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Athletic Committee

Athletic Committee

Authority: The Nebraska Athletic Committee has tremendous authority and jurisdiction within the state.  In ninety-nine percent of all problems and protests, the Athletic Committee is the final ruling authority.  The Committee must comply with a National Appeals Board ruling, but it does have the authority to adopt more restrictive recruiting rules.  The Committee is comprised of volunteer members and they are responsible to protect the safety of the players and fans, as well as to ensure the integrity of the program.  These volunteers are charged to ensure fair competition, set up tournament play, establish state rules, operating procedures, handle interpretations and protests.

Meetings: The Athletic Committee normally meets four times each year.  Two meetings are held to allow program input from coaches and managers.
October - Post season meeting with all coaches. Meeting will be held on an East / West location rotation.
January - in conjunction with with the Department of Nebraska Mid-year Conference.  The Committee considers final rule changes for the upcoming season and also selects over 40 Area and State tournament sites.  Coaches meeting held at noon of the Sunday during the Mid-Year Convention.

Jody Moeller


Phone: 308-370-0646

Brent Hagel-Pitt


Phone: 402-464-6338


Legion Districts 3, 8 & 14

Bud Neel

Committeeman Dist. 3 & 14

Phone: 402-369-1873

Don Kiviniemi, Jr

Committeeman Dist 8 & 14

Phone: 402-689-1113

Area C

Legion Districts 10, 11, 12, 13 & 15

Marty Seward

Committeeman Dist 10, 12, 13 &15

Phone: 402-759-1200

Joe Ruzicka

Committeeman Dist 11 & 12

Phone: 402-643-3119


Legion Districts 2, 6 & 7

Dean Beck

Committeeman Districts 2 & 7

Phone: 402-372-8264

John Smyth

Committeeman Districts 2 & 6

Phone: 308-428-3065

Area D

Legion Districts 1, 4, 5 & 9

Rick Hessler

Committeeman Dist 1, 4, 5 & 9

Phone: 308-432-4596

Anthony McCreery

Committeeman Dist 5 & 9

Phone: 308-530-9465