National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association preserves, enhances and promotes the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional development of its members in the areas of education, leadership, and service.

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Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

The Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association preserves, enhances and promotes the educational values of interscholastic athletics through the professional development of its members in the areas of education, leadership, and service.

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National Federation of State High School Associations

The NFHS set directions for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities.

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NW-OIAAA Spring Roundtables

NW-OIAAA Spring Roundtables have been set for 6:00pm on April 23, 2014 at:

  • Ickey’s in Archbold, OH
  • Milano Café in Lima, OH
  • New Riegel Café in New Riegel, OH

Dinner is provided along with favors for those who attend. Discussions in regards to athletics in the Northwest District, questions that can be generated to take to the Northwest District Athletic Board and topics that are relevant to all of our membership will take place.

Fall Conferences and OIAAA Membership Information & Forms

The State Conference will be held in the fall once again at the Hilton Garden Inn at Easton. The dates of the conference are November 17th thru the 19th.

2013 OIAAA Membership Information & Form

The NW-OIAAA fall conference has been confirmed to take place at the Stroh Center located on the campus of Bowling Green State University on Wednesday, September 25 with registration to begin at 11:30 pm.

2013-14 NWOIAAA Membership Form & Conference Registration

Information has been sent out to the Athletic Directors in the Northwest District for the opportunity to take LTC courses 501 and 502 this summer. The classes are tentatively set to take place at Carey High School on June 9th, 2013. If you are one of the first ten people to sign up for both courses, the NWOIAAA will pay your registration fees and will also provide you a lunch. Those who want to just take one of the courses may do so but the lunch will not be an option. Contact Randy Hord or Glen Gillespie for more details.

Thank you for those who attended the Roundtable Forums on April 24, 2013. A lot of information was shared by all and it was an enjoyable evening.

Also, the Executive Committee of the NWOIAAA will be meeting with the Northwest District Athletic Board following the OHSAA discussion meeting at The Centre in Bluffton on April 30, 2103. If you have any questions or concerns to be brought to the board at this meeting, please contact your league representative or forward them to Mike Vannett at


Mike Vannett


2013 NWOIAAA Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners. They will be recognized at the fall conference at the Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

  • NIAAA State Award of Merit- Jim Huss, Toledo Scott
  • NIAAA Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award- Glen Gillespie, retired
  • NFHS Citation Award- Tim Erickson, Ottawa Hills
  • OIAAA Athletic Administrator of the Year- Nate Weihrauch, Findlay
  • OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award- Brad Ehrman, Upper Sandusky
  • OIAAA Hall of Fame Inductee- John Harris, Lexington
  • OIAAA Meritorious Service Award- Pat Lewis, Shelby
  • OIAAA Citation Award- Kent Asher, Carey
  • OIAAA Horizon Award- Scott Grant, Van Buren

* Katie Dackin is the Nelson Thinnes Scholarship Award winner. She is the daughter of Rich Dackin, Athletic Administrator at Lima Bath High School.

NWOIAAA Executive Meeting – April 15, 2013

NWOIAAA Exec. Bd. Mtg

Scrambler Marie’s-Findlay

April 15, 2013

Present were: Susie Felver, Mike Vannett, Tom Hunter, Rich Dackin, Jim Huss, Chris Fahim, Tim Erickson, Glen Gillespie, Ben Paul, Kent Asher, Jim Offenbaker, Steve Carmella, John Harris.

President Mike Vannett called the meeting to order at 9:10 AM.

Minutes and Treasurer’s Report were reviewed by Randy Hord.

Thinnes Scholarship was discussed and was awarded to Katie Dackin.  She will receive it at the Fall Conference in September.

Fall Conference date is September 18, 2013 at BGSU.  A discussion was held regarding the tournament managers’ meeting being held in conjunction with the conference again this year.  NWDAB will be contacted regarding that.  “Side Effects” will be setting up a vendor’s booth and making a short presentation.   A discussion of vendors vs. sponsors for the conference was held.  Vendors fees will be $100.  Sponsors will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Round table discussions will be held on April 24 beginning at 6:00 PM at Icky’s in Archibold, Milano’s in Lima and the New Riegel Café.  Milano’s is a new location (address: 783 Elida RD, Lima 45805).  OIAAA will have reps at each meeting.  Tim Erickson will be at Archibold, Matt Shomper at Milano’s and Bruce Brown at New Riegel.

The NWOIAAA’s representation with the NWDAB was discussed.  A new rep was discussed and Mike Vannett indicated he may be interested.  At the April NWDAB meeting some topics to be discussed with them will include: Home Site tournament facilities, Flat fee charges for tournaments, combined enrollment for determining sites for both Cross country and Track, Team Wrestling Tournaments, Golf Tournaments regarding accounting and paying for facilities usage, etc.

Also discussed was the new accounting and pay procedures for tournament workers who are school district employees.  There is a separate line item for payment of taxes to those workers on the tournament report.

The OIAAA Fall conference was discussed.  The keynote speaker will be Archie Griffin.  The conference will be held at Easton on November 17-19, 2013.  Kent has already reserved the NWOIAAA hospitality room.  There will also be a speaker regarding Title IX.

The proposal for separation of public-private schools has been withdrawn.  A general discussion of other referendum items was held.

Glen talked about the LTI outreach program.  The first ten Athletic Administrators that sign up for both sessions will have their entire fee paid by the Executive Committee.  This includes 501 and 502, as well as lunch.  The courses will be held June 9 at Carey High School from 8-12 and 1-5.  Mike will send an email blast regarding this.


Meeting was adjourned at 10:36.


Randy Hord, Sec/Treas