Matt Troha

(7-5-18) One of the bright spots in the Illinois High School Association is Assistant Executive Director Matt Troha, he was recently honored for his work in high school sports.

Troha joined the IHSA in 2008 after three years as Sports Information Director of the collegiate Midwest Conference. Since then he has been a tireless worker and ubiquitous presence at IHSA state final events. Troha brought the IHSA into the social media world with several online initiatives and inaugurated “IHSAState”, a department of the IHSA’s web site that highlights positive stories about high school sports and activities. Troha also runs the IHSA’s new lacrosse program, which crowned its first boys and girls champions last month. For the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), he has served on the Publications Committee, which produces High School Today magazine, and sits on the NFHS Network advisory council.

The Sports 40 Under 40 Awards honor 40 outstanding individuals making their marks in the industry. Honorees come from all segments of the industry – men and women who are demonstrating involvement, innovation and commitment.

The 40 young professionals selected represent the best in the industry. The Sports 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 was honored at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Convention on Monday, June 25, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson

“It’s great to see Matt receive this well deserved recognition. He has been a tireless supporter of everything IHSA and has set Illinois apart from others with his work in putting us on the social media landscape.”