Ryan Gannon is the next commissioner of the Mississippi Valley Conference, according to a news release.

Gannon follows Terry Erickson, who will retire from the position at the end of June.

"We are very excited to have Ryan continue to lead and promote the Mississippi Valley Conference,” said Sam Russ, MVC President and Sparta High School Principal.

Gannon is a physical education teacher at Holmen High School and has coached and officiated for many years.

“I am very honored to have the opportunity to work with the Principals, Activities Directors, Coaches, Officials, and Student-Athletes within the Mississippi Valley Conference," Gannon said.