STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Stephanie Hauser, executive director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, was enshrined to the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Saturday.
Hauser enters the Hall of Fame in the Contributor category, which recognizes individuals who have contributed a significant amount of time and effort to the growth and development of softball in Wisconsin.
She was introduced by her husband, Dave Hauser, during the induction ceremony held in conjunction with the 2022 WFSCA Coaches Clinic conducted at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Other inductees were Janel Batten, former coach at Oshkosh West and Appleton East High Schools and current athletic director and part-time coach at Pulaski High School; Jeff Hodgson, head coach at Belmont High School; Patty Jansen, head coach at Watertown High School.
Hauser became the first woman executive director of the WIAA on July 1, 2021. Prior to the promotion, her responsibilities included the administration of the sport of softball. She worked closely with the softball coaches advisory committee as well as the WFSCA to implement a new five-division structure for the WIAA tournament series.
Hauser also secured an agreement with Madison College to serve as a secondary site for the State Tournament in Madison. She guided the development of a feedback system for the State Tournament umpire crews to help educated licensed officials in three-person mechanics. In addition, during her tenure as WIAA assistant, she presented annually at the WFSCA coaching clinic.
The membership of the WIAA oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 516 senior high schools and 45 junior high/middle level schools in its membership. It sponsors 27 championship Tournament Series for boys and girls in 2021-22. For more information, please contact the WIAA office at (715) 344-8580.
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