NEWS RELEASE – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
For Immediate Release – September 20, 2018
OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors held its regularly scheduled September meeting Thursday morning at the OHSAA office. The following are highlights from the meeting. Complete meeting minutes will be posted at OHSAA.org.
The Board approved the sport manuals for the upcoming winter sports. The manuals will be posted soon at each respective winter sport page at OHSAA.org and will be a part of the preseason online coaches rules meetings, which will be available Oct. 17.
The Board was updated on the upcoming OHSAA Foundation Student Leadership Conference, which will be held Oct. 2 at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University. A capacity crowd of 1,500 students is expected. Please see the press release at: https://bit.ly/2NUN8fH
Since the Board’s last meeting, 20 member schools were penalized for committing infractions of OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations. The list of infractions and penalties is always included in the complete meeting minutes, but media members may request the list in advance from Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Communications, at [email protected]
The Board reviewed the attendance and financial reports from the 2018 tournaments in lacrosse, track and field and boys tennis. The track state tournament drew 27,125 spectators over the two-day event. Increased expenses caused that tournament to result in a loss of $1,943. The 7th and 8th Grade Track and Field State Championships drew 2,012 spectators and resulted in a loss of $4,437. The total attendance of the regional and state lacrosse tournaments was 30,293 and resulted in proceeds of $45,942. The boys tennis state tournament drew 1,177 fans and resulted in a loss of $2,360.
The Board reviewed the school membership list for 2018-19, which includes 817 high schools and 873 7th and 8th grade schools.
The Board approved two appointments to fill vacancies on District Athletic Boards on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.. In the Central District, Scott Beery, principal at Licking Valley Middle School, will serve as the 7th and 8th grade representative. In the Northwest District, David Alvarado, associate principal at Findlay High School, will serve as the ethnic minority representative.
The Board approved the hiring of Kathleen Coughlin to join the OHSAA staff as Director of Sport Management. Previously she was the athletic director at Columbus Whetstone High School and the assistant athletic director at Upper Arlington High School.
The Board approved the 2018-19 OHSAA Tournament Broadcast Rates and the 2018-19 OHSAA Media Regulations. Those two documents are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media
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