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Executive Director Neubauer Last Day

Dover, DE (August 16, 2019) – Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Executive Director, Thomas Neubauer completes his last day on the job today before officially retiring tomorrow after serving 39 years for the State of Delaware. 


Neubauer, a native of Pennslyvania, spent the last 14 years at DIAA, 11 years as the coordinator of officials and events and the last 3 years as executive director.  He began his career in education teaching social studies at Caravel Academy and Middletown High School, and he also served as athletic director at Middletown High School before coming to DIAA. 

During his years as athletic director, Neubauer was honored for his work being named Athletic Director of the Year in 2002 and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Award of Merit for Delaware in 2002 and 2008.  He is a lifetime member of the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators, achieving certifications as Athletic Administrator and Master Athletic Administrator.

Neubauer has been heavily involved in the interscholastic athletics community over the years, representing DIAA by serving on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee, Officials Publication Committee and as chair of the Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee.  Neubauer also was a respected football and softball official for 27 and 20 years respectively in Delaware and Maryland.  He held positions as State Director and was on the Executive Board for the National Federation of Officials.

Neubauer is passionate about athletics and helping administrators, students and student-athletes.  Having spent most of his career in education and athletics, Neubauer’s investment in the Association runs deep. Neubauer, plans to return to his job as a Day of Game Security Guard with the Philadelphia Phillies.  This was a job he worked at from 2004 until 2016.  Other future considerations are a return to officiating and entertaining offers for part-time work in the sports management field.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my 39 years in education and interscholastic athletics, all of them in the State of Delaware.  I cherish the many adventures and numerous friendships I have experienced traveling our great nation as a part of my career in education and athletics.  I want to thank everyone who has touched my life and made my journey so unique.  The people that I have met and worked with and the events that I have been a part of have been truly rewarding.  To everyone local and nationally that I know I truly do appreciate our time together.”