Distinguished Alumni Awards

Anita Aldrich Distinguished Alumni Award
Sandy Searcy - 2012

Sandy Searcy has served as Assistant Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association since 1999. At the national level, she has served on the NFHS National Student Leadership Planning Committee since 1999, and she is a member of the 2006-11 NFHS Gymnastics Rules Committee and the 2008-11 NFHS Softball Rules Committee.

Sandy began her high school coaching career in 1983 while still a sophomore at Indiana University, serving as the boys’ swimming coach at Bloomington High School South. Sandy was named the girls’ swimming coach at Bloomington High School North a year later in 1984, a position that she held for 15 years.

She also was the boys’ swimming coach at North from 1986-96. Her administrative career began in 1988 when she was named girls’ athletic director at Bloomington North, and held that post through 1999, in addition to serving as a physical education teacher. During those years, she was an executive board member of the ICGSA (Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association) from 1991-95, serving as president in 1997-98.

Sandy’s devotion to elevate young women in sports through coaching and administration testifies to her outstanding leadership abilities that exemplify the ideals set forth in the Anita Aldrich Distinguished Alumni Award.