The IHSAA utilizes advisory committees for each sport as well as other oversight and election functions. The sport advisory committees, sometimes joint with the IGHSAU, are made up of coaches and administrators from across the state to help make proposals, recommendations, and provide input to the Board of Control.


Oversight Committees


Classification Committee

  • Jeremy Christiansen, superintendent, Boyer Valley
  • Brent Cook, athletic director, Dubuque, Senior
  • Mike Crozier, superintendent, Northwood-Kensett
  • Deron Durflinger, superintendent, Van Meter
  • Dr. Pam Ewell, superintendent, Benton Community
  • Travis Kooima, athletic director, Western Christian, Hull
  • Pat Miller, principal, OABCIG
  • Trevor Miller, principal, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Dr. Vicki Murillo, superintendent, Council Bluffs
  • Chris Parkhurst, principal, Louisa-Muscatine
  • Joe Stutting, superintendent, North Scott
  • Justin Stockdale, superintendent, Dike-New Hartford
  • Dr. Bill Watson, athletic director, Urbandale
  • Dr. Steve Webner, superintendent, LeMars

Sports Advisory & Awards

IHSAA chair: Chad Elsberry

  • Chris Fenster, superintendent, Southwest Valley
  • Michael Crozier, superintendent, Northwood-Kennsett
  • Dan Maeder, superintendent, Davis County, Bloomfield
  • Justin Stockdale, superintendent, Dike-New Harford
  • Steve Webner, superintendent, LeMars

Junior High Advisory

IHSAA chair: Jared Chizek

  • John Vanderloo, AD, North Middle School, Sioux City 
  • Scott Kriegel, AD, Center Point-Urbana Middle School 
  • Zac Sinram, AD, Indian Hills Junior High, West Des Moines
  • OPEN
  • OPEN

Officials Advisory

IHSAA chair: Lewie Curtis

  • OPEN
  • Michael Lucht, Des Moines: Soccer
  • OPEN
  • OPEN
  • Jim Pfeifer, Milford: Football, Wrestling, Baseball
  • Jeff Freel, Ankeny: Swimming & Football
  • Jeff Horst, Clinton: Basketball & Baseball

Board of Control Election Advisory

IHSAA chair: Tom Keating

  • Joe Stutting, superintendent, North Scott
  • Chris Basinger, principal, Norwalk
  • Kevin Wood, superintendent, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids



This group has been launched in 2021 to assist the organization in its efforts to promote leadership, sportsmanship and integrity. The committee will also provide the IHSAA with an important direct link to the “student voice” as it pertains to programs of the IHSAA. Twelve students will be selected to this committee from nominations submitted by member schools.  In the first year, six juniors and six seniors will be selected.  The application is open to all juniors and senior, regardless of gender.

IHSAA chair: Andy Umthun


  • Kayden Anderson, Glenwood, 2024
  • Scott Dickson, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 2024
  • Allison Haggin, Kinsley-Pierson, 2024
  • Grant Helmle, Xavier, Cedar Rapids, 2024
  • Kyle Kingsbury, Nevada, 2024
  • Charlee Larsen, Southwest Valley, 2024
  • Lyle Olsen, Hudson, 2024
  • Jaxon Zaugg, West Bend-Mallard, 2024
  • Chase Christiansen, Northeast Goose Lake, 2025
  • Carson Costello, Dike-New Hartford, 2025
  • Andrew DeWall, Indianola, 2025
  • Dominik Garcia, Denison-Schleswig, 2025
  • Grant Jansen, ADM, 2025
  • Calvin Lueken, Dubuque Senior, 2025
  • Owen Myers, Perry, 2025
  • Ryan Weier, Algona, 2025


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Sports Committees


IHSAA chair: Andy Umthun

  • Jeremy Heinen, head coach, Waukee NW
  • Cory McDonald, head coach, New Hampton
  • Andy Vanfossan, head coach, Underwood
  • Andy Osborne, head coach, Bishop Heelan
  • Sheldon Card, head coach, Pleasantville
  • Lee Toole, executive director, IHSBCA (non-voting)


IHSAA chair: Todd Tharp

  • GG Harris, head coach, AHSTW
  • Dan Rosacker, head coach, Forest City
  • Loren DeJong, head coach, MOC-Floyd Valley
  • Ryan Stark, head coach, Washington
  • Ryan Schultz, head coach, Cedar Falls
  • Don Logan, executive secretary, IBCA (ex officio)
  • Ras Vanderloo, president, IBCA


Joint with IGHSAU — IHSAA representative: Chad Elsberry

  • AD, chairperson, OPEN
  • OPEN head coach position
  • Ryan Moore, Keokuk
  • Ashley Bys, Marion 
  • Christie Hughes, Newton 
  • Mick Hackbarth, Iowa High School Bowling Federation
  • Brandon Steen, IBCA (non-voting)
  • Seth Ketelsen, Iowa State USBC

Cross Country

Joint with IGHSAU — IHSAA representative: Andy Umthun

  • Matt Fouch, chairperson, AD Pella
  • Ben Robison, head coach, Clear Creek Amana
  • Cristy Nimrod, head coach, Decorah
  • Tom Trygstad, head coach, W.D.M Valley
  • Emy Williams, head coach, Solon
  • Jake Byma, head coach, Unity Christian
  • Lacey Stephens, head coach, Stanton
  • Fran Long, official


IHSAA chair: Jared Chizek

  • Cory Faust, Glenwood; IFCA president
  • Brian Wilken, Newell-Fonda; IFCA executive secretary
  • Tom Petersen, head coach, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Jim Tighe, head coach, Spencer
  • Justin Putz, head coach, AD, Independence
  • Jared Jensen, head coach, Sigourney-Keota
  • Brian Woodley, head coach, Johnston
  • Drew Clevenger, head coach, Saint Ansgar
  • Curtis Eben, head coach, Central Lyon-George Little Rock


IHSAA chair: Lewie Curtis

  • Brian Billmeier, head coach, Kuemper, Carroll
  • Lucas Johnson, head coach, Marshalltown
  • Mitch Wachs, head coach, Winfield-Mt. Union
  • Brady Baker, head coach, MOC Floyd Valley
  • OPEN – NE District 
  • RJ Voss, Iowa Golf Coaches Association (non-voting)
  • Tess Goudy, Iowa Section PGA (non-voting)
  • Chad Pitts, Iowa Golf Association (non-voting)


IHSAA chair: Todd Tharp

  • Troy Bendickson, head coach, North Scott, Eldridge
  • OPEN — SW
  • Marcus Miller, head coach, Hillcrest Academy
  • B.J. Jordison, head coach, Gilbert
  • Jesse Kuehler, head coach, Spencer
  • Jim Frizzell, president, IHSSCA (non-voting)
  • Michael Lucht, official, Iowa Referee Committee


IHSAA chair: Jared Chizek

  • Shawn DeBoef, head coach, Valley, West Des Moines
  • OPEN — Central
  • Stacey Zapolski, head coach, Pleasant Valley
  • Katie Chapman, head coach, Spencer
  • Rick Loeffelholz, head coach, Dubuque, Hempstead


IHSAA chair: Andy Umthun

  • TJ Cox, head coach, Valley, West Des Moines
  • Dan Taylor, head coach, Spirit Lake
  • Aaron Ratliff, head coach, Denison-Schleswig
  • Patrick Kruger, head coach, Mason City
  • Travis Carpenter, head coach, Davenport Central

Track & Field

Joint with IGHSAU — IHSAA representative: Jared Chizek

  • OPEN — AD, chairperson
  • Greg Williams, head coach, Monticello
  • Brad Travis, head coach, Spirit Lake
  • Scott Lamm, head coach, Mount Pleasant
  • Kim Arndt, head coach, Indianola
  • Kenny Wheeler, head coach, Pleasant Valley
  • Erica Douglas, head coach Ames
  • Kylie Sandstrom, head coach, MFL MarMac
  • Rachel Larsen, head coach, Griswold
  • OPEN — Official


IHSAA chair: Lewie Curtis

  • Drew Kelly, head coach, North Scott, Eldridge
  • Mark Van Oort, head coach, West Sioux
  • Doug Streicher, head coach, Linn Mar
  • Cody Downing, head coach, Creston
  • Chad Beaman, head coach, Humboldt

Non-voting members

  • Eric Eckerman, Waverly; IWCOA
  • Aaron Schmidt, Sioux Center; IWCOA
  • Clint Koedam, Sergeant Bluff-Luton,; IWCOA
  • Michael Doyle, Independence; IWCOA
  • Jeff Voss, West Delaware; NWCA

Sports Rankings



IHSAA staff: Todd Tharp, Jared Chizek, Chris Cuellar

Class 4A

  • Shamus Budde
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Justin Ohl

Class 3A

  • Tom Betz
  • Chris Larson
  • Scott Unash

Class 2A

  • Jacob Brindle
  • Jim Eekhoff
  • Tony Roe

Class 1A

  • Bill Francis
  • Derek Martin
  • Frank Schnoes

Awards Committees

Sports Advisory & Awards

IHSAA chair: Chad Elsberry

  • Chris Fenster, superintendent, Southwest Valley
  • Michael Crozier, superintendent, Northwood-Kennsett
  • Kevin Crall, superintendent, Albia
  • Justin Stockdale, superintendent, Dike-New Harford
  • Steve Webner, superintendent, LeMars

Halls of Fame

IHSAA chair: Chris Cuellar


  • Carl Cochran
  • Bert Hanson
  • Pat Kedley
  • Don Logan


  • Bob Howard
  • Toby Lorenzen
  • Ken Winkler
  • Gary Swenson


  • Dave Ewing
  • Don Miller
  • Marv Reiland
  • Brian Reimers


  • Gary Christiansen
  • Marlowe Van Ginkel
  • Paul Somers
  • Chuck Van Hecke

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