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Jerry Snodgrass
Executive Director since July 9, 2018
Director of Event Management since August 1, 2017
Assistant Commissioner from August 4, 2008, to July 31, 2017
 
Jerry is the 10th executive director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He was selected to his current position in May 2018 and officially began his new duties in July. His passion and enthusiasm for high school sports is reflected in the strong relationships he has built throughout Ohio with athletic administrators and coaches; his outstanding management of tournament events, and he is well known for his innovation and communication.  
 
Prior to becoming the executive director, Jerry served the association’s member schools as the lead liaison to athletic administrators and oversaw the team that administrates boys and girls golf and many of the team sports for the OHSAA, including basketball, baseball, ice hockey, soccer and softball. Additionally, he was the association’s first administrator for boys and girls lacrosse when it became sanctioned by the OHSAA in 2017. He has been a featured speaker at several student leadership conferences throughout the state where he has addressed such topics as sportsmanship, ethics and leadership, and he also developed the OHSAA’s nationally recognized “Golden Megaphone” program to promote sportsmanship within student groups in member schools.
 
Before joining the OHSAA, Jerry had a 31-year career in education as a teacher, coach and administrator. He began teaching and coaching in the Defiance City Schools as a science teacher and coach in baseball, basketball and football. He moved on to teach and become the head boys basketball coach at Morral Ridgedale High School before serving as a teacher and middle school athletic director in the Bryan City Schools during the 1982-83 school year. Hired by the Findlay City Schools in 1983 to teach physical sciences, Jerry also served as an assistant boys varsity basketball coach at Findlay High School until 1991, when he was promoted to the school’s head boys basketball coach, continuing in that role through the 1998-99 season. Overall, he spent 25 years at Findlay, the last 16 as the school’s athletic director.
 
Inducted into the OIAAA (Ohio athletic directors) Hall of Fame in 2010, Jerry was selected as the OHSAA’s Naismith Meritorious Service Award recipient in 2010 and the association’s Ethics and Integrity Award honoree in 2018.
 
Jerry has served in various leadership capacities, including election to the OHSAA’s Northwest District Athletic Board while also serving as its president prior to his employment at the OHSAA. He was elected to a two-year term on the OHSAA Board of Directors between 2005-07, serving as the Board’s president in 2006-07. He also has been a trustee with the OHSAA Foundation, is a member of the OHSAA’s Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Committee and currently serves on the University of Findlay’s Sport & Hospitality Management Advisory Board and the Wilson Football Hall of Fame. Nationally, he is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations Coach Education and Softball Rules committees. In addition, he served as an announcer and color analyst for WTLW-TV in Lima and Buckeye Cable Sports Network in Toledo, being honored with the District 8 Basketball Coaches’ Association Media Award in 2003.
 
A 1973 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, where is he a member of the school’s athletic hall of fame, Snodgrass earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1977 and a master’s degree from the University of Dayton in 1989.
 
Jerry and his wife Barb, a risk management consultant, have a son (Mark) and daughter (Katie), and a grandson and granddaughter.
Bob Goldring
Senior Director of Operations since August 7, 2008
Assistant Commissioner from June 9, 2005 to August 6, 2008
Director of Information Services from October 2, 1995 to June 8, 2005

Bob joined the Ohio High School Athletic Association in the fall of 1995 as Director of Information Services. He was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in June 2005 and served in that role until August 2008. During those 13 years, he was responsible for media and public relations; publications, and had oversight of the media at state tournaments and of the office webmaster. In that time he helped enhance the Association’s relationship with the media by providing more and timely information such as news releases, publishing the OHSAA Working With the Media Handbook for athletic administrators and tournament managers and the OHSAA Public Relations Guide for Coaches and creating and chairing the OHSAA Media Advisory Committee; upgraded all publications including state tournament souvenir programs, the quarterly Athlete magazine and the Year-in-Review magazine, and oversaw the enhancement of the OHSAA website and state tournament records and archives.
 
Promoted to Associate Commissioner for Operations prior to the 2008-09 school year, Bob’s main duties are to serve as the office’s chief liaison with the membership and staff in the absence of the Commissioner; plan in- and out-of-office staff and Board of Directors meetings; oversee the Director of Communications and his staff; assist in the areas of media and public relations, publications, marketing and promotions and budget planning, and oversee special projects. He has been involved in several OHSAA committees, including Media Advisory; Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity; Competitive Balance; Expanding Opportunities; District Athletic Board Review; Division I Football Tournament; Cross Country Tournament, and Association Outreach. Bob served as the OHSAA’s acting commissioner for a three-month period that ended in June 2016.
 
A 1977 graduate of Orrville High School, he holds two degrees from The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1981 and a Master of Arts degree in sport management in 1982.
 
Bob’s previous work was in collegiate sports information offices. He was sports information director and assistant public relations director at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Ind.) from June 1983 to May 1984; assistant sports information director and athletic publications coordinator at Purdue University from June 1984 to April 1990, and assistant sports information director at Ohio State from May 1990 to September 1995. His publications at those institutions won 22 national and 16 district awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America. While at Ohio State, he taught a graduate course in the sport management program on sports public relations.
 
Bob and his wife, Terri, a middle school teacher with the Worthington City Schools, have two sons, Sam (21), a college student, and Max (14), a high school freshman. They reside in Powell. Bob has been a youth coach for his sons’ sports teams and has served on the Olentangy Local School District’s Communications Committee.
 
Jeff Jordan
Senior Director of Finance and Accounting since August 1, 2017
Chief Financial Officer from August 1, 2011, to July 31, 2017
 
Jeff was selected as the first Chief Financial Officer of the Ohio High School Athletic Association on August 1, 2011, and is now the Senior Director of Finance and Accounting. His primary areas of focus are oversight of internal and external financial operations and practices, preparation of the annual financial report, the annual budget and all tournament financial operations and practices. He works closely with the Association’s independent auditor and serves as the financial liaison to Ohio’s school treasurers and the OHSAA Foundation.
 
Prior to joining the OHSAA, he served as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s ex-officio representative to the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2011. From January 2006 to June 2011, he served with the Ohio Department of Education as the Director of Finance Program Services, where he was responsible for providing specialized expertise in school finance for Ohio’s nearly 2,000 traditional school districts, community schools, non-public schools and other educational entities as well as managing the oversight of districts in fiscal caution, watch and emergency. He also solely administered the EdJobs grant program that was responsible for saving an estimated 5,000 teacher jobs in Ohio. From 2001 to 2010, Jeff was responsible for the Office of Federal and State Grants Management, the division responsible for financial management of over $1 billion in Federal and state grant funds each year, and he was the co-developer of the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) used by Ohio’s school districts to plan program resources and obtain grant funding for federal and state educational programs. Prior to that, he served with the Ohio Auditor of State from 1995 to 2001 as an Assistant Auditor, Auditor-in-Charge and Deputy Auditor where he managed audits that included the Departments of Education and Taxation and the Treasurer of State.
 
Jeff graduated from Galion Northmor High School in 1990 as class salutatorian. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University in 1995, majoring in accounting. During his time at the university, Jeff was a member and squad leader in The Ohio State University Marching Band; member of Phi Eta Sigma/Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honoraries and university athletic bands, and officiated several intramural sports.
 
Jeff served as the first two-time president of The Ohio State University Marching Band (TBDBITL) Alumni Club from 2007 to 2009 after serving as the club’s treasurer, vice president and secretary. From 2012 to 2016, he served a five-year term as a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. During that time, he served as treasurer for two years, chaired and served on several committees and was on the ad hoc search committee to fill the vacant President/CEO role. Additionally, Jeff became an OHSAA registered basketball official in 1991 and officiated in the OHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament in 2008. Since 1991, Jeff has served as a Judicial and State Government Section Consultant and Counselor for the American Legion Buckeye Boys’ State program, a non-partisan government and leadership workshop for high school seniors, and he assumed the directorship of the American Legion Buckeye Boys’ State band, the largest boys’ state band in the country. He has chaired the NFHS CFO/Directors of Finance Working Group since its inception in 2012 and has been a member of the several national and state finance, accounting and auditing associations. Jeff was presented the William Oxley Thompson Award by The Ohio State University Alumni Association for distinctive career achievement and civic involvement prior to age 36 in 2007; the Elvin Donaldson Most Inspirational Alumni Band Member in 2009, and the OHSAA Central District Distinguished Officials Award in 2014.
 
Jeff resides near Mount Gilead with his wife Robin and sons Myles (14) and Chase (10).
Deborah B. Moore
Senior Director of Compliance and Sports Medicine since August 7, 2008
Assistant Commissioner from June 5, 1989 to August 6, 2008

A member of the OHSAA staff since June 1989, Debbie served as an Assistant Commissioner with the OHSAA before being promoted to Associate Commissioner for Eligibility in August 2008. Among her main duties are to oversee the office’s eligibility department, which provides interpretations of the OHSAA Bylaws and Constitution for member school administrators and makes rulings on student eligibility issues. She also is the office’s chief administrator for the sports of volleyball, field hockey, gymnastics and swimming & diving.
 
Debbie received a high school diploma from Newark Senior High School in 1970. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education in 1974 from Kent State University, a Master of Arts in physical education teacher education in 1978 from The Ohio State University and Ph.D. in physical education teacher education in 1980 from The Ohio State University.
 
Debbie began teaching and coaching in the Buckeye Valley Local Schools in 1974. She coached volleyball, gymnastics and track and field while teaching health and physical education. She was on the faculty of Wilmington College, where she also coached intercollegiate volleyball for five years, Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and Kent State University. She was a seasonal employee of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department in the aquatics division for 19 summers, 13 of those seasons in management.
Debbie is an avid runner, skier and triathlete. She and her husband, Bobby, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement of Battelle for Kids in Columbus, reside in Plain City.
 
Steve Neil
Director of Corporate Development since August 1, 2017
Assistant Commissioner from August 6, 2005 to July 31, 2017 
A member of the OHSAA staff since August 2005, Steve’s main responsibilities include business development and strategic and corporate partnerships, which also involves merchandise, licensing and marketing activation for the Association. He also oversees tournament site and partner contracts while serving as the office’s main administrator for the sport of ice hockey.
 
Steve obtained a high school diploma from Walnut Hills High School in the Cincinnati Public School District. He graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in health and sports studies, following the thematic sequence in educational leadership. While at Miami, he also participated as a collegiate baseball player and was an intern in the athletic department.
 
He completed an M.S. in sports studies while working in the athletic department as assistant director of event management/operations. Steve served as the director of athletic events and community relations, then transitioned into a position as assistant director of corporate relations and ticket sales. Steve completed the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males, which focused on leadership and administration, finance and fundraising, along with booster and public relations.
 
He served as tournament manager in all aspects of OHSAA tournaments in the Southwest District in the sports of football, girls and boys basketball, baseball and softball. Steve also serves as a registered OHSAA official in the sports of basketball and baseball.
Steve enjoys assisting with personal and business development, community involvement, officiating baseball and basketball and playing sports, and is a fitness and wellness advocate.

Steve and his wife, Maria, Ph.D., founder of Women’s Health Education Program (www.WhepOhio.org), have two sons, James and Micah.
 
Roxanne M. Price
Senior Director of Compliance and Sporting Behavior since August 1, 2017
Assistant Commissioner from August 7, 2007 to July 31, 2017 
Director of Membership Services February 21, 2006 to August 8, 2007
Roxanne joined the OHSAA as Director of Membership Services in February 2006 before being promoted to Assistant Commissioner in August 2007. She plays a vital role in the office’s eligibility department, providing interpretations of the OHSAA Bylaws and Constitution for member school administrators and making rulings on student eligibility issues. She also is the office’s main administrator for the sports of girls and boys bowling and previously administered softball and tennis. In addition, she chairs the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee and plays a key role in the Association’s biannual school enrollment update process.
 
She is known as a “Little Giant,” having graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1977. Roxanne can also be considered a Buckeye, Cavalier, Zip and Cougar, having worked over 20 years in intercollegiate athletics in the area of student support services. She began her professional career in 1985 at the University of Virginia (UVA) as assistant director of academic advising for student-athletes. From UVA, she moved on to the University of Akron and then to The Ohio State University (OSU), where she spent over eight years working with Buckeye student-athletes. Most recently, she worked at Columbus State Community College, where she was the director of student activities and athletics. While at Columbus State, Roxanne oversaw a 12-team intercollegiate athletic program in terms of compliance and student-athlete welfare. She also was responsible for campus programming—social, cultural and recreational—as well as the campus student leadership program and facilitating Columbus States’ Student Code of Conduct hearings.
Roxanne graduated summa cum laude from OSU in 1981 and completed her master’s degree from OSU in 1984 in counseling psychology. She is a member of Fremont Ross’ Sports Hall of Fame for her achievements in basketball and track.
 
Roxanne enjoys writing in her spare time and is the author of three children’s books: Little Brutus Buckeye Makes New Friends (limited release), Troy and the Championship Trophy (2007) and Buckeyes, Bow Ties and Sweater Vests (2010). These rhyming stories deal with bullying, sportsmanship and diversity, respectively.
 
Roxanne resides in Worthington.
 
Beau Rugg
Senior Director of Officiating and Sport Management since August 1, 2017
Assistant Commissioner from from February 14, 2013 to July 31, 2017 
Beau joined the Ohio High School Athletic Association in the fall of 2012 as Interim Assistant Commissioner and was hired as Assistant Commissioner in February 2013. He oversees the OHSAA’s officiating program, which includes working with the 17,000-plus registered officials, working with each sport’s Director of Officials Development and overseeing and working with state and local rules interpreters, officiating instructors, officials assigners and local officials associations and secretaries, and he is the Association’s administrator for the sports of football and wrestling.
 
Beau’s previous full-time work was with The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Department of Recreational Sports. Starting in 1986, he served as assistant director and moved into two different associate director positions before retiring after 25 years in 2011. He directed a comprehensive intramural sports program encompassing 33 sports before shifting his duties to fundraising and directing marketing, sponsorships, facility scheduling, membership and customer service.
 
Beau has also had a strong tie with the OHSAA over the years, serving as a registered OHSAA contest official in the sports of football (six state tournament assignments) and basketball for over 30 years, when he also has been an officiating instructor in those two sports; the manager of the OHSAA State Track & Field Tournament for 22 years; the head runner for the OHSAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament for 25 years, and a member of the scoring and timing staff at the OHSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament for 17 years. In addition, Beau was an NCAA Division III football official for 10 years; has directed the track tournament in 25 of the 30 years in which he has volunteered for the Ohio Special Olympic Games, and has served on the timing staffs of OSU home football and men’s basketball games for over 25 years.
 
A native of Newark, Ohio, Beau graduated from Deerfield Academy in western Massachusetts. He holds two degrees from Ohio State, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1980 and a Master of Arts degree in sport management in 1981. He has also completed doctoral work in physical education/sport management with a minor in business management.
 
Beau and his wife, Morena, reside in Upper Arlington. They have a daughter Meredith (28) and a son Sam (25).
 
Tim Stried
Senior Director of Communications since September 9, 2008

Tim joined the Ohio High School Athletic Association as Director of Communications in the fall of 2008. He handles media relations and communications for the association; oversees media operations at state tournaments; plays a key role in the production of various publications, including state tournament souvenir programs and OHSAA Magazine, and has oversight in the updating of the website.
Tim joined the OHSAA after five years in the athletics communications office at The Ohio State University. He was the sports information director for the men’s soccer, fencing, women’s gymnastics and softball teams, coordinated the basketball statistics crew and assisted with media relations for the football program, including four bowl trips.
 
From 1999 to 2003, Tim served as the sports information director at his alma mater, Bluffton University, in Northwest Ohio. He is a 1998 graduate of Bluffton and played football and baseball while majoring in computer science and secondary education. Tim taught at Elida High School during the 1998-99 school year. He is a 1994 graduate of Marion Pleasant High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball.
 
Tim and his wife, Anna, a mathematics teacher at Buckeye Valley High School in Delaware, reside in Powell. They have two sons, Gavin (6) and Graham (4). Tim enjoys running, hunting and fishing and following the Cincinnati Reds.
Todd Boehm
Director of Finance and Accounting
Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Catastrophic & Officials Insurance, Tournament Financial Reports, Scholarship Stipends
 
 
 
Tyler Brooks
Director of Officiating/Sport Management

Wrestling, Football Administrative Support; Arbiter Sports - Use of Officials/Assigners; District Administrator & Local Secretary Communications; Handbook for Officials; Hall of Fame Committee & Banquet; Meritorious Certificates; myOHSAA Login Troubleshooting; Officials - Assigner, Clinics, Registrations, Regulations, Renewals, Records; Wrestling State Tournament Tickets
 
 
 
Haley Dillon
Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting 
Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Catastrophic & Officials Insurance, Tournament Financial Reports, Scholarship Stipends
 
 
 
 
 
Molly Downard
Executive Administrative Assistant
Assistant to the Executive Director - Board of Directors & District Athletic Boards Liaison; Board Elections; Basketball State Tournament Ticketing; Referendum Voting; Agenda for Board of Directors Meetings; International Exchange Student Forms; OHSAA Foundation; General Appeals; New Administrator Workshop; Regional Update Meetings; Athletic Discussion Meetings
 
 
Ben Ferree
Assistant Director of Officiating/Sport Management

Football, Wrestling Administrative Support; Athlete/Coach Ejections; Officials - Adult Education Classes, Registrations, Renewals, Records, Regulations
 
 
 
 
Emily Gates
Director of Sport Management

Sport Administrator for Baseball, Field Hockey and Volleyball; Administrative Support for Boys Basketball.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andrea Heiberger
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

General Information; Bowling, Tennis Administrative Support; Exception 6 Transfers; Additional Orders for Printed Materials; Orders For School Supplies; Notary Public
 
 
 
 
Angie Lawler
Director of Officiating/Sport Management

Arbiter Sports - Use of Officials/Assigners; Officials Database Maintenance; Mailing Labels & Lists; Football Computer Rating System; Officials Support; State Interpretation Meeting Attendance FT; Tournament Official Assigners
 
 
 
 
 
Brenda Murray
Director of Membership Services

OHSAA Web Site Content, Design and Updates, Tournament Results, Open Dates, Equipment Classifieds, Officials Needed, Media Relations and Tournament Credentials, OHSAA Calendar, Member School Directory, myOHSAA Project Liaison, Fundamentals of Coaching Coordinator, Enrollments (EMIS Reports) and Classifications
 
 
 
Lauren Prochaska
Director of Sport Management

Sport Administrator for Golf, Soccer and Softball; Administrative Support for Girls Basketball.
 
 
 
 
 
Kristin Ronai
Assistant Director of Compliance

Administrative Support for Gymnastics; Student Eligibility; Appeals Panel; Competitive Balance
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Walker
Director of Production and Building Services

Bulk mailings to schools & officials; Shipping & Receiving; Production of select OHSAA programs, publications, & materials; Maintain state tournament DVD library and orders; Roll ticket manager for regional and state tournaments; Coordinate and oversee all building maintenance; OHSAA fleet vehicle coordination
 
 
 
Jacki Windon
Assistant Director of Membership Services

Administrative Support for Track and Field; Member School Sport Participation Cards; Sanctioning; Diversity Council; Scholar-Athlete Scholarships; New Administrators Workshop; Harold A. Meyer Award, Archie Griffin Awards; Sportsmanship; Ethics and Integrity Program; Member School Applications; School Database Maintenance; Mailing Labels and Lists; Town Hall Meetings
 

Interns

Eli Burris
Communications Intern
 
 
 

 
 
 
Bobby Fieman
Officiating Intern
 
 
 
 
 
Emilee Hardesty
Membership Services Intern
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alexis Holderman
Communications Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maggie Matthews
Accounting Intern
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Miranda
Corporate Development Intern
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morgan Smith
Communications Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lizzy Snodgrass
Compliance Intern
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matt Titus
Communications Staff