Michigan High School Athletic Association names Mark Uyl executive director
EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association named its new executive director on Monday following the upcoming retirement of John “Jack” Roberts, who served in the post since 1986.
Former high school teacher and current MHSAA staff member Mark Uyl was chosen by the group’s Representative Council recently.
Uyl, 44, joined the MHSAA in 2004 and coordinates its nearly 10,000 officials, is the director of baseball and the administator of the MHSAA’s catastrophic and concussion care insurance plans. He has also been director of cross country and wrestling previously.
Uyl has also been a college baseball umpire since 1997, working at the 2014 and 2017 College World Series. He has also officiated college football and in a number of high school sports.
He was a teacher, coach, athletic director and assistant principal at Middleville-Thornapple Kellogg High School and also was AD at Caledonia High School.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and master’s in educational leadership from Grand Valley State.
He and his wife Marcy, an accomplished coach and teacher, have three children.