Message From The President
David Sheldon, Colonel Crawford
On behalf of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches’ Association, we hope that this message finds you and your family safe and well. The sport of basketball, the spirit of competition, and the passion of coaches and athletes is always at a peak this time of year, with the pinnacle of those ideals within the tournaments of March Madness. Unfortunately, the time has come for the OHSAA to make the decision to cancel the 2020 regional and state boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments. We, as the Executive Committee of OHSBCA, support Jerry Snodgrass and the OHSAA office in this decision to prioritize the health and safety of our communities around the state and follow the precedent set for the pandemic by Governor DeWine. Some of your teams and communities have all missed the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat that comes in those regional and state games. We do not dismiss your grief in experiencing this abrupt end to what has been championship seasons; however, our responsibility, as is the OHSAA, is to put what is best for all teams, coaches, and student-athletes first in every area of our lives, health and safety. Thank you for understanding our support of this decision and congratulations on your seasons.
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NORTH-SOUTH GAME COACHES ANNOUNCED
Greg Nossaman, Boys North-South Game Director, and Doug Graham, Girls North-South Game Director, announced the North-South Game Coaches. To be a nominee to coach in the North-South Game, a coach must be an OHSBCA member, must be nominated by a District Director, and coached in the 2019 District Finals.
The Coaches are Chris Delisio of Olmsted Falls, Mark Kinsley of Green, Doug Fisher of Sheridan, Eric Coulter of Archbishop Alter, Jeff Winslow of Upper Sandusky, Dave McWhinnie of Toledo Christian, Mike Harrison of National Trail, Kevin Vanderhoof of Coal Grove, Maggie Ferrando of Walsh Jesuit, Nick Blanch of Poland Seminary, JD Walters of Sheridan, Johnathan Hedgepeth of Pickerington Central, Katie Miller of Dalton, Craig Nettleton of Ravenna Southeast, Jamie Edwards of Cardington-Lincoln, and Kevin Pickerill of Eastern Brown.
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PAUL WALKER AWARD GOES TO ED ZINK
The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association is proud to announce that Ed Zink of Beavercreek High School is the recipient of the 2020 Paul Walker Award. The Paul Walker Award is presented annually by the OHSBCA to an active coaching member of the association who has made significant contributions to high school basketball. The award is named in honor of the late Paul Walker, the longtime coach of Middletown High School. At the time of his retirement, he had the most wins as a boys’ basketball coach in Ohio High School Basketball History.
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OHSBCA ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2020
The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) is proud to announce the coaches and date for the Hall of Fame Class for 2020. This year, the association is inducting four coaches into the Hall of Fame. The four high school coaches being inducted are Chris Adams of Elida & Springfield Catholic, David Kleman of Ottoville, Randy Montgomery of Wooster Triway, North Canton Hoover, and West Branch, and the final inductee is Dan Schwieterman of Shenandoah.