WIAA Ad Hoc Committee to Study Seasons, Game Maximums & Coach Contact

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WIAA Ad Hoc Committee to Study Seasons, Game Maximums & Coach Contact

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

WIAA Ad Hoc Committee to Study Seasons, Game Maximums & Coach Contact

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association has identified 23 individuals to serve on the ad hoc committee to study season length, game maximums and coaching contact.

Following the December 2023 meeting when the initiative was approved by the Board of Control, the executive office received 189 letters from school and athletic administrators who expressed interest in serving on the committee.

Below are the names, school affiliation and position of the ad hoc committee members, which were selected by the Board of Control.

Janel Batten – Pulaski Athletic Director
Jake Beschta – Denmark Principal
Rachel Biertzer – Port Washington Principal
Andrew Caudill – Prescott Activities Director
Willy Chambers – Black Hawk District Administrator & WIAA Board of Control
Mark Denniston – Pittsville Athletic Director
Todd Felhofer – Shell Lake Superintendent
Patrick Galligan – Colby Superintendent
Matt Goodwin – Milwaukee Public Schools Manager of Interscholastic Athletics  
Joel Heesch – Mauston Superintendent
Todd Irvine – Muskego Principal
Mike Kaczmarek – Gillett Athletic Director
Taz Landry – Shorewood Athletic Director
Demond Means – Wauwatosa School District Superintendent
Kolleen Nesheim – Mount Horeb Athletic Director
Ryan Olson – West Salem Athletic Directo
Chad Steinmetz – Bloomer Principal
Jill Stobber – Waterford Athletics/Activities Director & WIAA Board of Control
Brian Trettin – Ashland Principal
Andy Trudell – Mukwonago Athletic Director
Kevin Wopat ­– Lourdes Academy Activities Director
Joel Zimba – Verona Athletic Director
Gregg Zonnefeld ­– Central Wisconsin Christian Athletic Director

Emphasis for inclusion on the committee was given to having representation that reflects the composition of the membership, including members from each Board of Control district; small, medium and large schools; levels of school leadership comprised of athletic directors, principals and superintendents. In addition, gender and ethnicity representation is also included on the committee.

The first meeting of the ad hoc committee is scheduled for Thursday, April 18 at 9 a.m. at the WIAA executive office in Stevens Point. The objectives of the first meeting includes reviewing the directive of the Board of Control; orienting and aligning committee members to the purpose of the group; establishing familiarity with committee members; learning how others identify and perceive the issues pertaining to season length, coaching contact, and game maximums; identifying additional information and resources required to fully understand and address the issues; reviewing Area Meeting feedback; and agreeing on a timeline for the committee work.

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