High School: Dawson County H.S. (GLENDIVE, MT)
Mike Colbrese is the Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. He was named as the WIAA’s fourth executive director in the fall of 1993, after serving six years as the Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association. He also served as Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Montana High School Association for five years. Mr. Colbrese taught high school English for 11 years and worked as a high school and college football and basketball official for 15 years.
Mr. Colbrese received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Eastern Montana College in 1971, his Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Montana in 1980, and completed administrative course work from Montana State University in 1987. He also attended Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English on a Rockefeller Grant in 1980.
Mr. Colbrese is in his final year of a four-year stint on the NFHS Board of Directors and has chaired the National Federation of State High School Association’s Coaches Education, Football Officials Manual, and Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committees and recently completed a term as the Chair of the NFHS Track & Field Rules Committee. He has served on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football, Basketball, and Track and Field Rules Committees.
He is a member of Seattle 4 Rotary, having served as the chair of the Community Service Committee and on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Seattle Sports Commission Board of Directors.
Mr. Colbrese lives in Bellevue with his wife Jan and is a proud father of two daughters, Erin and Jennifer and two grandsons, Tannen and Aiden.
Assistant Executive Director
High School: Hardin H.S. (HARDIN, MT)
The 2012-13 school year marks Cindy Adsit's 26th year with the WIAA, making her the longest tenured assistant executive director in the association's history. As an assistant executive director, Ms. Adsit oversees baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dance & drill and volleyball for the WIAA. She also directs all state championships events, sanctions interstate and international contests, produces the Association's annual calendar and handbook and responds to all out-of-season coaching/participation issues. During her career with the WIAA, Ms. Adsit has had the opportunity to oversee every activity and sport under the WIAA jurisdiction, except for football and wrestling.
Before joining the WIAA, Ms. Adsit worked for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and officiated basketball and volleyball. She officiated volleyball at all levels, including Pac-10 and international matches. Ms. Adsit was the Executive Director of the Northwest Sports Foundation, which promoted sports opportunities for girls and women in the northwest region. She organized a girls summer basketball league and served as the Director of Basketball for the 1990 Goodwill Games.
Ms. Adsit, a native Montanan, competed in intercollegiate volleyball and basketball for Montana State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition in 1978. She was a Master of Science degree candidate in kinesiology at the University of Washington.
Ms. Adsit, an avid outdoorswoman, gardener, historian of the Indian Wars, and horse owner lives in Ravensdale.
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Assistant Executive Director
High School: Governor John R. Rogers H.S. (PUYALLUP, WA)
Andy Barnes is entering his fifth year as an assistant executive director at the WIAA. He was promoted from the WIAA production coordinator position which he served from February 2005 until July 2006. Mr. Barnes oversees swimming and diving, bowling, golf and tennis. He manages the Emerald City Volleyball Invitational, Emerald City Kickoff Classic and the WIAA Hall of Fame. Mr. Barnes also oversees the Academic Achievement program and the middle schools committee. Mr. Barnes joined the WIAA staff after graduating from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. While at WSU, Mr. Barnes was part of the Cougar golf team in the spring of 2003. Mr. Barnes served the WIAA as an intern from May 2004 until October before accepting the production coordinator position. Mr. Barnes enjoys playing golf, softball and basketball in his spare time. He lives in Fife with his wife, Diana.
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Assistant Executive Director
High School: West Valley H.S. (SPOKANE, WA)
John Miller comes to the WIAA with over thirty years experience in public schools in the state of Washington. He was a teacher, coach and high school athletic/activities administrator for the Mead School District in Spokane. As an assistant executive director for the WIAA, Mr. Miller oversees football, wrestling, softball and theater. He also helps with eligibility, classifications, coaches school, medical aspects and works with the Washington State Athletic Administrators Association.
Mr. Miller grew up in Spokane, where he attended West Valley High School and graduated from Whitworth University. He served as a teacher, coach and athletic director at Mead High School for 20 years. He was the athletic director at Mt. Spokane High School for 11 years. During his career, Mr. Miller coached football, wrestling, track and field, baseball, softball and soccer. While in the Mead School District he managed numerous Greater Spokane League, Regional and State Championship events.
Mr. Miller is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the Leadership Training Course Faculty and teaches classes at both the state and national levels. John received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Whitworth University in 1977, followed by his Master's in Educational Administration from Whitworth University.
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Assistant Executive Director
High School: Fife H.S. (FIFE, WA)
Brian Smith is the newest member to the WIAA staff as he began his duties as an assistant executive director in August of 2011. Smith comes to the WIAA from Bellingham High School where he served as the Activities and Athletics Director for the last six years. In addition to being the athletic director, Smith was a teacher at Peninsula High School, Nooksack Valley High School, and finally Bellingham. Over the last 18 years, he has taught broad range of sciences, sports medicine, health, and leadership. He has a wide range of experiences at the league, district and state levels. He was the Northwest Conference Cross Country Coordinator and also spent time as the WIAA District 1 Wrestling and Track and Field Tournaments Manager as well as the WIAA State Golf Site Manager. Smith was also the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association President from 2003-07, and was the NWC Athletic Directors President from 2009-11. Smith spent 13 years as a head wrestling coach, and in 2006, he was named the Washington State Wrestling Coach of the Year followed by the US Marine Corp. Sportsmanship Coach of the Year in 2007. Smith also has coaching experience in football, baseball, soccer, and track & field. Smith will oversee Cross Country, Soccer, Gymnastics, as well as Track and Field. He will manage the Wrestling Weight Management Program, Middle School programs, and the WIAA Just Play Fair program. Smith will also work directly with District 3 & 6 as well as Eligibility issues throughout the state. A proud product of Fife High School, Smith received his Bachelor's in Health Sciences from Eastern Washington University in 1992, followed by his Master's in Sports Administration from Concordia University in 2009.
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Director of Finance and Operations
High School: North Mason H.S. (BELFAIR, WA)
Leah Francis' primary role is to work with all of the financial and business aspects of the WIAA. Ms. Francis helps develop and maintain the WIAA's budget, handles the Association's human resource issues, and oversees accounts receivable and accounts payable. Ms. Francis also provides ticket inventories and controls for all regional and state events. In addition, Ms. Francis helps maintain the operations of the WIAA office building and surrounding property. She also oversees insurance and Labor and Industries issues for the WIAA and Washington Official's Association.
Ms. Francis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Washington and earned her Master of Arts degree in Physical Education and Athletic Administration from Seattle Pacific University. During her time as a Husky, she competed on the UW softball team for four years where she was a member of the 1996 Pac-10 Championship team and the 1996 national runner-up team. Ms. Francis has coached softball for over 11 years and currently is the head coach of the Bellevue College softball team.
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Director of Marketing, Promotions, and Corporate Partners
High School: Camas H.S. (CAMAS, WA)
Andy Knapp develops and oversees the marketing of the WIAA to both internal and external groups. He works directly with the WIAA's corporate partners. Mr. Knapp is in charge of the promoting of school programs, the WIAA and the state championships. Mr. Knapp earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English as well as a Sports Medicine minor from Whitman College. While at Whitman, he competed for four years on the golf team. Prior to arriving at the WIAA, Mr. Knapp worked in the marketing department for a Northwest golf management company.
Mr. Knapp has coached a 5th grade basketball team for a Seattle-area elementary school since 2003. He lives in Bellevue with his wife, Darin, and son, Dylan.
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Sports and Activities Information Director
High School: Prosser H.S. (PROSSER, WA)
Conor Laffey is the primary media contact for WIAA sports and activities and manages the design and production of all WIAA publications.
Mr. Laffey earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Washington State University. He was a Graduate Assistant at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia while earning a master’s in Sport Management with an emphasis in Athletic Administration. Prior to working for the WIAA, he served as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (425) 282-5240
High School: St. Joseph H.S. (LAKEWOOD, CA)
Rita Roach assists the eligibility officers in obtaining and maintaining information and records for eligibility cases that are appealed to the state office.
Ms. Roach grew up in Norwalk, CA before moving to the Pacific Northwest. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Washington and competed on the Huskies' softball team from 2000-2004. She is currently an assistant softball coach at Bellevue College. Prior to her current position at the WIAA, she held the position of Production Coordinator.
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High School: Mt. Vernon H.S. (MT. VERNON, WA)
Aaron Roetcisoender maintains proper mailing addresses for all member schools, committee members and related affiliate members. He coordinates the distribution of books and materials to all member schools. Mr. Roetcisoender also oversees administration of the Scholastic Achievement Program, the Athlete of the Week, and Coaches Standards. Mr. Roetcisoender received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and minored in Sports Management at Pacific Lutheran University. While there, he competed on the baseball team.
Mr. Roetcisoender lives in Tacoma with his wife, Jaime, and daughter, Emma.
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High School: Pullman H.S. (PULLMAN, WA)
Jessica Kyllo assists staff members with various projects throughout the year. Her main responsibilities include scheduling external building usage, assisting with the WIAA Hall of Fame celebration and assisting other members of the WIAA staff.
Ms. Kyllo earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration from Washington State University. Prior to her current position, she completed an internship at the WIAA.
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