Peterson Abiad Resigns from WIAA Executive Staff Position

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Peterson Abiad Resigns from WIAA Executive Staff Position

Monday, May 6, 2024

Peterson Abiad Resigns from WIAA Executive Staff Position

STEVENS POINT, Wis. –  The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association announced the resignation of Kate Peterson Abiad as assistant director on the executive staff today, effective May 24, 2024.

Peterson Abiad departs to pursue other career opportunities.

“Coming to the WIAA was a life-changing experience, and I have truly enjoyed my time here and am grateful for the opportunities and experiences that I have gained during my tenure.” Peterson Abiad said.  “Working alongside such a talented and supportive team has been an absolute pleasure, and I will always cherish the memories and friendships that I have made.”

“We are supportive and excited for Kate as she transitions to this new endeavor,” WIAA Executive Director Stephanie Hauser said.

A search to fill her position vacancy will begin immediately. A vacancy notice for the assistant director position is available on the WIAA website with anticipation to have the successful candidate begin duties in mid-July.

Peterson Abiad began her position as assistant director on April 1, 2018. During her tenure on the executive staff, her responsibilities have included the administration and coordination of duties for the sports of basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and boys and girls lacrosse.  In addition, she oversees officials’ services such as licensing, the Officials' Advisory Committee, and the recruiting and retention efforts of licensed officials. She also served as the executive staff contact for coaches' education and conduct.

“We are so appreciative of the work she has done for the membership over the past six years, and our team will miss her,” Hauser said.

Prior to joining the WIAA, Peterson Abiad acquired a wealth of basketball experience with 27 years as a collegiate coach. She served as the head women’s basketball coach for 15 seasons from 2003-04 through 2017-18 at Cleveland State University. She also served six seasons as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin from 1997-2003.

The WIAA, as defined by its Constitution, is a voluntary, unincorporated, and nonprofit organization. The membership oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 515 senior high schools and 43 junior high/middle level schools in its membership.

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