Janis Doleschal had her biggest impact on Wisconsin sports as director of sports and athletics for Milwaukee Public Schools. She organized the first female sports programs in MPS and later oversaw hundreds of teams and sports in the school district.
Doleschal was a physical education major at UW-La Crosse, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She received a MA from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Divinity from the Theological Seminar in Indiana.
She served as a pastor, physical education teacher and an English professor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College before joining MPS. She also worked in many other areas of women's sports. In 1997, she was named the Wisconsin Athletic Director of the Year.