The IHSAA Executive Committee has approved Paul Neidig to serve as an assistant commissioner. His appointment is effective July 1. Neidig will fill the vacancy left by Assistant Commissioner Phil Gardner who is retiring June 30. Neidig most recently served as chief of staff and director of athletics of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Neidig was one of nine finalists interviewed and will administer the sports of girls and boys cross country, boys basketball and baseball for the Association office. 

During a 31-year career with EVSC, Neidig also served as its chief administrative officer from 2012 to 2015, deputy chief of staff from 2009 to 2012 and director of athletics at Evansville Central High School from 2001 to 2010. Prior to that, Neidig had worked at Evansville Central as a teacher, department chair, head coach and assistant coach for boys basketball, assistant athletic director and technology director between 1985 and 2001.

He has been a continuous member of the IHSAA board of directors since 2004 and served as chairman of the Executive Committee three times in 2006-07, 2009-10 and 2015-16. Neidig has held membership with the Indiana Association of School Principals, Indiana Association of School Business Officials, Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

He has been honored with numerous awards including a NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2006, IIAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2007, Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Administrator of the Year in 2012, IIAAA Distinguished Service Award in 2013, and most recently with a citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations in 2015.

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