Wynns Appointed as New NFHS Soccer Rules Editor

Published on December 2, 2015


nfhsTheresia Wynns has been appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) as editor of the NFHS Soccer Rules. Theresia replaces Mark Koski who continues to perform other duties with the NFHS.

Theresia Wynns officially joined the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) staff as a director on July 1, 2012, after serving fifteen years on the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) staff as an Assistant Commissioner. Theresia’s responsibilities with the NFHS included serving as the editor and national rules interpreter for basketball and softball and staff liaison for Officials Education.   As a result of the additional duties that are part of soccer editor, she will no longer work with softball. In addition Wynns serves as the NFHS liaison to the Officiating Development Alliance, and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors. She previously served as the NFHS liaison to the Amateur Softball Association, ASA Equipment Testing and Certification Committee.

While with the IHSAA, Theresia was the staff liaison, rules interpreter and state tournament director for the sports of girls’ and boys’ soccer, girls’ and boys’ tennis, and girls’ basketball. She was also responsible for the Officials’ Department, sportsmanship program, state tournament merchandising and during her tenure at IHSAA, she served on the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee, NFHS Equity Committee, NFHS Officials Advisory Committee, NFHS Officials Education Ad Hoc Committee, NFHS Annual Meeting Advisory Committee and the NFHS Citizenship and Equity Committee.

Prior to joining IHSAA staff in 1997, Theresia was a principal (1987-1997), assistant principal (1984-1087), Dean of Students (1981-84) in the Warren Township School District (Indianapolis, Indiana); and taught General Science, Health and Physical Education (1971-1981) in Indianapolis Public Schools. Theresia officiated basketball and volleyball for twenty years and started track and field and swimming and diving meets for several years. Theresia received the Silver Medal Award and was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. She was the recipient of the NFHS Citation the summer of 2009.


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