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
  • Kevin Crall, superintendent, Albia
  • 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 
  • Vacancy 
  • Vacancy
  • Scott Kriegel, AD, Center Point-Urbana Middle School 
  • Vacancy
  • Scott Tjeerdsma, AD, Pella Middle School
  • Isaac Sturm, AD, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue
  • Vacancy

Officials Advisory

IHSAA chair: Lewie Curtis

  • Mark Royer, Council Bluffs: Basketball & Soccer
  • Vacancy
  • Bill Neal, Iowa City: Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Lanny Brand, Altoona: Wrestling
  • 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

  • Jeff Gustason, principal, Linn-Mar, Marion
  • George Pickup, principal, DeWitt, Central
  • Kevin Wood, superintendent, Alta-Aurelia



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

  • Jaxon Bunkers, St. Mary’s, Remsen, 2023
  • Mason Coppock, West Sioux, Hawarden, 2023
  • Karter Decker, MFL MarMac, 2023
  • Cohen Kamaus, Lisbon, 2023
  • Luke Patton, Roland-Story, 2023
  • Reid Post, Linn-Mar, Marion, 2023
  • 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
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Sports Committees


IHSAA chair: Andy Umthun

  • Jeremy Heinen, head coach, Waukee NW
  • Cory McDonald, head coach, New Hampton
  • Vacancy
  • Trent Eckstine, head coach, LeMars
  • Lee Crawford, head coach, Sigourney
  • Lee Toole, executive director, IHSBCA (non-voting)


IHSAA chair: Todd Tharp

  • Don Logan, executive secretary, IBCA
  • Tim Sanderson, president, IBCA
  • Collin Stark, head coach, Washington
  • Vacancy
  • Loren DeJong, head coach, MOC-Floyd Valley
  • Vacancy
  • Ryan Schultz, head coach, Cedar Falls (non-voting)
  • Vacancy


Joint with IGHSAU — IHSAA representative: Chad Elsberry

  • Lyle Fedders, chairperson, Des Moines, East
  • Dale Helgevold, Clarke, Osceola
  • Mike Mellecker, Iowa City, West 
  • Xan Taylor, Johnston 
  • Randy Thompson, Iowa High School Bowling Federation
  • Matthew Schneider, IBCA (non-voting)

Cross Country

Joint with IGHSAU — IHSAA representative: Andy Umthun

  • Nate Boock, chairperson, Ballard
  • Ben Robison, head coach, Clear Creek Amana
  • Katie Tesch, head coach, Ridge View
  • Abby Schmitz, head coach, Waukee
  • Travis Nuss, head coach, Southeast Valley 
  • Kelli Kersten, head coach, Logan-Magnolia
  • Bill Neal, official, Iowa City
  • Vacancy


IHSAA chair: Todd Tharp

  • Don Anderson, Iowa Falls-Alden; IFCA president
  • Brian Wilken, Newell-Fonda; IFCA executive secretary
  • Justin Putz, athletic director, Independence
  • Rob Boley, principal, Woodward-Granger
  • Cory Landorf, principal, HLV, Victor
  • Dale Ludwig, athletic director, Clear Lake
  • Tom Petersen, head coach, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
  • Jim Tighe, head coach, Spencer
  • Richard Kacmarynski, head coach, Pella Christian
  • Brian Woodley, head coach, Johnston
  • Mark Bliss, head coach, Prairie, Cedar Rapids
  • Drew Clevenger, head coach, Saint Ansgar


IHSAA chair: Chad Elsberry

  • 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
  • Chuck Steckelberg, head coach, Waverly, Shell-Rock
  • 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

  • Jennifer Dunn, official, Iowa Referee Committee
  • Dustin Kralik, head coach, Norwalk
  • Marcus Miller, head coach, HIllcrest Academy
  • B.J. Jordison, head coach, Gilbert
  • Vacancy: Class 3A head coach
  • Vacancy: Class 1A head coach
  • Curt Lewis, Prairie, Cedar Rapids; IHSSCA president (non-voting)


IHSAA chair: Jared Chizek

  • Shawn DeBoef, head coach, Valley, West Des Moines
  • Mike Loupee, head coach, Marshalltown
  • Stacey Zapolski, head coach, Pleasant Valley
  • Katie Chapman, head coach, Spencer
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy


IHSAA chair: Andy Umthun

  • TJ Cox, head coach, Valley, West Des Moines
  • Dan Taylor, head coach, Spirit Lake
  • Jeff Ehrhardt, head coach, Clarke, Osceola
  • Patrick Kruger, head coach, Mason City
  • Travis Carpenter, head coach, Davenport Central

Track & Field

Joint with IGHSAU — IHSAA representative: Jared Chizek

  • Jeff Bissen, chairperson, Glenwood
  • Greg Williams, head coach, Monticello
  • Scott Lamm, head coach, Mount Pleasant
  • Jon Pedersen, head coach, Central Decatur, Leon
  • Blaire Puls, head coach, Hudson
  • Vacancy
  • Mark Tigges, official, Clive
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy


IHSAA chair: Lewie Curtis

  • Drew Kelly, head coach, North Scott, Eldridge
  • Andrew Lundgren, head coach, Spirit Lake Park
  • Keith Slifka, head coach, Crestwood, Cresco
  • Joe Stephens, head coach, Underwood
  • Chad Beaman, head coach, Humboldt
  • Bob Murphy, Manchester; IWCOA executive secretary (non-voting)
  • Eric Eckerman, Waverly; IWCOA assistant executive secretary (non-voting)
  • Jesse Sundell, Ogden; IWCOA president (non-voting)
  • Clint Koedam, Sergeant Bluff-Luton,; IWCOA vice president (non-voting)
  • Michael Doyle, Independence; IWCOA secretary & treasurer (non-voting)
  • Jeff Voss, West Delaware; NWCA representative (non-voting)

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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