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Welcome to this  Special Thanks To Our Host  2021-22 IHSAA Board of Directors and

 State Championship Event  Executive Committee

 The IHSAA State Finals are a time for celebration
 and reflection. While we celebrate the triumphs and   The IHSAA is governed by its legislative body, the Board of Directors. Composed of 19 individuals elected by member
 achievements of the student-athletes competing today,   school principals from three legislative districts, they serve staggered three-year terms. Twelve board seats are filled by any
 we’re also able to reflect on the importance of   qualified individual (open seats), and six board seats are filled by two qualified female representatives, two qualified minority
 welcoming our fans back and thanking them for their   representatives, two qualified urban school representatives and one private school representative. The Board of Directors
 support.  meets annually with the responsibility of establishing the Association’s By-Laws and regulations.
 Indiana University - Purdue University
 The atmosphere fans   Indianapolis  The Executive Committee meets monthly and is responsible for organizing and directing state tournaments and meets,
 bring to our State  interpreting the Association’s By-Laws, determining penalties for rules violations, and establishing the Association’s state
 Championships   office and employing a commissioner and staff to administer the Association.
 transforms them from   Director
 just another event into a   Ed Merkling
 true celebration. A   Assistant Director    IHSAA Board of Directors  IHSAA Executive Committee
 celebration of the   Katy Shreve  District, Seat   Board Member   Term Ends  Victor Bush, MSD Lawrence Township (Chairman)
                   Tom Finicle, Southwood
                                          June 2023
     District I, Class A
 passion and pageantry   Event Operations Manager  District I, Class AA   John Steinhilber, Hebron   June 2024  Stacy Adams, Valparaiso (Vice-Chairman)
 Hoosier high school   Dave Thibodeau  District I, Class AAA   Nathan Dean, Jimtown   June 2023  Tom Black, East Central
 sports are known for.   Facility Operations Manager   District I, Class AAAA   Ed Gilliland, LaPorte   June 2024  Jim Brown, Fishers
 Every fan of our high   Keith Dollard   District II, Class A   Kye Denney, Wes-Del   June 2024  Chris Conley, Delta
 school sports   Business Manager  District II, Class AA   Matt Martin, Knightstown   June 2023  Nathan Dean, Jimtown
 community—every   Tammy Shields  District II, Class AAA   Chris Conley, Delta   June 2024  Kye Denney, Wes-Del
 student, coach, and   District II, Class AAAA   Jim Brown, Fishers**   June 2023  Jeff Doyle, Barr-Reeve
 bus driver, every parent,   State Finals Personnel  District III, Class A   Jeff Doyle, Barr-Reeve*   June 2023  Tom Finicle, Southwood
 sister, and brother—contributes to this celebration   Tournament Administrator  District III, Class AA   Tim Grove, South Knox School Corp.   June 2024  Chad Gilbert, Charlestown
 whenever they attend a State Finals event. And as   Kerrie Rosati, IHSAA Assistant Commissioner  District III, Class AAA   Mike Whitten, Boonville    June 2023  Ed Gilliland, LaPorte
                   Tom Black, East Central
                                          June 2024
     District III, Class AAAA
 we reflect on this year’s State Finals, we realize those   Tournament Assistant  Tim Grove, South Knox School Corporation
 are contributions to our celebrations that were sorely   Kayley Howell, IHSAA Administrative Assistant  North District, Female   Patti McCormack, Lowell    June 2022  Matt Martin, Knightstown
 missed last year. That’s because by attending the   Tournament Director  North District, Minority   Stacy Adams, Valparaiso    June 2022  Patti McCormack, Lowell
 State Finals and contributing to that experience, fans   Arlene McDonald  North District, Urban   Brian Strong, Logansport    June 2022  Kris Painter, Terre Haute North

 are supporting and fostering so much more than great   Starter Douglas Gard  South District, Female   Kris Painter, Terre Haute North    June 2025  John Steinhilber, Hebron
 competition…  Assistant Starter Kurt Hass  South District, Minority   Victor Bush, MSD Lawrence Township   June 2022  Brian Strong, Logansport
     South District, Urban
                   Chad Gilbert, Charlestown
                                          June 2022
 They’re supporting exactly what makes high school   Diving Referee Roger Dombkowski  Private School Rep.   Dave Worland, Indianapolis Cathedral    June 2022  Mike Whitten, Boonville
 Stroke & Turn Judges Todd Maiden, Walter Bennett
                                                    Dave Worland, Indianapolis Cathedral
 sports different. For over 100 years, the IHSAA has   Diving Judges/Timers James Simons, Gloria Dombkowski,   * President      ** Vice-President
 focused on keeping education in front of athletics by   Joseph Brozinick, Vincent Quinones, Roger Whaley,
 providing an arena for our state’s 160,000   Roger Dombkowski Jr., Robert Corkwell
 student-athletes to learn essential life lessons.   Timers Bill Stark, John Sorg, David Truitt, Mark Terry Sr.,
 Lessons in teamwork, perseverance, and humility.   Julie Carey, David Sexton, Bill Koss, Greg Ward,
 Lessons that will translate to their careers as they   David Boothby, Beverly Addis, Emily Blue, Charles Lucas
 transition into adulthood. Lessons that will benefit and   Announcer Mike Miles
 define the communities they lead once their playing   Diving Announcer Ralph Mundt
 days are over.   Clerk of the Course Linda Horn
 So, on behalf of the 407 IHSAA member-schools, our   National Anthem
 Friday - Rylan Spomer, Guerin Catholic Junior
 board of directors, and all of our student-athletes   Saturday - Emma Smith, Clinton Central Senior
 participating in this weekend’s championship event,   Athletic Training Staff  The IHSAA has launched a new e-Commerce store which will provide a convenient method to purchase IHSAA
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