Following former executive director Amy Scheuneman’s departure, the WPIAL will have a new executive director come July 1.
Former Chartiers Valley assistant superintendent Scott Seltzer will become the new WPIAL executive director, effective July, according to the WPIAL’s press release.
“The job that Amy Scheuneman did, getting us through the (COVID-19 pandemic) and through the past couple years was outstanding,” Seltzer said in the WPIAL press release. “There’s no way that I will be able to compare to what she has done for this district and for this league – she will be greatly missed. It’s an honor and a privilege to be chosen as the next Executive Director. This is something I thought about for a long time, and to have this opportunity is humbling. I’m not going to be able to replace Amy, but I will do my best to represent the league.”
Seltzer has served as Chartiers Valley’s assistant superintendent for the last 12 years, filling the role as acting superintendent during the 2017-18 school year, and he’s also served as the WPIAL Board of Directors President over the last six years, simultaneously serving on the PIAA Board of Directors.
Seltzer has also served as an assistant and co-principal in the Moon Area school district, principal in the Neshannock school district and assistant principal in the Frew Mill school district.
In addition to administration roles, Seltzer has also served as a coach in football, basketball and baseball at Mohawk and Neshannock and two seasons as an offensive line coach at his alma mater Westminster College.
A Westminster graduate in 1989 (Bachelor’s, history) and 1996 (Master’s, guidance), Seltzer also earned a Principal’s Certification and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility.
Schueneman praised Seltzer’s experience in handling WPIAL and PIAA matters during his lengthy tenure as a high school executive, passing off the position to a man she felt is well-equipped to handle the rigors of the position.
“Scott’s knowledge of the league through his position of Board of Directors president as well as various positions within the league have prepared him to be the Executive Director,” current Executive Director Amy Scheuneman said in the release. “Scott’s continual focus on the student-athletes will be beneficial to support the mission of the WPIAL. His visions of structural committees and growth of current initiatives such as the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council and Student Leadership Initiative will aid in further advancement of the league.”