Nebraska School Activities Association

NSAA’s Schwartz to Receive NFHS Citation

NSAA Associate Director Jennifer Schwartz is among thirteen leaders in high school activity programs across the country selected to receive a National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citation.

An award designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the NFHS, state high school associations, athletic director and coaching professions, the officiating avocation and fine arts arts programs, the NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts. Citations will be presented June 30 at the annual NFHS Summer Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Jennifer Schwartz’s career at the NSAA spans more than two decades after she joined the staff in 2001 as an Assistant Director. During that time, Schwartz has administered numerous sports and activities, including volleyball, soccer, swimming and diving, debate and journalism.

In 2019, Schwartz was promoted to NSAA Associate Director, tasked with overseeing the association’s legislative process, coordinating NSAA district meetings and the NSAA Class Caucus. Additionally, she currently assists with eligibility and hardship rulings and negotiating NSAA championship contracts. She also handles activities at the middle school level.

Before joining the NSAA, Schwartz taught and coached volleyball at Arlington High School in Arlington, Nebraska, and was assistant athletic director at Omaha Westside High School.

Nationally, Schwartz served on the NFHS Strategic Planning Committee and coordinates NFHS Coach Education initiatives in Nebraska.

In December, Schwartz was named NSAA Interim Executive Director and will begin serving in that role in July. She will be the second female to lead the NSAA in its 110-year history.