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About the OHSAA

OHSAA Mission

The Ohio High School Athletic Association's mission is to regulate and administer interscholastic athletic competition in a fair and equitable manner while promoting the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student's educational experience. The OHSAA represents its member schools by recognizing and promoting academics, the safety of participants, good citizenship and lifelong values as the foundation of interscholastic athletics.

OHSAA Commitment

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is committed to serving its member schools by being the nation's premier non-profit athletic administration organization.
We will:
  • Provide exemplary athletic oversight through swift, fair, consistent and impartial regulatory rulings;
  • Operate with openness that generates trust and with strict fiscal accountability;
  • Provide impartial, responsive and inclusive leadership;
  • Conduct tournaments of nationally recognized excellence; and
  • Honor our ultimate purpose, which is to foster lifelong values, good citizenship, ethics and a fair-play approach to life among student-athletes while promoting safe and sporting-like athletic environments.

NFHS Mission Statement

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) serves its members, related professional organizations and students by providing leadership for the administration of education-based interscholastic activities, which support academic achievement, good citizenship and equitable opportunities.
- 51 State Associations - 20,000 High Schools - 500,000 Coaches and Sponsors - 11,000,000 Student Participants - 500,000 Officials and Judges - 9 Canadian Associations - 14 Other Affiliate Members 

OHSAA Governance

OHSAA Governance 
OHSAA member schools vote annually on changes to the constitution and bylaws. The OHSAA Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership, annually approves sports regulations.
Constitution ]    [ Bylaws ]    [ General Sports Regulations ]

Did You Know? OHSAA Financials

The OHSAA is the only high school state association in the United States that combines all of the following financial benefits:
  •  Member schools do not pay any annual membership dues.
  •  Member schools pay limited tournament entry fees.
  •  Schools receive travel expenses reimbursement for some regional and state tournaments.
  •  The OHSAA pays the entire premium for the catastrophic insurance coverage for all student-athletes.
  •  Schools have the opportunity to sell presale tickets to some regional and state tournaments and keep a portion of the revenue.
  •  The OHSAA receives no tax dollars or any kind.
  •  Annually, an average of $2.6 million is distributed to schools in the form of travel reimbursements and ticket bonuses.

2016-17 Board of Directors, Administrators & Staff

First Row (left to right): Bruce Brown (Board Ex-Officio, Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association), Tony Deem (Board Class A Rep., Southeast District), Rhonda Rickelman (Board Female Rep., Northeast District), Jeremy Marks (Board Ex-Officio, Ohio Department of Education Rep.), Jeff Snyder (Board Vice President, Class AA Rep., Northwest District), Andy Bixler (Board President, Class A Rep., Southwest District), Scott Reeves (Board Class AAA Rep., Central District), Paul Powers (Board Class AA Rep., Northeast District), Angelita Forté (Board Ethnic Minority Rep., East District), Chad Shawger (Board Class AAA Rep., East District).
Second Row: Tim Stried (Director of Communications), Roxanne Price (Assistant Commissioner), Jeff Jordan (Chief Financial Officer), Bob Goldring (Associate Commissioner), Dave Gray (Interim Commissioner), Dr. Deborah Moore (Associate Commissioner), Beau Rugg (Assistant Commissioner), Jerry Snodgrass (Assistant Commissioner), Steve Neil (Assistant Commissioner).
Third Row: Kristin Ronai (Program Coordinator), Tyler Brooks (Program Coordinator), Andrea Heiberger (Receptionist), Molly Downard (Executive Administrative Assistant), Brenda Murray (Administrative Associate), Lauren Prochaska (Program Coordinator), Jenn Close (Program Coordinator), Jacki Windon (Program Coordinator), Todd Boehm (Comptroller), Emily Gates (Program Coordinator), Chris Walker (Production Supervisor). Not pictured: Ben Ferree (Officials Registrar), Angie Lawler (Program Coordinator, Officiating).