Sandra K. Searcy

Sandra K. Searcy

NFHS Director of Sports

Sandy Searcy joined the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) staff as director of sports on August 1, 2015. She is responsible for the sports of swimming and diving, water polo and softball, and assists in planning for the NFHS Summer Meeting, the National Athletic Directors Conference, the NFHS Student Leadership Summit, and is involved with the NFHS inclusion initiative.

Sandy also serves on multiple national committees and boards, including the Amateur Softball Association (ASA/USA) Council, ASA/USA Equipment Testing and Certification Committee, USA Diving Board of Directors, and the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Committee.

Prior to working with the NFHS, Sandy served as an assistant commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) for 16 years. Sandy was the administrator of gymnastics, softball, boys and girls swimming and diving, and volleyball. She also worked with the IHSAA Student Advisory Committee and the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference. During this tenure Sandy was a member of a variety of NFHS committees including the Volleyball Rules Committee, Girls Gymnastics Rules Committee, Softball Rules Committee, National Student Leadership Planning Committee, Spirit of Sport Selection Committee, and was the Chair of the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Committee.

Prior to joining the IHSAA staff in 1999, Sandy was a teacher, coach and girls athletic director at Bloomington North High School for 11 years. Sandy received her bachelor’s and master’s from Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, where she competed on the IU women’s swim team.

Sandy currently lives with her husband Dean, and they reside in Bloomington Indiana.