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OHSAA and OHSBCA Announce Partnership Extension with Rawlings as Official Basketball

January 16, 2020
 
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
 
 
For Immediate Release – January 16, 2020      
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
OHSAA and OHSBCA Announce Partnership Extension with Rawlings as Official Basketball
Rawlings basketballs have been the official tournament basketball of the OHSAA since 1999
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) have announced a three-year partnership extension with Rawlings to continue serving as the official basketball of both associations. The Rawlings basketball will remain the exclusive basketball used in all OHSAA tournament contests, while the coaches association strongly recommends it to be used during the regular-season, as well.
 
Rawlings has been the official tournament basketball of the OHSAA since 1999.
 
“The Rawlings basketballs were the clear favorite when we surveyed the coaches across Ohio,” said Kathleen Coughlin, Director of Sport Management for the OHSAA and the Association’s basketball administrator. “The coaches had several options and they chose the Rawlings basketball. It is a privilege to make this announcement alongside the OHSBCA and continue working with such a great company like Rawlings.”
 
The partnership with Rawlings goes through the end of the 2023 season. The official models are the COMPOHIOCB for high school boys and the COMPOHIO285CB for high school girls.
 
“We have enjoyed and appreciated the collaboration with the OHSAA on this contract process,” said Tom Barrick, Executive Director of the OHSBCA. “This is a win-win for high school basketball in Ohio. Rawlings not only makes superior basketballs, but they are excited about being further invested in Ohio basketball. The vast majority of our coaches across Ohio voted in favor of the Rawlings basketballs and we are excited to continue this partnership into the future.”
 
Rawlings also makes the official softball and baseball of the OHSAA tournaments.
 
 
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Director of Communications
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Office: 614-267-2502, ext. 124
Fax: 614-267-1677
4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, OH 43214 

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