1
1A Janet Holst-Behrens Principal Iowa Valley, Marengo 1
1A Cassi Pearson Superintendent Knoxville 1
1A Tracy Wilkins Principal Knoxville 1
1A Joe Burnett Superintendent Durant 1
1A Larry Achenbach Superintendent Chariton 1
1A Shannon Webb Principal Sigourney 1
1A Tom Rubel Superintendent Centerville 1
1A Davis Eidahl Superintendent Solon 1
1A Bruce Snodgrass Principal West Burlington 1
1A Willie Stone Superintendent Washington 1
1A Jennifer Donels Principal Davis County, Bloomfield 1

 

Southwest District

Class Candidate Name Title School # of Votes
1A Chris Fenster Superintendent Southwest Valley 13
1A Michael Irvin Principal Bedford 1
1A Chris Petersen Principal Ar-We-Va, Westside 1
1A Alan Dykens Superintendent Clarke, Osceola 1
1A Scott Frohlich Principal Harlan Community 1
1A Katie Elwood Principal Stanton 1
1A Rick Nickerson Principal Glenwood 1
1A Darin Jones Superintendent AHSTW, Avoca 1
1A Jason Shaffer Superintendent Bedford 1
1A Paul Croghan Superintendent CAM, Anita 1
1A Shawn Holloway Superintendent Panorama, Panora 1
1A Nate Perrien Principal Red Oak 1
1A Delane Galvin Principal Southeast Warren 1
1A Anthony Donahoo Principal Southwest Valley 1
1A Chad Harder Principal Tri-Center, Neola 1
1A Justin Gross Superintendent Winterset 1

 

 

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Executive Director Keating presented a plan to hire an additional administrative assistant. (MM-S) Durflinger-Crozier to approve the position as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

IHSAA BASEBALL ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Minutes of the advisory committee meeting were shared with one recommendation presented. Recommendation to permit 15 days of batting practice beginning with the Monday of Week 35. (MM-S) Durflinger-Crozier to approve 15 days of batting practice beginning Monday of Week 35. Motion carried unanimously.

2022 DISTRICT WRESTLING SITES AND ASSIGNMENTS – Wrestling Administrator Lewie Curtis presented these. (MM-S) Earleywine-Pettit to approve 2022 District Wrestling Sites and Assignments. Motion carried unanimously.

2022 DISTRICT SWIMMING SITES – Assistant Director Chizek presented these. (MM-S) Wiebers-Cook to approve 2022 Swimming District Sites. Motion carried unanimously.

2022 BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME RECOMMENDATIONS – Director of Communications Cuellar presented these. (MM-S) Weibers-Crozier to approve Kevin Blunt (Stanton), Darrell Burmeister (Nodaway Valley), Grant Gibbs (Linn-Mar, Marion), Larry Hessing (Pella Christian), Kyle Korver (Pella), Joel Templeman (Urbandale), Brett Watson (Elk Horn-Kimballton), B.J. Windhorst (Clarinda) for induction into the 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame. Motion carried unanimously.

2022 WRESTLING HALL OF FAME RECOMMENDATIONS – Director of Communications Cuellar presented these. (MM-S) Earleywine-Cook to approve Kyle Anson (Iowa City, City High), Wes Creason (Indianola), Jim Miller (Cedar Falls), Cole Pape (Maquoketa), Jeff Tampir (Maquoketa), Lyle Wilson (Boone) for induction into the 2022 Wrestling Hall of Fame. Motion carried unanimously.

PROPOSED ADAPTATION REGARDING OFFICIALS’ AUTHORITY – Executive Director Keating shared language for a proposed Board of Control Policy to extend officials’ authority to enforce sportsmanship until the official has left the playing area. (MM-S) Cook-Whaley to approve the Board policy. Motion carried unanimously.

PROPOSED DISABLED STUDENT COMPETITION IN SWIMMING– Assistant Director Chizek presented language for the IHSAA Swimming Manual to accommodate disabled swimmers who wish to compete. (MM-S) Crozier-Earleywine to approve. Motion carried unanimously.

WEBSPEC WORK ON HALL OF PRIDE DIGITAL CONTENT – Director of Communications Cuellar presented scope of work and price from Webspec to create a digital hub for the Hall of Pride on the IHSAA website. (MM-S) Wiebers-Earleywine to approve the work. Motion carried unanimously.

REORGANIZATION OF IHSAA BOARD OF CONTROL – Chairperson Schwamman presented the following as officers for 2021-22:  Chairperson – Brent Cook, Vice-Chair – Dave Wiebers, Treasurer – Andy Crozier.  (MM-S) Pettit-Durflinger to approve the officers as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

 

NEXT MEETING DATE – The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held December 16, 2021 at the IHSAA Office in Boone.

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Schwamman at 9:13 a.m.

 

I, Tom Keating, Executive Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Friday, November 19, 2021.

October 14, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE 

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 14, 2021 

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met October 14, 2021, at the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) office in Boone, pursuant to notice. Board of Control members present were Chairperson Barb Schwamman, Vice-Chairperson Brent Cook, Treasurer Dave Wiebers, Andy Crozier, Amanda Whaley, Deron Durflinger, Steve Pettit and Ann Lebo (non-voting; arrived after the City High appeal). Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating; Assistant Directors Todd Tharp, Chad Elsberry and Jared Chizek and Director of Finance Jessica Morgan. Also present was Brian Humke, IHSAA legal counsel. 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Schwamman at 8:30 a.m. 

(1) FORFEITURE RULING – Sioux City, West – Aggrieved Member School – Pursuant to an email received from Steve Green, Sioux City, West activities director. Appellant, Brandon Holmes football coach and Rebecca Reiken, Sioux City, West principal, participated in the meeting. Board Member Lebo had recused herself from the hearing and had not received any materials pertaining to the hearing. In addition, Board Member Earleywine also recused himself from the hearing. (MM-S) Cook-Crozier to uphold the decision of the IHSAA administrative staff and forfeit all the football games in which in the ineligible student participated. Motion carried unanimously.  

EXECUTIVE SESSION – (MM-S) Wiebers-Cook to proceed to executive session to discuss a potential litigation situation. (MM-S) Crozier-Durflinger to adjourn the Executive Session. 

(2) Iowa City, City – Charles C. – General Transfer Rule 36.15(3). Pursuant to a letter received from Janet C., mother of the student. Appellant Charles C., student and Chad C., father of student participated in the meeting. They were informed Board Member Lebo had recused herself from the hearing and had not received any materials pertaining to the hearing. In addition, Board Member Cook also recused himself from the hearing. (MM-S) Durflinger-Wiebers that in accordance with 36.15(3), eligibility be denied. Motion carried 5-1 with Whaley voting nay.   

APPROVAL OF AGENDA – (MM-S) Crozier-Wiebers to add a baseball advisory appointment to the action item portion of the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – (MM-S) Whaley-Durflinger to approve the September 17, 2021 minutes. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

CONSENT ITEMS 

FINANCIAL REPORT – Director of Finance Morgan presented September 30, 2021, financial statements including the statement of financial position, statement of budgetary activities and quarterly investment statement.  

IHSAA ELECTIONS — Executive Director Keating presented the formal report of the Board of Control election committee and information sent to school administrators regarding the upcoming Representative Council elections. 

REPORT ON ELECTION FOR POSITIONS ON 

THE BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE 

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

2021-2022 

 

CLASS A & AA SCHOOLS, CENTRAL DISTRICT, TERM EXPIRING 2026 

  • Deron Durflinger, Superintendent, Van Meter, 29 votes 
  • 13 other administrators each received 1 vote 

 

I, Chairperson of the Election Committee for the Board of Control, certify that the above and foregoing is the official report of the Board of Control elections.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jeff Gustason, Principal, Linn-Mar 

Chairperson, Election Committee, Board of Control  

 

2021-22 WINTER SPORTS MANUAL — The administrative team presented the sport manuals for basketball, wrestling, swimming and bowling for approval.  

APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS – (MM-S) Schwamman-Durflinger to approve all consent items as presented and reviewed. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

ACTION ITEMS 

2020-21 IHSAA/IHOP AUDIT — Director of Finance Morgan presented the minutes of the Audit Committee. (MM-S) Durflinger-Pettit to accept the minutes as presented and receive the audit as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 

2021-22 IHSAA BASEBALL ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – The following name was presented for appointment to the Baseball Advisory Committee: Andy Van Fossan, Underwood. (MM-S) Durflinger-Earleywine to appoint Andy Van Fossan to the Baseball Advisory Committee. Motion carried unanimously.  

REPORTS  

I.A.S.B. REPORT – Board member Whaley shared the state convention is scheduled to be held November 17-19.  

I.H.S.A.D.A REPORT – Board member Cook reported on the recently held district meetings and the upcoming national NIAAA convention to be held in December in Denver, Colorado.  

D.O.E. REPORT – Board member Lebo shared the Department is looking for feedback on licensure changes for multiple positions, including coaches. Board members are encouraged to send comments to the Department. 

DIRECTOR OF OFFICIALS REPORT – Executive Director Keating presented information on the new Dragonfly platform. 

IHSAA STATE 4A GOLF REPORT — Assistant Director Elsberry presented information regarding the state fall golf meet held October 8-9 at Beaver Hills County Club in Cedar Falls.  

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES/OUTREACH/DEVELOPMENT REPORT — Assistant Director Elsberry presented information about the upcoming IASC Leadership Conference at the Iowa Events Center. 

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR REPORT — Executive Director Keating shared a written report from Communications Director Cuellar including an update on the previous state tournament programs now online via ArcaSearch.  

TECHNOLOGY REPORT — Assistant Director Elsberry provided an update on Access Office Systems and the continued work with Varsity Bound.  

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1) Executive Director Keating shared the most recent fall sports ejection report.

2) Assistant Directors Tharp and Chizek discussed the initial football assignments and pod considerations for future rounds of the postseason.

3) Assistant Director Chizek provided information on the upcoming state cross country meet.

4) The administrative staff provided information on the recently held district athletic director meetings.

5) Executive Director Keating shared the Head Strong concussion insurance claims as of October 1.

6) Executive Director Keating led a discussion on the Iowa Hall of Pride visioning process involving the Prouty Project.

7) Executive Director Keating provided a summary of the Section 4 and NFHS Board of Directors meeting held earlier this month.

8) Executive Director Keating shared the 2020-21 National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study.

9) Executive Director Keating shared he and members of the staff will be meeting with TPG regarding marketing efforts.

10) Executive Director Keating shared information regarding issues involving name, image and likeness.

11) Assistant Director Tharp led a discussion regarding soccer classifications.  

 

NEXT MEETING DATE – The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held November 19, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls in conjunction with the State Football Championships. 

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Schwamman at 11:50 a.m. 

l, Jared Chizek, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Thursday, October 14, 2021. 

September 17, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met September 17, 2021 at the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) office in Boone pursuant to notice.  Board of Control members present were Chairperson Barb Schwamman, Vice-Chairperson Brent Cook, Treasurer Dave Wiebers, Amanda Whaley, Deron Durflinger, Steve Pettit, Rod Earleywine and Ann Lebo (non-voting). Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating; Assistant Directors Todd Tharp and Chad Elsberry; and Director of Finance Jessica Morgan.

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Schwamman at 8:30 a.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA – (MM-S) Earleywine-Whaley to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – (MM-S) Cook-Pettit to approve August 6-7; August 24; and September 10, 2021 minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

FINANCIAL REPORT Director of Finance Morgan presented the IHSAA Financial Reports as of August 31, 2021 as well as the 2021 baseball income statement and attendance summary.

CROSS COUNTRY STATE QUALIFYING SITES Sites for upcoming cross country qualifying were reviewed with the Board as they were released on September 13, 2021.

4A GOLF SITE ASSIGNMENTS – Sites and assignments for fall golf were reviewed with the Board.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS (MM-S) Pettit-Earleywine to approve all consent items as presented and reviewed.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

ACTION ITEMS

POSTSEASON FOOTBALL MANUAL – Assistant Director Tharp presented the 2021 Postseason Football Manual. (MM-S) Durflinger-Pettit to approve the manual as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

POSTSEASON GOLF MANUAL – Assistant Director Elsberry presented the 2021 Postseason Fall Golf Manual. (MM-S) Durflinger-Wiebers to approve the manual as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

2021-22 OFFICIALS MANUAL – Executive Director Keating presented the 2021-22 Officials Manual. (MM-S) Durflinger-Whaley to approve the manual as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

CHANGE IN POSTSEASON TICKET FEES – Director of Finance Morgan presented information about fees associated with the digital HomeTown tickets that are passed onto spectators.  The fees are made up of two parts including a ticket fee and processing fees. There was discussion about the association possibly absorbing the fees starting with the 2021 fall season.  A breakdown of costs was shared at the meeting. (MM-S) Durflinger-Pettit for the IHSAA to absorb the cost of the fees associated with digital ticketing to provide a face value ticket starting in fall of 2021 for selected events where the IHSAA controls the ticketing process. Motion carried unanimously.

2021 FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME RECOMMENDATIONS – Executive Director Keating shared a report prepared by Director of Communications Chris Cuellar from the Football Hall of Fame Committee that recommended Bill Albright, Madrid; Levi Ferguson, North Mahaska; Robert Gallery, East Buchanan; Terry Lambert, Perry; Dan McCarney, Iowa City, City; and Bret Meyer, Atlantic as 2021 honorees. The 2020 Hall of Fame Class will also be recognized at State Football since COVID restrictions prevented that last year. (MM-S) Pettit-Whaley to accept the hall of fame nominations as recommended. Motion carried unanimously.

IHSAA TENNIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Executive Director Keating shared a report prepared by Director of Communications Chris Cuellar in which the Tennis Advisory Committee agreed to review recent seasons and issues with the understanding that it would meet again with potential action items coming later in 2021. (MM-S) Wiebers-Whaley to accept the Tennis Advisory Committee report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

CHANGE IN VIDEO ACCESS FEES – Executive Director Keating shared a number of proposed adjustments to postseason access fees for early round coverage in order to incentivize more video of lead-up postseason events as well as create more consistency across sports. (MM-S) Earleywine-Cook to accept the proposed access fees as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

SPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS – Assistant Director Elsberry shared the minutes of the Sport Advisory Committee meeting to recommend Jesse Kuehler, Spencer and Ben Pennington, Bettendorf to the IHSAA Soccer Advisory Committee. (MM-S) Earleywine-Wiebers to accept the recommendations as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

DONOVAN GROUP MOU – Executive Director Keating shared a proposal to enter into an agreement with the Donovan Group to provide communication services to the IHSAA. (MM-S) Whaley-Pettit to accept the agreement as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

OFFICIALS ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Minutes of the advisory committee meeting were shared with no formal recommendations coming forward. (MM-S) Wiebers-Durflinger to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

TAYLOR ANDERSON RESIGNATION­­­ – Correspondence was reviewed from the Hall of Pride Director detailing his service to both the IHSAA and Iowa Hall of Pride. (MM-S) Wiebers-Whaley to accept the resignation as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

 

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1) Executive Director Keating introduced members of the Indiana High School Athletic Association who attended via Zoom and reviewed a history of their broadcast network.

2) Executive Director Keating shared and reviewed the role of the association in sportsmanship situations.

3) Executive Director Keating reviewed Fall Sports Ejections.

4) Administrative staff presented online rules meeting memos for fall sports.

5) Executive Director Keating shared a list of member schools with no ejections in 2020-21.

6) Executive Director Keating shared a list of member schools with three or more ejections in 2020-2021.

7) Executive Director Keating shared a summary of the Section 5 meeting.

8) Executive Director Keating shared information regarding Head Strong Concussion Insurance claims.

9) Executive Director Keating shared correspondence detailing Dissinger-Reed’s merger with HUB International.

10) Executive Director Keating shared NFHS Voice Articles.

11) Executive Director Keating provided an update on the Iowa High School Sports Network.

12) Executive Director Keating shared a PowerPoint that has been utilized at AEA Superintendent meetings detailing the IHSAA experience during COVID.

13) Executive Director Keating announced the hiring of Whitney Schlicht as an IHSAA Administrative Assistant.

14) Executive Director Keating shared information about the upcoming 2022 NHSACA Conference to be held in Des Moines.

15) Executive Director Keating shared Representative Council meeting information.

16) Executive Director Keating outlined a meeting that was held with Special Olympics Iowa that included discussion of Unified Sports.  

 

NEXT MEETING DATE – The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held October 14, 2021 at the IHSAA Office in Boone. 

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Schwamman at 11:47 a.m.

 

I, Chad Elsberry, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Friday, September 17, 2021.

September 10, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met September 10, 2021, via Zoom, pursuant to notice.  Board of Control members present were Chairperson Barb Schwamman, Vice Chairperson Dave Wiebers, Treasurer Brent Cook, Andy Crozier, Amanda Whaley, Deron Durflinger, Steve Pettit and Rod Earleywine. Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating and Assistant Directors Todd Tharp and Jared Chizek. Also present was Brian Humke, IHSAA legal counsel.

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Schwamman at 11:00 a.m.

COACH ELIGIBILITY RULING – South Hardin – Aggrieved Member School – Pursuant to a email received from Dr. Adam Zellmer, South Hardin superintendent. Appellant, Matt Thompson, South Hardin activities director and Nick Eller, South Hardin football coach participated in the meeting. (MM-S) Cook-Pettit to overturn the decision of the IHSAA administrative staff and suspend Coach Nick Eller for the week 4 football contest with the stipulation the suspension be lifted if he were to complete the NFHS Courses entitled Sportsmanship and Teaching and Modeling Behavior by 12:00 pm, Wednesday September 15. Motion carried 5-2 with Durflinger and Wiebers voting nay.

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Schwamman at 12:25 p.m.

 

I, Jared Chizek, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Friday, September 10, 2021.

August 24, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

AUGUST 24, 2021

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met August 24, 2021, by virtual meeting, pursuant to notice.  Board of Control members present were Chairperson Barb Schwamman, Vice-Chairperson Brent Cook, Treasurer Dave Wiebers, Andy Crozier, Amanda Whaley, Deron Durflinger, Steve Pettit and Rod Earleywine.  Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating and Assistant Directors Todd Tharp, Chad Elsberry and Jared Chizek. Also present was Brian Humke, IHSAA legal counsel.

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Schwamman at 8:00 a.m.

ELIGIBILITY RULING – (1) Midland, Wyoming – Garrett E. – General Transfer Rule 36.15(3). Pursuant to a letter received from Angie D., mother of the student. Angie D., appellant, Garrett E., student, Ryan Steines, Midland athletic director and Kaleb Bonjour, Midland superintendent participated in the hearing. They were informed Board Member Lebo had recused herself from the hearing and had not received any materials pertaining to the hearing. (MM-S) Wiebers-Cook that in accordance with 36.15(3), eligibility be denied. Motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Schwamman at 8:35 a.m.

 

I, Jared Chizek, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

August 6-7, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

AUGUST 6 & 7, 2021

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) met August 6 and 7, 2021, at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, Iowa, pursuant to notice.  Board of Control members present were Chairperson Barb Schwamman, Vice Chairperson Brent Cook, Treasurer Dave Wiebers, Andy Crozier, Amanda Whaley, Deron Durflinger, Steve Pettit, Rod Earleywine and Ann Lebo (non-voting; Zoom participant). Association staff members present were Executive Director Tom Keating; Assistant Directors Todd Tharp, Chad Elsberry and Jared Chizek. Legal Counsel Brian Humke was also present (Saturday only).

 

CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Schwamman at 8:00 a.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – (MM-S) Cook-Whaley to approve the June 14, 2021 and July 13, 2021 minutes. Motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

 

FINANCIAL REPORT Executive Director Keating presented June 30, 2021 statement of financial position and statement of budgetary activities, the Iowa Hall of Pride Foundation financial report, and the investment committee minutes from the June 14, 2021 meeting.

2021-22 INSURANCE RENEWALS – Executive Director Keating presented insurance renewals for the Concussion Insurance, Post-Season Tournament Play Policy, Property, Automobile, Inland Marine, Worker’s Compensation, General Liability, Crime, Umbrella Liability, Cyber Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Directors and Officers Liability and Employment Practices Liability coverage.

2021-22 IHSAA HANDBOOK AND FALL SPORTS MANUAL – The administrative staff presented the 2021-22 Handbook and 2021 Fall Sports Manual.

2021-2023 IHSAA JUNIOR HIGH MANUAL – Assistant Director Chizek shared the 2021-2023 IHSAA Junior High Manual.

CLASS 4A FALL GOLF DISTRICT ASSIGNMENTS – Assistant Director Elsberry shared the 2021 fall golf district assignments.  

APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS (MM-S) Durflinger-Crozier to approve all consent items as presented and reviewed.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

2021-22 BOARD OF CONTROL CALENDAR – Executive Director Keating presented the Board of Control meeting schedule for 2021-22. (MM-S) Pettit-Whaley to approve the meeting schedule as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 

2021-22 IHSAA METHOD OF PAIRING– Executive Director Keating presented the 2021-22 draw for the alphabetical system of pairing. (MM-S) Durflinger-Cook to approve the method of pairing as presented.  Motion carried unanimously. 

2021-22 IHSAA BOARD OF CONTROL ELECTION COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – Executive Director Keating presented the following names as appointments to the IHSAA Board of Control Election Committee: Jeff Gustason, Linn-Mar, Marion; George Pickup, Central DeWitt; Kevin Wood, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids. (MM-S) Earleywine-Cook to accept the committee appointments as presented. Motion carried unanimously.                   

JOINT BOWLING ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Assistant Director Tharp presented the minutes and three recommendations from the Joint Bowling Coaches Advisory Committee. The committee recommended: 1) To change the classification to the largest 32 schools competing in Class 3A, the next 32 schools in Class 2A, and the remaining schools in Class 1A. 2) To change the state qualifying format to three games for individuals and fifteen baker games for teams. 3) To change the state meet format to three games and an eight-person single elimination bracket for the individual tournament and to fifteen baker games and a best three out of five series bracket setup for the team tournament. (MM-S) Cook-Pettit to receive the minutes and to approve recommendations 1, 2 and 3. Motion carried unanimously.

JOINT TRACK AND FIELD ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Assistant Director Chizek presented the minutes and four recommendations from the Joint Track and Field Coaches Advisory Committee. The committee recommended: 1) To move the first practice date to the Monday of Week 34. 2) To move the first competition date to the Monday of Week 35. 3) To allow schools to have eight optional days of contact prior to the first day of practice. In addition, the schools will forfeit eight days of track and field contact leading up to the family week in July. 4) To add a 10-minute break to the 1A and 2A state qualifying meet following the 800-meter run. (MM-S) Wiebers-Whaley to approve recommendation 1 and to deny recommendations 2, 3, and 4. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONTRACT – Chairperson Schwamman presented the contract for Executive Director Keating for the 2021-22 year. (MM-S) Durflinger-Pettit to approve the contract for Executive Director Keating as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF DRAGONFLY AGREEMENT – Executive Director Keating presented the agreement between the IHSAA and Dragonfly for the purpose of providing the IHSAA an officials database.   (MM-S) Durflinger-Cook to approve the contract with Dragonfly as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF BASKETBALL SHOT CLOCK – Assistant Director Tharp presented a proposal from the IHSAA Basketball Advisory Committee to approve the use of a 35-second shot clock in all varsity basketball games beginning with the 2022-23 season. The shot clock will not be required to be used at the sub-varsity level. (MM-S) Durflinger-Crozier to approve implementing the 35-second shot clock in varsity basketball games starting with the 2022-23 season. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF FOOTBALL TIEBREAKING PROCEDURE (8-PLAYER THROUGH CLASS 2A) – Assistant Director Tharp presented a proposal to reinstitute the 17-point tiebreaker for playoff qualifying for 8-Player, Class A, Class 1A and Class 2A. The RPI will be used in the other three classes. (MM-S) Durflinger-Whaley to reinstitute the 17-point tiebreaker in 8-Player, Class A, Class 1A and Class 2A. Motion carried unanimously.

CROSS COUNTRY AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF FORT DODGE – Assistant Director Chizek presented an agreement with the City of Fort Dodge to host the state cross country meet at Lakeside Golf Course through the 2025 state meet. The contract does allow for five, one-year extensions through the year 2030 if desired. (MM-S) Earleywine-Cook to approve the contract as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF WEEK 0 FOOTBALL GAMES – Assistant Director Tharp presented a list of games now scheduled for Week 0 due to Tri-County, Thornburg dropping its schedule. (MM-S) Wiebers-Cook to approve list of games for Week 0 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

 

REPORTS

 

D.O.E. REPORT – Board member Lebo shared the Department sent updated public health COVID-19 guidance to schools on August 5. She also shared there are a number of concerns regarding the Open Enrollment rule due to the continued differences between that rule and General Transfer.

I.A.S.B. REPORT – Board member Whaley shared IASB will be holding its annual conference in-person November 17 and 18 in Des Moines.

I.H.S.A.D.A. REPORT – Board member Cook reported the IHSADA’s board recently completed its annual retreat and had record numbers for its annual golf outing.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT Assistant Director Elsberry provided an update on the IHSAA partnership with Varsity Bound on a member school database.

IHSSN/NFHS NETWORK Executive Director Keating reviewed his initial conversations with the new ownership group of the Iowa High School Sports Network and the streaming of the state baseball tournament.

IOWA HALL OF PRIDE Executive Director Keating provided an update on the work of Prouty Project as the future direction of the Iowa Hall of Pride is a continued discussion point.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES & OUTREACH REPORT Assistant Director Elsberry shared the Iowa Association of Student Councils had a presence at the SAI conference earlier in the week and the fall student leadership conference is scheduled for October 25 and 26 in Des Moines.

 

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1) Executive Director Keating shared with the IHSAA Board of Control information, including terms, committees, contact information and important dates.

2) Assistant Director Tharp discussed the upcoming new administrator/athletic director workshop on August 11.

3) Assistant Director Tharp presented a memo sent to member school administrators regarding the concussion course requirement.

4) Assistant Director Chizek provided a list of Friend of School Awards for the 2020-21 school year.

5) Executive Director Keating provided the 2021 baseball ejection report.

6) Executive Director Keating shared the joint committee meeting minutes from its June 30 meeting.

7) The Board reviewed and acknowledged “thank you” notes received by the IHSAA.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – (MM-S) Pettit-Cook to proceed into Executive Session to discuss a personnel situation. (MM-S) Durflinger-Crozier to adjourn the Executive Session.

 

Chairperson Schwamman recessed the Board at 10:35 am, Friday, August 6, 2021.

The Board reconvened at 8:30 am on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

 

ACTION ITEMS

2021-22 IHSAA LEGAL COUNSEL APPOINTMENT – Executive Director Keating noted the requirement of the IHSAA Board of Control policies to annually appoint legal counsel for the IHSAA. (MM-S) Earleywine-Whaley to appoint Brian Humke of Nyemaster Goode, PC to serve as legal counsel. Motion carried unanimously.

 

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS

1) Assistant Directors Tharp and Chizek reviewed the 2021 state baseball tournament.

2) Executive Director Keating shared the ICCA cheer uniform guidelines for the 2021-22 school year.

3) Executive Director Keating provided an update on the IHSAA priorities and where they stand heading into the 2021-22 school year.

4) Executive Director Keating shared articles published by the NFHS over the last month.

5) Executive Director Keating reviewed the mediation between Grand View Christian and the Heart of Iowa Conference.

6) Executive Director Keating shared the NFHS had denied the IHSAA request to experiment with the out of bounds rule for the 2021-22 wrestling season.

7) Executive Director Keating updated the board on the change of administrator passes for the 2021-22 school year.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – (MM-S) Wiebers-Earleywine to proceed into Executive Session to discuss a personnel situation. (MM-S) Earleywine-Crozier to adjourn the Executive Session.

NEXT MEETING DATE – The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held September 17, 2021 at the IHSAA Office in Boone.

ADJOURNMENT – Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Schwamman at 9:50 a.m.

 

I, Jared Chizek, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2021.

July 13, 2021

SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF CONTROL OF THE

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

JULY 13, 2021

 

The Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) acted via e-mail on July 13, 2021 to consider the 2021 Golf Advisory Committee Recommendations in a timely manner.  Board of Control members participating were Chairperson Barb Schwamman, Vice-Chairperson Brent Cook, Treasurer Dave Wiebers, Amanda Whaley, Rod Earleywine, Steve Pettit, Andy Crozier and Deron Durflinger. Executive Director Tom Keating was also present.

 

2021 GOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS – The Board of Control considered the following Golf Advisory Committee Recommendations:

 

Recommendation Number One: The advisory committee proposes that a uniform scoring method be adopted by the IHSAA in review of COVID-19 practices and ongoing scoring issues within high school golf. The proposal is that each player keeps their own card and serves as a marker for all others in the group. At the end of the round, the players then simply compare cards and turn in their own card after it has been attested to by all in the group. Each card requires the signature of all members in the group.   

 

Recommendation Number Two: The advisory committee proposes that a scrimmage be allowed in high school boys’ golf similar to other sports. The scrimmage would be played under normal rules or used for a special format (alternate, best shot, etc.). Scrimmage parameters must adhere to the scrimmage guidance of the IHSAA. Scrimmages between member schools shall be permitted between the date of first legal practice and the final day of State Tournament play.

 

Recommendation Number Three: The committee proposes that in postseason play if the home team (hosting as indicated by the IHSAA) has one or both of the at-large individual qualifiers, then a third at-large individual qualifier and all ties should advance to the next round of play.

 

(MM-S) Cook-Schwamman to approve Recommendations #1 and #2 and to deny Recommendation #3

 

I, Tom Keating, Executive Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting of the Board of Control held Wednesday, July 13, 2021.

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