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Nicole Schaefbauer
Executive Director

Responsibilities: Athletic Directors, Co-op Teams, Mixed-Sex, Teams, Handbook, Merchandise, Corporate Sponsorships, Fiscal Management, Eligibility Rulings, Office Operations, Concussion Education, Membership/Renewals

Sports & Activities: Cheerleading, Chess, Cross Country, Music, Girls Softball, Speech, Girls Volleyball, Boys Wrestling, Track & Field
Chris Frasco
Assistant Executive Director

Responsibilities: Officials, New Schools, Recruiting, Ejection Reports, Scholar Attitude Award, Coaches Education, Social Media

Sports & Activities: Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Scholastic Bowl
Sally Asmus - Administrative Assistant
Claudia Kaufman - Administrative Assistant
Amanda Powell - Administrative Assistant
Sheri Strohl - Comptroller
Craig Johnson - Technology Coordinator

History of Association Administrators

Executive Directors

  • Leo Walsh, 1928-1942
  • Various Administrators, 1942-1956
  • Leo Correll, 1956-1967
  • Pat Dardano, 1967-1968
  • Robert R. Gatrell, 1968-1996
  • Steve Endsley, 1996-2021
  • Nicole Schaefbauer, 2021-Present

Associate Executive Directors

  • Brad Lucey, 1999-2001
  • Nicole Schaefbauer, 2001-2021 (became Executive Director)

Assistant Executive Directors

  • Steve Endsley, 1988-1996 (became Executive Director)
  • Brad Lucey, 1996-1999 (became Associate Executive Director)
  • Nicole Schaefbauer, 1999-2001 (became Associate Executive Director)
  • Leslie Albee, 2015-2020
  • Chris Frasco, 2017-2020; 2021-Present
  • Julie Cochran, 2001-2017
  • John Venerable, 2012-2014

Administrative Specialist

  • Patrick Bodame, 2010-2012
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