OHSAA names new executive director

The Ohio High School Athletics Association announced Friday the organization’s new executive director is Jerry Snodgrass.

The Upper Sandusky native replaces the retiring Dr. Dan Ross, who has helmed the OHSAA for 14 years.

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“We have an enormous responsibility in education-based athletics and I am ready to take that on,” Snodgrass said in a statement from the OHSAA.

“I have had a great mentor here and great mentors along the way to prepare me. No individual in this profession is successful without the help of others. We have a great staff and they will be an integral part of developing our annual goals, while always keeping in mind our mission statement to provide educational opportunities for the students through participation in sports.”

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Snodgrass received a master’s degree from the University of Dayton in 1989 and worked in education for more than 30 years before joining the OHSAA in 2008 as an assistant director.

He spent the majority of his pre-OHSAA career at Findlay, where he was the director of athletics for 16 years.

Ross previously announced he would be leaving the OHSAA. His last day is Sept. 15.

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