Shane Monaghan Named New NFHS Assistant Director of Marketing and Events | Sports Destination Management

Shane Monaghan Named New NFHS Assistant Director of Marketing and Events

Oct 28, 2019

Shane Monaghan, who has served in various roles on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) staff since 2011, has been named assistant director of marketing and events.

After beginning his career at the NFHS in 2011 as an intern in the publications/communications and events departments, Monaghan joined the staff in 2012 as a graphic arts technician/editorial assistant and served in that position for two years. He was a writer for High School Today magazine, editor of the Court and Field Diagram Guide and revised rules publications in the organization’s prepress department.

Since 2014, Monaghan has served in the marketing and events department as a development coordinator (2014-17) and manager of marketing and events (2017-19) before his recent promotion. Among other events, Monaghan coordinates the organization’s three major meetings each year – the NFHS Summer Meeting, NFHS Winter Meeting and the National Athletic Directors Conference cosponsored by the NFHS and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).  

On the marketing side, Monaghan works with the 23 corporate partners of the NFHS, handles advertising for all NFHS publications and oversees the NFHS Authenticating Mark Program. During his three years as development coordinator, he was responsible for the AD Conference Exhibit Show.

Monaghan is a graduate of Indianapolis (Indiana) Ben Davis High School, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. 

About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS): The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,500 high schools and 12 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.9 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at

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