Periodically, The NFHS Voice will be presented in the form of video. This week, NFHS Executive Director Karissa Niehoff addresses this incident from the March 11 girls basketball game in Oklahoma between Norman High School and Midwest City High School. It was during this game that the broadcast announcer’s racist comments about the Norman team were heard during the streaming of the game on the NFHS Network.
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff is in her third year as executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the first female to head the national leadership organization for high school athletics and performing arts activities and the sixth full-time executive director of the NFHS. She previously was executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference for seven years.