January 29, 2023

Musselman elected NFHS President for 2016-17

Topeka, Kan. (KSHSAA)–Gary Musselman, Executive Director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA), was elected by the NFHS Board of Directors to the position of president-elect for the 2016-17 year, at the NFHS Summer Meeting.

Musselman joined the KSHSAA staff in 1988 as assistant executive director, a position he held until being promoted to executive director in 1996. A graduate of Ness City High School, Musselman earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education (cum laude) from Kansas State University in 1974 and his master’s in secondary school administration from Wichita State University in 1987 with honors.

Musselman began his teaching and coaching career in 1974 at Independence (Kansas) Junior High School. He then held teaching and coaching positions at Andover Junior-Senior High School, Beloit Junior-Senior High School and Halstead High School. Prior to joining the KSHSAA staff, Musselman was the principal at LaCrosse High School.

In addition to his current service on the NFHS Board of Directors, Musselman has served on numerous NFHS committees, including the Football Rules Committee, the Citizenship/Equity Committee, the Marketing Committee and the NFHS Appeal Board. Musselman served three terms as chair of the NFHS TARGET Committee (1992-95), which was involved with drug and alcohol prevention/education programs. He was a member of three different NFHS Strategic Planning Committees and has presented at numerous NFHS meetings including coaching education programs conducted at the United States Olympic Committee Campus in Colorado Springs. Throughout his career, Musselman has been involved with other national organizations, including the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and United School Administrators of Kansas.

Last summer, Musselman represented the NFHS Board of Directors on the NFHS Concussion Summit, which was appointed to develop recommendations for minimizing risk of concussion in sports and to develop best practices for schools and state high school associations. In June of 2015, Musselman completed six years of service on the Board of Directors of the NFHS Foundation. Musselman was elected chairman during the 2014-15 term and led a major reorganization and expansion of the Foundation Board and its governance structure.

Beginning his 28th year with the KSHSAA and 20th year as Executive Director, Musselman is the first Kansan ever to be elected to serve as President of the National Federation of State High School Associations