Jeff Sitz, recipient of the NFHS 2017 Citation Award and inducted as the 2018 President of NIAAA
Jeffrey Sitz, CMAA, has spent more than 30 years as the director of athletics at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, earning a reputation throughout the state and national as a thoughtful and reliable administrator.
Since 1985, Sitz has led the Wisconsin Lutheran athletic department, overseeing several accomplishments, including the development of an all-sports booster club, the writing of a coach’s handbook and overseeing the Spreading Our Wings capital campaign for construction of new athletic facilities.
At the state level, Sitz is heavily involved with the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA). From 1994 to 2000, he was the private school representative on the WADA Board of Directors and was elected as the WADA vice president in 2004, the first position of a four year term including the presidency in 2006.
Sitz has been a CAA test administrator since 2009 and was Wisconsin’s certification co-coordinator from 2009-2012. He also represented the WADA on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Board of Control in 2005. For the WIAA, Sitz served on the ad hoc committee on competitive e2uity in 2014-15 and is currently a public-address announcer for the WIAA State Track and Field Championships.
Before private schools were members of the WIAA, private schools and their administrators belonged to the Wisconsin Independent School Athletic Association (WISADA).
Sitz served as his district’s board representative to WISADA from 1987 to 1999 and served two terms as WISADA president from 1989 to 1991. In addition, he was chair of the WISAA Track and Field Advisory Committee from 1991 to 1999.
Sitz currently serves on the NIAAA Board of Directors and will assume the presidency for 2018 at the National Conference in Phoenix. A longtime member of the NIAAA, Sitz has twice served as Wisconsin’s delegate and currently serves on the state’s teaching LTI faculty.
In 2011, Sitz was presented the NIAAA State Award of Merit and was twice named Private School Athletic Director of the Year by WISADA.