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Julian Tackett
Extension 233

Commissioner
Chief Executive Officer of Association; Board of Control;  Constitution and Bylaw Interpretations; State Event Site Determinations and Contracts; KHSAA Museum and Foundation; Basketball and Football Championships; Alignment of Schools and Teams; Legislation and Legislature; Technology Design and Development for Member Schools and Officials; Public Website Design and Maintenance; Sentry File Design; Commissioner’s Sports and Sport-Activities Focus Groups;

Primary Sports Event Contact- Boys and Girls State Basketball, Football
Playing Rules Interpreter – Basketball, Football

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

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

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Joe Angolia
Extension 235

Assistant Commissioner for External Relations and Special Programs
Communications including News Releases and Social Media; Statistical and Historical Athletic Records; Event On-Site Novelties and Trophies; KHSAA Radio Network; NFHS Network and Webcasting Logistics; Media Relations Policies and Credentials;  Manage out of state opponents, Interstate Sanctioning of Member School Contests and Open Dates; Coordinate Hall of Fame Announcement and Banquet; Assist with KHSAA Social Media posts including monitoring

Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact- Wrestling, Girls’ Lacrosse, Archery and Esports
Secondary Sports and Activity Event Contact – Field Hockey, Golf, Volleyball, Softball and Tennis
Playing Rules Interpreter- Wrestling, Girls Lacrosse, Archery and Esports

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Darren Bilberry
Extension 229
Assistant Commissioner – Director of Eligibility for Hearing Officer Matters (Bylaws 2 to 14)
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

Primary Sports and Sport Activity Contact – Field Hockey, Bowling, Bass Fishing
Secondary Sports and Sport Activity Event Contact – Cross Country, Soccer, Wrestling, Dance, Baseball, Track and Field

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Sarah Bridenbaugh
Extension 225
Assistant Commissioner – Director of Middle Schools and Emerging Opportunities and Assistant Director of Championships
Middle School Director; Adapted and Unified Opportunities; Emerging Sports-Serve to help facilitate review of future activities; Annual Financial Aid Reporting from Membership; Constituent Surveys; Office Organization Strategy and Implementation; KHSADA/NIAAA Liaison and Coordinate Open Jobs on website 

Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact- Cross Country, Competitive Cheer, Dance, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Softball
Secondary Sports and Sport Activity Event Contact – Bowling, Girls Lacrosse
Playing Rules Interpreter- Cross Country, Competitive Cheer, Dance, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Softball

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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; Assist with legislation and legal monitoring; liaison with General Counsel at Kentucky Department of Education

Primary Sports and Sports Activity Event Contact- Soccer and Boys’ Lacrosse
Playing Rules Interpreter- 
Soccer and Boys Lacrosse
Secondary Sports and Sport Activity Event Contact – Archery

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Dan White
Extension 248

Communications and Social Media Director
Instructions related to managing the district; region, semi-state, and state championship events, participating teams, workers and officials; Coordinate KHSAA Social Media posts; Assist with KHSAA website (www.khsaa.org) and KHSAA/Riherds scoreboard; Bracket entry for postseason championships via KHSAA scoreboard; Primary contact with, and logistical arrangements for, workers at all KHSAA state championship events; Co-coordinate production of KHSAA Online Publications including Handbook; Annual Athlete Magazine and Event Programs; Assist Commissioner with Hall of Fame Nomination Screening and Selection Process; Coordinate Collegiate and Graduate Intern Program; Assist with Media Relations Policies and Credentials; Coordinate Association Calendar; Facilitate the transportation of the equipment needed for championship events; Ticket Reconciliation and Attendance Totals; Anniversary Team Recognitions; General Admission Event Entry Supplies; 

Secondary Sports and Activity Event Contact – Bass Fishing and Esports

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Rob Catron
Extension 249

Information Technology Director
Network Supervisor and 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; 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 Electronic Operations Electronic (Copies, Computers, Phones)

Secondary Sports and Activity Event Contact – Esports

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Kara Howard
Extension

Office Manager and Assistant to the Commissioner
Regular Board of Control Communication; Supervise Office Operations and Support Staff; Tax Exempt Forms and Certificates; Compilation of site selection plans, seeding plans  and financial reports of all district and region tournaments in all championships; 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; Scholarship Follow-up, Tracking and Payment; Phone Answer Pool including secure website login and officials licensing assistance; Accounts Payable including Archive, 1099 Production and Collection of W-9; Sentry File Scanning and Entry; NFHS Publications
Administrative Support Duties for the sports and duties assigned to Commissioner Tackett

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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); Process Forms for Hearing Officer Matters including electronic filing prior to ruling request; Hearing Scheduling and Processing; Rules Clinic Intro Videos; Podcast/Webcast Periodic Videos; Scoreboard Assistance (Volleyball); Daily Bank Deposits; School Administrator Cards; Video Orders; Sentry File Scanning and Entry; Video Uploads to Youtube channel, Video Production and Cataloging; Phone Answer Pool including secure website login and officials licensing assistance; 
Administrative Staff Support for General Counsel Collins
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Jeanie Molloy
Extension 241
Administrative Support Specialist
Daily Posting of Officials Division Receipts; Player/Coach Disqualifications; 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; Process Incoming Mail; Assist users with Secure Areas of the KHSAA website; Officials and Coach Rule Book Mailings; Accounts Receivable; Office Credit Card Transactions; Event Supply Boxes; Assigning Secretary Contracts, Billing, Receipts and Payments and Information Storage; Officials Merchandise Contracts and Invoices; 
Administrative Support Duties for the sports and events as assigned
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Roy Tatum
Extension 230
Physical Plant Director
Custodial and Maintenance; Shipping and Receiving; Building and Grounds; Meeting Setup Assistance