Poseyville native Paul Neidig named IHSAA Commissioner

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Southwestern Indiana native Paul Neidig has been named the newest commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Neidig has been an IHSAA assistant commissioner since 2017 and will officially assume the position on August 1, 2020, succeeding Bobby Cox who is retiring.

The Poseyville, Ind. native will become the ninth individual to serve as IHSAA commissioner.He follows Bobby Cox (2011-20), Blake Ress (2000-2011), Bob Gardner (1995-2000), C. Eugene Cato (1983-1995), Ward E. Brown (1976-1983), Phil N. Eskew (1962-1976), L.V. Phillips (1945-1962) and Arthur L. Trester (1929-1945).

Prior to joining the Association office, Neidig spent 31-years with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, most recently as Chief of Staff and Director of Athletics. He 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. Before 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.

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(This story was originally published on March 20, 2020)

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