The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association who created controversy on the issue of transgender athletes has resigned.
The NSAA board of directors had already voted not to extend the contract of Rhonda Blanford-Green.
Blanford-Green became the center of controversy in 2013 after announcing Nebraska had developed a policy on transgender students before the board had taken a vote on the issue.
The NSAA establishes rules and administers championships for high school athletics and activities throughout Nebraska.
Blanford-Green was an 11-time All-American sprinter and hurdler at the University of Nebraska in the 1980s. Prior to returning to Nebraska in 2012, Blanford-Green led the Colorado High School Activities Association for 16 years.
The NSAA board voted in May not to extend Blanford-Green’s contract.