Harvey Schiller

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Harvey W. Schiller
10th President of the USA Team Handball
Assumed office
Preceded byJeff Utz
Personal details
Born1940 (78)
Nationality American
Alma materThe Citadel Military College
University of Michigan
Northern Michigan University
United States Sports Academy
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1962 - 1986
RankUS Air Force O7 shoulderboard rotated.svg Brigadier General

Harvey Schiller has been a vice president of Turner Sports, chief executive of YankeeNets, vice chair of the America's Cup 2013 Advisory Board[1] and president of the International Baseball Federation. In August 2014 he was appointed to the newly created post of commercial commissioner of the America's Cup.[2] In 20 December 2013 the USA Team Handball Board of Directors announced the election of Harvey Schiller as its new president and chairman.[3]


Schiller is a 1960 graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Michigan.


Schiller was one of the executives in charge of World Championship Wrestling, while president of Turner Sports. He was the supervisor of Eric Bischoff, then-president of WCW. He once appeared on the wrestling show WCW Monday Nitro, on a famous occasion when he suspended Bischoff from WCW on March 3, 1997.[4]

In 2007, he was named as the new President of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), the group that represents all the world's baseball federations.[5] In 2009, he was replaced by Riccardo Fraccari as head of the IBAF.


Schiller has received Honorary Doctorates from the United States Sports Academy in 2011,[6], The Citadel in 2012.[7] and Northern Michigan University.


  1. ^ David Cushnan (21 August 2013). Tragedy, politics, controversy and farce - now can the America’s Cup get back on course?. SportsPro. Accessed September 2013.
  2. ^ [AP Worldstream] (28 August 2014). Schiller hired as Cup's commercial commissioner. Associated Press. Accessed October 2014.
  3. ^ T., E. (20 December 2013). "USA Team Handball Names Dr. Harvey W. Schiller President". Team USA. USA Team Handball. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Eric Bischoff Suspended by Dr. Harvey Schiller". Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  5. ^ Barry M. Bloom (2 March 2007). Schiller named new IBAF president. MLB.com. Accessed September 2013.
  6. ^ Honorary Doctorates: Awards of Sport. United States Sports Academy: American Sport Art Museum and Archives. Accessed October 2014.
  7. ^ [The Citadel] (5 May 2012). Honorary Degrees awarded at Corps of Cadets commencement. The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Accessed October 2014.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Aldo Notari
President of the International Baseball Federation
Succeeded by
Riccardo Fraccari