UWL Alum Mel Dow Named WIAA Associate Director

By Adam Roberts – 7/22/2021

The newest WIAA associate director has a Coulee Region connection.

Mel Dow will take over for Wade Labecki, who will be retiring from the position effective September 1st.

Dow has served as the athletics and activities director in the Stoughton School District since 2010. He attended UW-La Crosse and received a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports science in 1997 followed by a master’s in education in 2002.

“Mel’s passion, work ethic and vision for interscholastic athletics will enhance the service that our WIAA team provides to the member schools and student-athletes,” Executive Director Stephanie Hauser said.  “I am confident that he will embrace this new challenge as an opportunity to make a positive difference, and we can’t wait to have him here on staff with us to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”

Dow also served as an assistant wrestling coach at UWL during the 1999-2000 season.