Nebraska School Activities Association

NSAA Staff

Jay Bellar, Executive Director

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  • Overall Administration of NSAA Programs and
    Coordination of Staff
  • Budget and Finance
  • Interpretation of NSAA Constitution & Bylaws
  • Rulings on Eligibility and Hardships
  • Legal Questions
  • Disputes and Protests Involving Schools
  • Championship Contracts
  • E-mail:  [email protected]

Jennifer Schwartz, Associate Director

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  • NFHS Coaches Education Program
  • Legislative Proposals and District Meetings
  • Arrangements and Coordination of Meetings
  • Organize and Summarize Previously Made Rulings
    and Correspondence
  • Souvenir Shirt Sales and Tournament Staff Attire
  • Responsible for Middle School Activities
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Ron Higdon, Assistant Director

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  • Sports Medicine
  • Conduct Rules Meetings in Wrestling, Tennis, and Soccer
  • Responsible for Wrestling, Tennis, and Soccer
  • Wildcard Point System in Soccer
  • Weight Management Program
  • Facility Management
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Jon Dolliver, Assistant Director and Supervisor of Officials

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  • NSAA Awards Program
  • Liaison with NFHS Officials’ Association
  • Sanctioning
  • Conduct Rules Meetings in Basketball
  • Responsible for Cross Country, Boys & Girls Golf,
    and Basketball
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Nate Neuhaus, Assistant Director

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  • Supervisor and Coordinator of Officials
  • Ejections
  • Ball Contracts
  • Conduct Rules Meetings in Football
    and Track & Field
  • Responsible for Football and Track & Field
  • Wildcard Point System in Football
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Dan Masters, Assistant Director

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  • Unified Sports®
  • Liaison to Nebraska Coaches Association
  • Liaison Nebraska State Athletic Administrators Association
  • National Anthem Coordinator
  • Conduct Rules Meetings in Baseball, Bowling,
    Softball & Unified Sports®
  • Responsible for Baseball, Softball and Bowling
  • Wildcard Point System in Softball, Baseball and Bowling
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Jeffery Stauss, Assistant Director

  • Conduct Rules Meeting in Volleyball &
    Swimming & Diving
  • Responsible for Volleyball &
    Swimming & Diving
  • Wildcard Point System in Volleyball & Basketball
  • Publicity & News Releases
  • Media Relations & Credentials
  • Media Technology at State Championships
  • NSAA Office Technology
  • Association History & State Records
  • Internships
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Taryn Retzlaff, Assistant Director

  • Conduct Rules Meeting in Play Production, Speech, Journalism, and Music
  • Responsible for Play Production, Speech, Debate, Music & Journalism
  • Student Advisory Committee
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Cindy Callaway, Office Manager

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  • Speech and Play Production Judges Registration
  • NSAA Directory
  • Assists Dan Masters, Ron Higdon, Taryn Retzlaff
    and Jeff Stauss
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Megan Huber, Business Manager/Assistant to the Executive Director

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  • Financial Reports in All Activities
  • Accounting
  • NSAA Calendars
  • International Transfer Students
  • Activities Registration, Membership and Annual Reports
  • Cooperative Agreement Forms
  • State Championship Ticket Orders and Sales
  • Assists Jay Bellar & Dan Masters
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Ashton Honnor, Marketing Manager

  • NSAA Marketing
  • Corporate Sponsorship Agreements
  • U.S. Bank Believers & Achievers Program
  • Nebraska State College System Multi-Activity Student Award
  • NSAA Cup Program
  • NCPA Academic All-State Awards Program
  • State Championship Programs
  • Championship Program Ad Sales
  • Monthly NSAA News
  • NSAA Record Book
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Jakub VanWesten, Administrative Assistant

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  • Assists Ron Higdon & Nate Neuhaus
  • Officials Registration & Data
  • Liaison to NFHSOA & NHSOA
  • Handles Requests for Contests, Officials & Equipment
  • Wrestling & Soccer Wildcard
  • Ticket Board & Passes
  • Office Mailings
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Alicia McCoy, Administrative Assistant

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  • Receptionist
  • NSAA Building Scheduling
  • NSAA Permanent Files
  • Assists Jon Dolliver & Jeff Stauss
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Rick Colgan, Software Developer

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  • All Operations of the NSAA Website
  • Development of the NSAA Administrative Portal
  • Website Security
  • Online Applications & Forms
  • Development of Usability Testing Processes
  • E-mail: [email protected]