WIAA Executive Director Search Narrowed to Four; Includes Former SPASH AD Stephanie Hauser and Stratford Superintendent Scott Winch

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control has identified four candidates for the executive director position, replacing Dave Anderson, who announced his retirement in December, effective July 30, 2021.

The four candidates remaining in the pool include two members of the current executive staff and two individuals that have experience on the association’s Board of Control.

The two staff candidates are Deputy Director Wade Labecki and Assistant Director Stephanie Hauser. The two individuals with Board experience are Scott Winch, superintendent at Stratford, and Luke Francois, the superintendent/business manager at Waterford Union.

Second interviews with each of the candidates will be conducted on April 15 with intentions of introducing the next executive director at the Annual Meeting on May 26. A portion of the interview with each candidate will be videorecorded and available for viewing on the WIAA website.

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 48 junior high/middle level schools in its membership.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]