WIAA’s Stephanie Hauser Named Chairperson of NFHS Gymnastics Rules Committee

Stevens Point (OnFocus) – Former SPASH Athletic Director and Administrator, now a member of the WIAA Executive Staff, has recently been selected to serve as the chairperson of the National Federation of High School Gymnastics Rules Writing Committee.

~ From the NFHS ~

NFHS rules writing committees consist of experts in the given sport.  Each committee member is nominated by state associations, as is the chairperson, who guides the members through their work.  Each of the NFHS’s eight sections are represented on the given rules committee.  To allow for equal representation, there is also a member of the NFHS Coaches Association and the NFHS Officials Association on each rules committee.  Each committee member serves a four-year term.

Stephanie Hauser, Chair, began her role with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Executive Staff as assistant director on July 6, 2015. Her responsibilities with the WIAA include the administration and coordination of duties for the sports of gymnastics, volleyball and softball. For three years, she administered the sports of cross country, and track and field.

Hauser came to the WIAA Executive Staff from Stevens Point Area Senior High School where she served eight years as the athletic administrator and assistant principal. She has been active in working with the WIAA as a member of the Sports Advisory Committee since 2009 and as a member of the Volleyball Coaches Advisory Committee. Hauser has also conducted presentations at the WIAA New Athletic Director Workshop and the WIAA Sportsmanship Summit.

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Prior to her administrative role in Stevens Point, she was the assistant principal and activities director in the New London School District from 2003-07. She also possesses coaching experience at the high school level. Those include stints as varsity volleyball coach at Cumberland High School in 1991, Pulaski High School from 1993-97, Bay Port High School from 1998-99 and at Winneconne High School from 2000-03. Other coaching experience came at the junior varsity level as softball coach at Cumberland in 1991 and at Green Bay Southwest High School from 1992-94, where she also coached the junior varsity basketball team.

In 2013, she was named the District 2 Athletic Director of the Year by the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association. Other leadership experience includes serving as president of the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association and as chair of the WADA District 2 Representative and Scholarship Committee.

She is certified as an athletic administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, as well as, in Red Cross CPR/AED, Educator Effectiveness Calibration for Evaluation, and Drug Influence Training and Education. In addition to her involvement in WADA and the NIAAA, she has been a member of the Associations of Wisconsin School Administrators, Stevens Point Area Sports Commission, Friends of Stevens Point Area Athletics, Stevens Point Hall of Fame Commission, Community Parks Improvement Committee, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association.

She is a 1991 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a degree in secondary chemistry education. She received a master’s degree in education leadership from Marian College in 1997 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She was a member of the UW-Superior women’s basketball and softball teams and was named team captain and most valuable player of the women’s volleyball team, receiving all-conference honorable mention.

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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]