The Kansas State High School Activities Association has announced Scott Goodheart as the Director of Officials, according to a news release from KSHSAA Thursday.
Goodheart, of Pratt, will serve in the role that Francine Martin fulfilled during the 2022-23 school year, the first year for this position at the KSHSAA.
Goodheart has been an active registered official with the KSHSAA for 17 years, working in the sports of volleyball, softball and basketball. Since 2016, Goodheart has held the role of league commissioner for the Heart of the Plains League.
“I am honored and excited to join the KSHSAA team, serving as the Director of Officials,” Goodheart said. “Interscholastic activities have been an intricate part of my life, participating in sports and activities through high school, working as a registered official since college, and now serving as the Director of Officials. I am excited to serve the officials in the state of Kansas, and hope to help enhance students’ experiences in interscholastic activities.”
As the KSHSAA Director of Officials Goodheart’s main responsibilities will be to oversee the official’s department at the KSHSAA including the recruitment of new officials, educate and retain all high school activities.
“As a respected veteran official, Scott Goodheart brings firsthand knowledge of service as an interscholastic official”, said KSHSAA Executive Director Bill Faflick said. “I am confident his leadership will further the good work of Ms. Martin and the KSHSAA as we seek to recruit, train, and retain officials across the state who ensure regular season and championship tournament competitions are conducted according to prescribed rules for the respective education-based activities.”
From 2016-2019 Goodheart served on the KSHSAA Officials Advisory Board and has been a yearly camp/clinician organizer for the western Kansas basketball clinics during the summer.
A member of the National Association of Sports Officials and the Kansas Sports Officials Association, Goodheart was named the NFHS Boys Basketball Official of the Year in 2014. Scott has been an active basketball official in the NJCAA and MIAA.
Prior to joining the KSHSAA this summer, Scott worked at Bucklin Tractor and Implement as a parts sales representative and e-commerce sales. Goodheart received his Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University and his Masters of Sports Administration from Fort Hays State University.
From 2016-2019, Goodheart was an Assistant Athletic Director at Pratt Community College and from 2012-2014 was the Hoisington Recreation Director.