Mission Statement

The mission of the Illinois Athletic Administrators Association is to take an active role in preserving, enhancing, and promoting educational based athletics within the State of Illinois. The IADA provides a commitment to professional development of its members in areas of education, leadership, and service. Working in conjunction with the Illinois High School Association, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, National Federation of High School, the IADA wishes to create quality interscholastic athletic participation opportunities for all students in Illinois.


About IADA
The mission of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association is to take a leadership role in athletic issues to enhance the educational process for student athletes.

To improve athletic understanding and relationship throughout the high schools of our state and nation.
Message From IADA
The IADA Board would like to thank you for all that you do for the student athletes of your schools.  We all know the time and effort we put into our positions.  We come from small schools, large schools, middle and high schools; but no matter what, we all share in a common goal, and that is to provide the best educationally based athletic program for our students.

Darren Howard, IADA President