With former assistant commissioner Gil Lemmon taking the place of Tom Ehrhorn as the new North Coast Section commissioner, the section needed to hire someone to take Gil’s place. A quick check on their web site today tells me that Bri Niemi is the new Assistant Commish for the 2008 season.
Niemi comes over from the Pac-10 Conference, where she was Assistant Commissioner for communications. She started with the Pac-10 in 2005 as Assistant Public Relations Director. She got promoted to Assistant Commissioner in 2006. Her bio also says she had a fair amount to do with the Pac-10′s internet operations, which I would think is certainly a positive in the ever-expanding online world of high school sports.