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District Athletic Boards

2022 District Athletic Board Elections

About the District Athletic Boards

The OHSAA member schools are divided geographically into six districts and are represented by District Athletic Boards. The District Athletic Boards conduct sectional and district tournament contests. Member school administrators are elected to six-year terms as District Board members by a vote of the high school principals of the member schools in that district. Each class (A, AA, AAA) has two members on the six-member board. One member is elected to the State Board of Directors and serves a two-year term. The Executive Director assigns a part time employee to serve as treasurer and secretary in each geographic district to handle administrative and financial responsibilities.

District Locations


Central: ohsaa.org/CDAB-Home (Counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union)
East: ohsaa.org/EDAB-Home (Counties: Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Tuscarawas and Washington; Also includes East Liverpool, Lisbon Beaver, Magnolia, Sandy Valley and Minerva)
Northeast: ohsaa.org/NEDAB-Home (Counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumball, and Wayne)
Northwest: ohsaa.org/NWDAB-Home (Counties: Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot; Also includes the city of Ashland)
Southeast: ohsaa.org/SEDAB (Counties: Adams, Athens, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton; Also includes Belpre, Circleville, Lancaster Fairfield Union, Logan Elm, Marietta, Sardinia Eastern, Vincent Warren, Waterford and Williamsport Westfall)
Southwest: ohsaa.org/SWDAB-Home (Counties: Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren)

2020 District Athletic Board Election Open Positions and Nominating Procedures

District Athletic Board Election Results

Central District

Bob Britton, Superintendent
Ridgedale Local Schools, Morral (Class A Representative-2022)
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Lane Warner, Superintendent
Elgin Local Schools, Marion (Class A Representative-2026)
Chad Little, Athletic Director
 Bloom-Carroll High School, Carroll (Class AA Representative-2022)
Ryan Fitzgerald, Athletic Director
Hamilton Township High School, Columbus (Class AA Representative-2023)
Mark Shively, Director of Classified Personnel & Support Services 
Newark City Schools, Newark (Class AAA Representative-2025)
Molly Feesler, Athletic Director
Pickerington High School North, Pickerington (Class AAA Representative-2024)
(Ethnic Minority Representative-2026)
Pam Bosser, Athletic Director
Lancaster High School, Lancaster (Female Representative-2025)
Jay Cauley, Athletic Director
Weaver Middle School, Hillard (7th/8th Grade Representative-2022)
Jim Hayes
Secretary & Treasurer

East District

Dan Leffingwell, Superintendent 
Noble Local Schools, Sarahsville (Class A Representative-2022)
Gary Spinell, Athletic Director
Strasburg High School, Strasburg (Class A Representative-2022)
Jeff Wheeler, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Meadowbrook High/Middle School, Byesville  (Class AA Representative-2024)
Chad Shawger, Superintendent 
West Muskingum Local Schools, Zanesville (Class AA Representative-2023)
John Harris, Principal
Tri-Valley High School, Dresden (Class AAA Representative-2022)
Walt Skaggs, Ph.D., Superintendent
St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools, St. Clairsville (Class AAA Representative-2026)
Angelita Forte', Youth Services Coordinator
Steubenville City Schools (Ethnic Minority Representative-2025) 
Gina Franks, Director of Student Services 
Dover High School, Dover (Female Representative-2022)
Ray Hibbs, Athletic Director 
Harrison Central High School, Cadiz (7th and 8th Grade Representative-2026)
Don Spinell
Richard Hall

Northeast District

Bill Nye, Ph.D., Superintendent 
Grand Valley Local Schools, Orwell (Class A Representative-2024)
Jon Siefke, Superintendent
Lisbon Exempted Village Schools, Lisbon (Class A Representative-2023)
Rich Berlin, Assistant Principal
Wadsworth High School, Wadsworth (Class AAA Representative-2022)
Randy Tevepaugh, Athletic Director
Streetsboro High School, Streetsboro (Class AA Representative-2025) 
Matt Rodriguez, Principal 
Chippewa High School, Doylestown (Class AA Representative-2026)
Jeff Cassella, Athletic Director
Mentor High School, Mentor (Class AAA Representative-2022)
John Carter, Athletic Director 
Oberlin High School, Oberlin (Ethnic Minority Representative-2022)
Shyla Metsker, Principal 
Wickliffe High School, Wickliffe (Female Representative-2026) 
Steve Watkins, Principal
Dalton Middle School, Dalton (7th and 8th Grade Representative-2025)
Larry Acker
Mark McGuire

Northwest District

Gary Kreinbrink, Athletic Director 
Leipsic High School, Leipsic (Class A Representative-2022)
Geoff Palmer, President/Head of School
St. Mary Central Catholic, Sandusky (Class A Representative-2023)
Jayson Selgo, Ph.D. Superintendent 
Archbold Area Local School District, Archbold (Class AA Representative-2025)
Jeff Snyder, Superintendent 
Lincolnview Local Schools, Van Wert (Class AA Representative-2024)
Matt Hutchinson, Athletic Director 
Wauseon High School, Wauseon (Class AAA Representative-2026) 
Brad Cooley, Principal
Norwalk High School, Norwalk (Class AAA Representative-2022)
David Alvarado, Associate Principal 
Findlay High School, Findlay  (Ethnic Minority Representative-2026) 
Brenda Frankart, Director of Federal Programs 
Liberty Benton Local Schools, Findlay (Female Representative-2025)
Kevin Katafias, Principal
Genoa Middle School, Genoa (7th and 8th Grade Representative-2021)
Kevin Calver
Bill Hanna 

Southeast District

Tony Deem, Superintendent
Southern Local Schools, Racine (Class A Representative-2025)
Mark Rose, Athletic Director
Clay High School, Portsmouth (Class A Representative-2026)
Mark Knapp, Superintendent
Wheelersburg Local Schools, Wheelersburg (Class AA Representative-2022)
Leonard Steyer, Athletic Director
Southeastern High School, Chillicothe (Class AA Representative-2022)
Wayne Horsley, Teacher
Athens City Schools, The Plains (Class AAA Representative-2023)
Bo Arnett, Dean of Students/Athletic Director 
Waverly High School, Waverly (Class AAA Representative-2024)
Mark LaFon, Director of Student Services
Ironton City Schools, Ironton (Ethnic Minority Representative-2025)
Stephanie Evans, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Belpre High School, Belpre (Female Representative-2022)
Tony Williams, Athletic Director
Fairfield Middle School, Leesburg (7th and 8th Grade Representative-2026)
Dan Brisker
Rick Edwards

Southwest District

Andy Bixler, Superintendent 
Anna Local Schools, Anna (Class A Representative-2025)
Matt Macy, Athletic Director
Ansonia High School, Ansonia (Class A Representative-2024)
Doug Foote, Athletic Director
New Richmond High School, New Richmond (Class AA Representative-2026)
John Kronour, Ph.D., Superintendent
Northeastern Local Schools, Springfield (Class AA Representative-2022)
Scott Kaufman, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Lakota West High School, West Chester (Class AAA Representative-2022)
Tim Cook, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Western Brown High School, Mt. Orab (Class AAA Representative-2023)
Jonas L. Smith, Athletic Director
Trotwood-Madison City Schools, Trotwood (Ethnic Minority Representative-2022)
Jan Wilking, Athletic Director
Wyoming High School, Cincinnati (Female Representative-2026)
Paul Stone, Athletic Director
Oakwood Junior High School, Dayton (7th-8th Grade Representative-2025)
Phil Poggi