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WIAA Assistant Executive Director
|Henry Rybus |
A principal at Cathlamet for five year and Longview for seven years, Henry Rybus went on to serve as Assistant Executive Secretary of the WIAA for two years until he became the Association’s second Executive Director in 1963. He held this position until he retired in 1982.
Among his many accomplishments as Executive Director include supporting girl’s involvement in athletics by adding regulations for girl’s athletic activities in 1967 and the addition of an assistant executive secretary for girl’s sports in 1972. Rybus also led the way for the WIAA to become a nonprofit, incorporated Association in 1980.
Hank has been involved in a number of professional activities including the Washington Education Association, National Education Association, and State Wrestling Committee.