Mark Dreibelbis

Associate Commissioner - Student Services and Supervisor of Officials

Mark Dreibelbis (pronounced Dry Bell Biss), an associate commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, is a native of Charlotte, NC. Dreibelbis came to the Association in January 2005 from Appalachian State University, where he was the Associate Director of Athletics. 

Dreibelbis obtained both his bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education and a masters degree in Higher Education & Administration from Appalachian State University. Upon graduation, he taught physical education at Hardin Park Elementary School in Boone for six years. As chairperson of the department, he oversaw curriculum, intramurals, special programs, and coached football, basketball, softball, and baseball.

He became the Annual Fund Director and Assistant Alumni Director at Appalachian in 1983. Dreibelbis moved to the Athletics Department as the Director of the Yosef Club, in charge of athletic scholarship fundraising, in 1986. After a 6-year period, he became the Associate Director of Athletics in charge of facilities, football and basketball game operations, sports marketing, tickets, sports information, as well as being the administrator for 10 of Appalachian's 20 sports programs.

As the Supervisor of Officials for the NCHSAA, Dreibelbis is in charge of NFHS rules interpretations and the training/supervision of all officials in the NCHSAA program.  He also oversees the assigning of booking agents for all sports and directs the assigning of officials for all playoff and state championships.

Dreibelbis is in charge of the Association's student services program, one of the most unique offerings by a state association in the country. He is primarily responsible for the Association's efforts in the area of chemical awareness and sportsmanship/mentoring initiatives through programs inclusive of Student-Athlete Summer Institute (SASI), Coach/Captain bi-annual retreats, D.R.E.A.M. Team (Daring Role Model Excellence as athletic mentors), and Peer Athlete Team Helpers (P.A.T.H). He also develops coaching leadership workshops for training in areas of steroids, supplements, team building, ethics, communication, academic monitoring and other pertinent areas necessary for effective athletic programs.

Active in both intercollegiate and interscholastic officiating, Dreibelbis has officiated NCHSAA basketball (26 years), NCAA basketball (30 years), NCHSAA baseball (12 years), NCAA Division II baseball (4 years), NCHSAA football (9 years) and was the Piedmont Officials Association Clinic Leader for 13 years. He has worked five NCHSAA State Championship basketball finals and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the NCHSAA in basketball. 

Mark currently serves on the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee, NFHS Football Rules Committee, the NFHS/NCAA Football Advisory Committee, and he is the chairperson of the NFHS Football Equipment sub-committee. He has been honored as the recipient of the NFHS Outstanding Service Award in Officiating.

Staff Responsibilities

Student Services

  • ABLE seminars
  • NFHS Coaches Education
  • Coaches’ Leadership Program
  • SASI
  • Steroids/Supplements
  • Student services program
  • Workshops and Staff Development ALDO (Athletic Leadership Development Opportunity)
  • Coach/Captain Retreat
  • PATH (Peer Athlete Team Helpers) Coaches’ education

Supervisor of Officials

  • NCHSAA Rules Clinics