What’s next at the Union?

So Troy Dannen is leaving the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Good for Troy. He’s getting the job he always wanted, athletics director at UNI.

One person said this will expediate a IGHSAU-IHSAA merger. Ain’t gonna happen.

So who is next in line to become the Union’s third executive director (it used to be called an executive secretary) in 50-some years?

Karon Brown is the highest remaining official and some say a woman ought to run an organization that is geared toward females. She’s been there a long time.

Mike Dick hasn’t been there as long, but has administrative roots and has a wealth of knowledge about officials.

One high-profile Eastern Iowa coach supports Bud Legg, information director for the IHSAA. Legg is a youngish 64 and has served as a coach and AD. He deserves an interview.

On the other hand, it could be someone an external candidate from right field. Regardless, with a starting salary of six figures, it’s a position that won’t be short on qualified hopefuls.

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