Chad Schultz to Join WIAA as Assistant Director

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Chad Schultz to Join WIAA as Assistant Director

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Chad Schultz to Join WIAA as Assistant Director

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association announces the hiring of Chad Schultz as an assistant director on the executive staff today. He will assume his role at the organization’s headquarters in Stevens Point on July 15, 2024.

“I am excited and humbled for this opportunity to join the association, one that has such a rich and storied history,” Schultz said.  “I am anxiously waiting to get to work and start serving the membership.  Interscholastic athletics play such a pivotal role in the educational experience for our state's students, and I am excited to help make a positive impact and work to continue to improve the overall experience.”  

Schultz’s responsibilities will include the administration, coordination of duties and tournament planning for the sports assigned, as well as other administrative duties, including licensed officials oversight.

“Chad brings a wide variety of athletics and officiating experiences to our WIAA team,” Executive Director Stephanie Hauser said. “The addition of his expertise, talent and broad perspective will enrich the quality of services our staff is able to provide for our membership.”

Schultz has been employed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2013. Most recently, he has held the position of Associate Director of Facility Services since 2021. In his role, he was responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of all UW Recreation & Wellbeing facilities, totaling over 600,000 square feet and over 60 acres of outdoor recreational space. He was also responsible for the operating and capital project budgets of more than $6 million annually.

He has managed UW’s Recreation & Wellbeing work order and asset management systems and implemented continual improvements to workflow efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, Schultz served on the core planning team for the design, construction and opening of the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center in 2023. 

Additional efforts as associate director included coordinating Recreation & Wellness with Facilities Planning & Management to address improvement and maintenance projects as well as equipment needs. In his position, he oversaw the hiring, supervision and coordination of job assignments for nearly 80 employees.

Prior to his most recent role, Schultz served as the Assistant Director of Instructional and Inclusive Programs from 2016-21, directing non-credit instructional programs and activities for students and other members of the UW community.

Among his duties were leading the Divisional Internship Program, creating leadership and professional development curriculum for the Professional Internship Seminar Series, managing internship projects encompassing recreational sports programming, creating a budget for instructional programs, implementing summer camps with 430 participants, and conducting the Rec Well Leadership Summit.

Schultz also assisted and provided input in the design of a $94 million, 240,000 square foot facility featuring eight full-size basketball courts, an Olympic length pool and dive well, over 30,000 square feet of dedicated fitness space and five multiple purpose rooms. He also supervised members of the Student Recreation Leadership Council.

His first position at UW was Coordinator of Competitive Sports for the university’s Recreational Sports Department where he managed the operation of the Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs program, which served the university community of 43,000 students.

Among his roles as coordinator, he hired, trained, scheduled, evaluated staff and over 200 sport officials and scorekeepers. He managed the Intramural Sports and Sport Club program budget, and he coordinated the operations of 45 sport club organizations, supervised seasonal practice and competitions for 17 programs and developed policies and procedures of the Sport Clubs and Intramural Sports Handbook. Schultz also served as advisor to the Badger Student Officials Association, a recognized student organization that focuses on the development of student officials, and he was instrumental in fundraising sponsorships and campaigns.

Schultz served as graduate assistant in Intramural Sports and received a master’s degree in Education, Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013.  His duties included recruiting, training and supervision of a student staff of assistants and officials; administering individual and team sports activities and events; developing a technology-based officials and staff training format; and directing intramural tournaments. \

Schultz received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, General Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2011. He served as Student Coordinator of Officials and Evaluations intern in the office of Recreation Sports and Facilities from 2009-11, and he gained experience in conducting sport events and tournaments as well as recruiting, training and scheduling sport officials.

In addition to his professional experience, Schultz has served on many administrative committees, participated and presented at many sports-related conferences and leadership programs, and has officiated and directed many extramural tournaments throughout the country. He also possesses numerous sports certifications and has belonged to a number of service associations, including having served as a WIAA-licensed official in baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball.

Originally from Winneconne, Wis., Schultz and his spouse, Mallory, have two children, Allison, 5, and Thomas, 2.

The WIAA, as defined by its Constitution, is a voluntary, unincorporated, and nonprofit organization. The membership oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 513 senior high schools and 43 junior high/middle level schools in its membership.



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