The Unified Sports Committee (“Committee”) is a standing committee established by the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (“DIAA”) pursuant to 14 Del. C. § 304(2). Created at 14 Del. C. ch. 3, DIAA preserves and promotes the educational significance of interscholastic athletics; ensures that interscholastic sports remains compatible with the educational mission of the member schools; provides for fair competition between member schools; promotes sportsmanship and ethical behavior; establishes and enforces standards of conduct for athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and spectators; protects the physical well-being of athletes; and promotes healthy adolescent lifestyles.

The Committee is charged with:

  • promoting Unified Sports® to engage all eligible member schools;
  • increasing opportunities for Unified Sports® participants; and
  • working with the applicable sports committees to promote Unified Sports® and increase opportunities for Unified Sports® participants.

The Board’s Chairperson shall appoint an individual to serve as the Committee’s Chairperson who shall serve for an indefinite period of time. However, the Board’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, may remove the Committee’s Chairperson.

The Committee’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, shall appoint individuals to serve on the Committee. Committee members shall be geographically representative and may include administrators, athletic directors, coaches, local school board members, officials, and members of the public. Individuals appointed to serve on the Committee shall serve for an indefinite period of time. However, the Committee’s Chairperson, with the advice and consent of DIAA’s Executive Director, may remove individuals from the Committee.

The Committee shall conduct itself in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, and the Department of Education’s rules and regulations.

Approved by the Board of Directors on 09/14/2017.

Committee Members

First Name Last Name Conference Affiliation Title Committee Position County Term Expires BOD Approved
Bob Beron Henlopen Caesar Rodney HS Athletic Director Member KC 2023
Jon Buzby Special Olympics Delaware Director Chair NC 2023 20-Oct
Kevin Charles Public Member Retired Member KC 2023
Gary Cimaglia Special Olympics Delaware Director Member KC 2023 20-Feb
Layne Drexel DIAA State Interpreter (Basketball) Member NC 2023 20-Dec
Kylie Frazer Special Olympics Delaware Director Member NC 2021 20-Oct
Jerry Kobasa Henlopen Seaford HS Athletic Director Member SC 2023
Andrew Layton Henlopen Woodbridge HS Coach Member SC 2024
Brian Mattix Blue Hen McKean HS Principal Member NC 2022
Chris Muscara Blue Hen Appoquinimink HS Athletic Director Member NC 2021
Theresa Repole Diamond State Newark Charter Athletic Trainer Member NC 2021
Nate Threatts Special Olympics Delaware Manager Member KC 2021
Dr. Matt Voltz Medical Professional Physican, DE Orthopaedic Specialsists Member NC 2022
Vacant