LINCOLN — The Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors has selected four candidates to interview for the position of executive director of the NSAA.

Current Executive Director Jay Bellar will retire from the NSAA at the end of June 2023. Prior to his time with the NSAA, Bellar was a high school teacher, coach, activities director, and principal before becoming superintendent of Battle Creek Public School – a position he held for 20 years. Bellar also served as a member of the NSAA Board of Directors for 11 years from 2007 to 2018.

The finalists for the position of NSAA executive director are Mark Armstrong, director of athletics and activities at Lincoln Southwest High School; Jon Cerny, superintendent at Bancroft-Rosalie Public School; John Krogstrand, athletic director for Omaha Public Schools; and Chris Loofe, associate superintendent of Kearney Public Schools.

Interviews will take place at the NSAA office in Lincoln on November 29 and 30, 2022, with the new Executive Director taking office on or about July 1, 2023.