WPIAL Executive Director Amy Scheuneman speaks on upcoming Sport Management Summit


The Sport Management program at Robert Morris University has a long history of placing students into professional positions.

Many alumni have grown in their roles since graduation and have progressed through the ranks.

After years of holding an athletic director position for various schools in the Pittsburgh area, including Avonworth, Bethel Park, and North Hills, Amy Scheuneman transitioned to working with the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League.

Starting in July 2020, Scheneman became the Executive Director of the WPIAL.

“Being an athletic director helped me to see the school side of things and it’s quite different in a league office based on the fact that we are dealing with 144 schools,” Scheneman said. “It was a transition and definitely different than an athletic director and it has its pluses and minuses.”

A Plum High School graduate, Scheneman still utilizes skills learned from her time in the Sport Management program.

“You take some snippets that you learned in class whether its communication skills or networking opportunities and the day-to-day things you learn in class at Robert Morris will transition into your professional career,” Scheneman said.

In 2018, Scheneman was inducted into the Sport Management Hall of Fame as she still makes it a priority to provide valuable skills to students at the annual summit.

“The networking that happens during that event is something very vital,” Scheneman said. “The students that participate in the [summit] wouldn’t have as good of experience if the professionals didn’t come back, so I feel that its an obligation to those that have been through the program to come back and offer expertise.”

You can listen to the full interview here.