Officiating Shortage Reaches Crisis Level – All Groups Must Work Together
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director
Periodically, The NFHS Voice will be presented in the form of video. This week, NFHS Executive Director Karissa Niehoff addresses the ongoing national crisis involving a lack of individuals to officiate high school sports. While the NFHS encourages all interested individuals to consider officiating, there’s several ways administrators, coaches, parents and players can help protect and promote the efforts of current officials.
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff is in her fourth year as executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the first female to head the national leadership organization for high school athletics and performing arts activities and the sixth full-time executive director of the NFHS. She previously was executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference for seven years.