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Julian Tackett
Extension 243

Chief Executive Officer of Association; Board of Control; Commissioner’s Advisory Committees; Constitution and Bylaw Interpretations; State Event Sites; KHSAA Museum and Foundation; Basketball and Football Championships; Alignment of Schools and Teams; Legislation and Legislature; Coordinate Technology Design and Development for Member Schools and Officials; Coordinate Public Website Design and Maintenance; Coordinate Sentry File Design

Primary Sports Event Contact and Playing Rules Interpreter – Basketball, Football

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Butch Cope
Extension 231
Associate Commissioner – Director of Championships, Officials and Student Services
Championship Venue RFP Assistance; Quality Control on Championship Consistency; Officials Division Supervisor including Awards Banquet; Officials Division Policy Board Liaison; Officials Camp Coordinator; Student Service Programs (HYPE Student Leadership; NFHS NSLS Conference; Backup Ruling Officer for Bylaws 2-14; Player and Coach Disqualifications; Liaison with eLLe Marketing; NFHS Official of year submissions; REI officials submissions; NFHS officials liaison

Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact and Playing Rules Interpreter- Golf, Volleyball, Cheer, Swimming and Diving, Baseball
Secondary Sports and Sport Activity Event Contact – Football, Bowling, Basketball, Tennis

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Mike Barren
Extension 237
Assistant Commissioner – Director of Internal Operations
NFHS Publications Ordering; Shipping and Receiving; Office Plant Operations including Heat and Air; Staff Meeting Management and Setup with designated staff; Event Hotels for Specific Events; Coordinate Assistance with loading and unloading of event trucks including pickup; In-Office Meeting setup; Assist Physical Plant Supervisor with Maintenance Needs and Contracts; Office Organization Strategy and Implementation; NFHS Coach of Year Submissions

Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact and Rules Interpreter – Field Hockey, Wrestling, Archery, Bass Fishing, Tennis
Secondary Sports and Sport Activity Event Contact – Dance, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Softball

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Darren Bilberry
Extension 229
Assistant Commissioner – Director of Eligibility for Hearing Officer Matters
Ruling Officer for Hearing Officer Matter related to Bylaws 2 through 14 (Minimal work with any other bylaw); Student Eligibility and Due Process; Title IX Compliance Officer; Title IX Site Visit and Education Project Program; KHSADA/NIAAA Liaison

Secondary Sports and Sport Activity Event Contact – Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross Country, Competitive Cheer, Archery, Track and Field, Baseball

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Sarah Bridenbaugh
Extension 225
Assistant Commissioner – Director of Middle Schools and Emerging Opportunities
Middle School Director; Event On-Site Novelties and Trophies; Adapted and Unified Opportunities; Emerging Sports-Serve to help facilitate review of future activities such as Lacrosse; General Admission Event Entry Supplies; Annual Financial Aid Reporting from Membership; Constituent Surveys; Office Organization Strategy and Implementation;

Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact and Rules Interpreter – Cross Country, Dance, Bowling, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Softball
Secondary Sports and Sport Activity Event Contact – Wrestling
Emerging Sports-Serve to help facilitate review of future activities such as Lacrosse

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Chad Collins
Extension 227
General Counsel to the KHSAA and Board of Control
Eligibility Appeals Hearings; Due Process Procedure; Catastrophic and Officials Insurance; Open Records Custodian and Open Records Requests; Association Contracts

Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact and Rules Interpreter – Soccer

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Joe Angolia
Extension 235

Communications Director
Communications including News Releases and Social Media; Statistical and Historical Athletic Records; Media Relations; Policies and Credentials; Production of KHSAA Online Publications including Handbook; Calendar; Athlete Magazine and Programs; KHSAA Scoreboard including out of state opponents; Interstate Sanctioning of Member School Contests; Open Dates; Assist with Hall of Fame Nomination; Screening; Selection Process; Coordinate Hall of Fame Announcement and Banquet; Coordinate Collegiate and Graduate Intern Program

Secondary Sports and Activity Event Contact – Golf, Bass Fishing

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Rob Catron
Extension 249
Information Technology Director
Network Supervisor; IT Consultant; In-House Training and Support for Computer Hardware and PC based software; Video and Telephone Systems; School Subdomain Support with Membership; Liaison for Custom Programming for School Subdomain; Open Jobs; Event Management Technical Needs at All Events Including Internet Connectivity and Phone Service (phasing out); Facility Usage and Rental Fulfillment; Equipment Catalog and Storage under supervision; Office Plant Operations Electronic (Copies, Computers, Phones)
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Dan White
Extension 223
Event Management Specialist
Instructions related to managing the district; region, semi-state, and state championship events, participating teams, workers and officials; Bracket entry for postseason championships via KHSAA scoreboard; Compilation of site selections and seeding plans of all district and region tournaments in all championships; Contact with and logistical arrangements for workers at all KHSAA state championship events, including compensation and attendance records; Facilitate the transportation of the equipment needed for championship events; Assist as requested with other association publications, social media, KHSAA website ( and KHSAA/Riherds scoreboard; Ticket Reconciliation and Attendance Totals; Anniversary Team Recognitions
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Marilyn Mitchell
Extension 243
Office Manager and Assistant to the Commissioner
Regular Board of Control Communication; Supervise Office Operations and Support Staff; Tax Exempt Forms and Certificates; General Ledger Reconciliation; Facilitate Board of Control Meetings; Short-Term Intern Program; NFHS Coach Registration Program; NFHS K12 Licensing Program Royalties; Process Incoming Mail; Assist users with Secure Areas of the KHSAA website
Administrative Support Duties for the sports and duties assigned to Commissioner Tackett
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Kara Howard
Administrative Assistant
Daily Posting of Officials Division Receipts; Player/Coach Disqualifications; Girls Basketball and Football Ticket Liaison; HYPE Conference Support; Assigning Secretary Contracts, Billing, Receipts and Payments and Information Storage; Officials Merchandise Contracts and Invoices; Scholarship Follow-up, Tracking and Payment; Officials and Coach Rule Book Mailings; Accounts Receivable; Office Credit Card Transactions; Phone Answer Pool including secure website login and officials licensing assistance; District Site Selection Plans; Region Site Selection Plans; District and Region Financial Reports Process and Sentry. 
Administrative Support Duties for the sports and duties assigned to Associate Commissioner Cope
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Marsha Day
Extension 239
Administrative Support Specialist (non full-time)
Accounts Payable including Archive, 1099 Production and Collection of W-9; Assist with Officials Licensing; Coordinate Sentry File Entry; Event Supply Boxes; Academic All State Program; Sentry File Management; Phone Answer Pool including secure website login and officials licensing assistance
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Ginger Gilbert
Extension 236
Administrative Support Specialist (non full-time)
NFHS Publications; Assist with Corporate Fulfillment Grids; School Dues and Membership Forms; Corporate Marketing Contracts and Records; Phone Answer Pool including secure website login and officials licensing assistance
Staff Assistance for Assistant Commissioners Barren and Bridenbaugh and eLLe Marketing
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Jeremy Ison
Extension 228
Administrative Support Specialist
All Ruling Officer Correspondence, Eligibility Hearing Scheduling and Appeals Records, Due Process Correspondence for Hearing Officer Matters (Appeals); Hearing Scheduling and Processing; Rules Clinic Intro Videos; Podcast/Webcast Periodic Videos; Scoreboard Assistance (Volleyball); Assist with bracket entry for postseason championships via KHSAA scoreboard; Daily Bank Deposits; School Administrator Cards; Video Orders; Video Uploads to Youtube channel, Video Production and Cataloging, Assist IT Director in all duties
Administrative Staff Support for General Counsel Collins
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Jeanie Molloy
Extension 241
Administrative Support Specialist
Process Forms for Hearing Officer Matters including electronic filing prior to ruling request; Boys’ BasketballTicket Liaison; Title IX Reports and Revisit Program; Participation and Title IX Reports Into Sentry; Sentry File Scanning and Entry; Phone Answer Pool including secure website login and officials licensing assistance; Outgoing Daily Mail
Administrative Support for Assistant Commissioner Bilberry
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Roy Tatum
Extension 230
Physical Plant Director
Custodial and Maintenance; Shipping and Receiving; Building and Grounds; Meeting Setup Assistance