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Coaches Association Newsletter February 2020

Feb 5, 2020 5:18:34 PM

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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Ed Zink 2020ED ZINK

Ed was born and raised in Beavercreek, Ohio. While in high school he participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated from Beavercreek in 1970 and was inducted into Beavercreek’s first “Hall of Fame” in 2000.

After graduating from high school, Coach Zink attended the University of Dayton on a football scholarship. His senior year he was named M.V.P. of the football team and was also named, “Flyer of the Year.” Ed graduated in 1974.

Ed taught business education and physical education in the Beavercreek City School District for 29 years and was the Athletic Director at Beavercreek High School for 7 years before retiring in 2011. Ed has 44 years of coaching experience. He has coached football, girls’ basketball, and softball. He still continues to coach the girls’ basketball team at Beavercreek High School.

Ed has a career record of 785 wins and 253 losses. At one point in his career, his team won 110 consecutive league games. He was named AP Coach of the Year in 1988, UPI Coach of the Year in 1989 and has been named the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year of the year three times (1989, 1994, and 2001). He has been selected District 15 Coach of the Year 8 times and W.O.L. Coach of the Year 9 times. Ed was inducted into the Ohio Girls Basketball Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in May of 2012, along with his 3 State Championship Teams. His teams have won 21 League, 21 Sectional, and 18 District Championships, along with 6 Regional Championships and 3 State Championships in 1995, 2001, & 2003.

Ed has been married for 42 years to his lovely wife Nanci.

OHSAA and OHSBCA Announce Partnership Extension with Rawlings as
the Official Basketball for the State of Ohio

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.

The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association has posted its form on the new website (oh.nhsbca.org). The new website will allow the applicant to upload required documents and require photos.

We are in the process of converting all of the forms for our awards, nominations and applications to be housed in the new website. No more worry about mailing or emailing your nomination or application forms. You will be able to save the cost of a stamp or sending an email that gets lost in cyber space.

The available forms are Academic All-Ohio, Academic Teams, Boys Assistant Coach of the Year, Boys Coach of the Year, Boys Player of the Year, Coaches Scholarship, Girls Assistant Coach of the Year, Girls Coach of the Year, Girls Player of the Year, the Top 20 Shooting Awards (2FG, 3FT, FT) - Individual and Team, Scholarship Society, Boys Showcase, Century Award, Bob Arnzen Award, and Hall of Fame Nomination.

To access the forms, go to the OHSBCA website (oh.nhsbca.org) and click on the FORMS link in the upper right hand corner.

The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association is proud to announce that 3,609 Basketball Coaches, across the state of Ohio, have joined the OHSBCA for the 2019-20 basketball season. This is a decrease of 84 members from last year’s total of 3,693. We fell short of the 4,000+ mark once again, but the Association continues to increase the many benefits offered to its membership. Congratulations to all of the Basketball Coaches who have joined the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association.

Once again, Congratulations to the “Great 8” - District 8 for having the largest membership total among all of the districts with 463 members. District 8 continues to hold the crown of most membership for 25+ years. District 13 was runner-ups again with 408 members and is closing in on District 8. District 5 had the biggest jumped in membership from last year by adding 34 coaches and District 15 added 20 coaches each. Eight other districts, District 1, District 3, District 6, District 9, District 10, District 13 and District 15, increased their totals over last year. Great Job!!

We thank you for joining our Coaches Association and encourage everyone to become an active participant in our organization. Hopefully, we will meet all your needs as a coach, and if there is anything that our Association can do for you, please contact your District Director. He is there to serve you.

Let’s continue to keep our membership strong. The OHSBCA is the third largest State Coaches Association in the USA!!! We want to regain the number 1 status and look forward to a better membership drive for the 2020-21 basketball season. WE WANT TO BREAK OUR RECORD AND HIT THE 4,200 MEMBERSHIP MARK!!!!!

Here is the breakdown of the number of coaches, by district, who joined the OHSBCA this year.

 1 - 130 Coaches
 2 - 263 Coaches
 3 - 269 Coaches
 4 - 228 Coaches
 5 - 219 Coaches
 6 - 234 Coaches
 7 - 235 Coaches
 8 - 463 - Coaches
 9 - 223 - Coaches
10 - 130 - Coaches
11 - 164 - Coaches
12 - 155 - Coaches
13 - 408 Coaches
14 - 191 Coaches
15 - 183 Coaches
16 - 114 Coaches
TOTAL - 3,609 Coaches


The Bob Arznen Award was named after the legendary boys coach at Delphos St. John’s High School. Coach Arznen spent 43 years as the Head Coach and was the second winningest coach at the time of his retirement nad now sixth in the history of Ohio High School Basketball with 676 wins and only 291 losses. Bob was inducted into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995.

The Bob Arnzen Award is given to those basketball coaches who have devoted 20 consecutive years or more service to the same school and for their loyalty and commitment to Ohio High School basketball. The honorees will be presented their plaques during the games on Championship Saturday of their respective tournaments.

2019 Bob Arnzen Award Recipients (Receives Bob Arnzen Plaque)
Ed Andes, Shadyside
Bob Bell, Kirtland
Bruce Bowman, Temple Christian
Billy Calvelage, Fort Jennings
Dave Close, Stow Munroe Falls
Dane Cook, New Bremen
Sam Davis, New Albany
Chris DeLisio, Olmsted Falls
Ray Elbin, Findlay
Ben Gerken, Liberty-Benton
Mike Gunther, Dover
Christina Hart, Archbishop Alter
Tom Howell, New London
Kurt Habermehl, Vermilioin
Tom Kralovic, Rossford
Brett Larrick, Elyria Senior
Blane Maddox, Vincent Warren
Brian Miller, Dover
Seth Newlove, Arlington
Rod Padgitt, Vincent Warren
Kendall Peck, Archbishop Alter
Kris Pfalzgraf, River
David Pfundstein, Gilmour Academy
Jeff Quackenbush, Newark
Jim Rucki, Findlay
Mike Schmeltzer, Wadsworth
Kevin Sensabaugh, Spencerville
Tom Siegfied, Louisville
Kris Spriggs, Kenton Ridge
Doug Stiverson, Logan Elm
Alan Swary, Holgate
Brian Terrill, North Union
Rod Tetzloff, New Philadelphia
Kevin Weakley, Worthington Christian


David Sheldon, President of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association, proudly announces the coaches who have reached a milestone in career victories during the past season. The 100 and 200 winners received their award at their local district meetings in the Fall of 2019. The 300 and high winners will be recognized during halftime of one of their respective state finals basketball games in March of 2020 at the Schottenstein Center.

700-Wins (Receives a Glass Award)
Bob Beutel, West Geauga

600-Wins (Receives 2 State Tournament Tickets for a three year period)
Randy Montgomery, Triway / Hoover, West Branch

500-Wins (Receives a Ring)
Tom Benjamin Springboro
Dave Boyce, Perrysburg
John Diehl, Howland
Doug Hale, Oak Hill
Gene Schindewolf, Akron Manchester

400-Wins (Receives a Wrist Watch)
Tim Casey, Upper Arlington
Matt Creamer, Canton Central Catholic
Andy Fishman, Lakota West
TK Griffith, Archbishop Hoban
Wayne Kemper, Springboro (JV/F)
Kirk Lehman, Defiance
Dennis McIntosh, West Liberty Salem
Carla Siegel, Fort Loramie
Russ Swartz, Mogadore
Paul Wackerly, GlenOak

300-Wins (Receives a Clock)
Ed Andes, Shadyside
Jeremy Best, Convoy Crestview
Bruce Bowman, Temple Christian
Jerry Close, Waterford
Jeff Compan, Pymatuning Valley
David Dennis, Harvest Preparatory
Richard Heller, Danbury
Wayne Kemper, Springboro (JV/F)
Mark LaFon, Ironton
Jeff Lisath, Dayton Northridge
Dave McWhinnie, Toledo Christian
Brian Miller, Dover (JV/F)
Pat Miller, Maysville
Adam Priefer, Centerville
Sean Taylor, Northland

200-Wins (Receives a 200-Game Plaque)
Brian Bales, Franklin
Alvin Carpenter, Symmes Valley
John Feasel, Olentangy
Doug Graham, Ironton
Tim Hegemier, New Knoxville
Wayne Kemper, Springboro (JV/F)
Brent Liskai, Gibsonburg
Brett Moore, Cleveland East Tech
Chris Sautter, Columbus Grove
David Sheldon, Colonel Crawford
Don Vogt, Seneca East
Matthew Ward, Tuscarawas Valley

100-Wins (Receives a 100-Game Certificate)
Jim Bates, Loudonville (F)
Rod Bentley, Vinton County
James Berner, Tecumseh (JV)
Brian Blume, Johnstown Northridge
Tandy Bradford, St Ursula Academy
Bethany Dejarnett, Wayne Trace
Chris DeLisio, Olmsted Falls
Eric Garmatter, Bluffton
Matt Hackenberg, GlenOak
Adam Hall, Strasburg-Franklin
James Herman, Indian Valley
Jeff Holzhauer, Keystone
Rocky Houston, Keystone (JV)
Adam Huber, Kalida
Jamie Kachmarik, Cardinal Stritch
Wayne Kemper, Springboro (JV/F)
Frank Kill, Lima Central Catholic
Jim Linder, Wayne Trace
Sean Luzader, Thomas Worthington
Craig Martin, Kidron Central Christian
Brian McMonigle, New Richmond
Ben Patrick, Tree of Life Christian
Rick Roach, Dawson-Bryant
Brian Schroeder, Columbus Grove
Jared Shetzer, Bay Village Bay
Adam Teeters, Granville
Jeff Warstler, Columbus Academy
Carl Woods, Cincinnati Christian


In 2020, the following positions are to be elected:

1. Even Number Districts Directors (3-year term)
2. Girls District Directors of Districts 2 & 3, District 6 & 7, Districts 5 & 12, and Districts 15 & 16 (3-year term)

For these ALL POSITIONS, the candidate must be a member of the OHSBCA. Election Procedures can be found on Page 17 of the January 2020 Constitutional Issue.

Each year the OHSBCA selects a Player of the Year in each division of Boys Basketball. The 2019-20 season enters the 36th year the OHSBCA has been selecting the Player of the Year. The procedures for the selection of the Player of the Year is as follows:
1. Must be a Senior
2. Must be nominated by a state member
3. Must play in the North-South Game
4. Directors will vote on the Players
5. Nominees come from each State OHSBCA District
Boys and Girls Players in each division will be presented a plaque at their respective North-South All-Star Gam on Friday, April 24, 2020.

The procedure for selecting MR and MS OHSBCA is that the player must be nominated by a District Director. The player can be a senior or an underclassman. If the player is an underclassman, a nomination form must be submitted. The District Director will nominate the candidates and then vote to determine a winner.

The winner of MR OHSBCA or MS OHSBCA honor will be presented a trophy at the respective North-South All-Star Game that will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020.

This year will mark the second OHSBCA D1 Recruiting Event presented by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association in conjunction with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The event will be held during the new NCAA Division I Recruiting Period in June. On Saturday, June 27, 2020 the top players from Ohio will assemble at Capital University in Columbus to participate in this day-long evaluation event.

Nomination are NOW be accepted for the OHSBCA D1 Recruiting Event. To access the nomination form, go to the OHSBCA website (oh.nhsbca.org), click on FORMS. Select Showcase Nomination. Complete the nomination form and submit. DEADLINE for nominiations is March 1, 2020.

After lengthy discussions with showcase personnel and receiving feedback from girls district directors and the executive board, the Girls Showcase will be suspended for this year, 2020. We will not be taking nominations for the girls showcase this year.

We will revisit the showcase next year with hopes that the NCAA will rearrange their recruiting calendar to better support scholastic events as they did with the boys calendar.

We are always open to suggestions and ideas on how we can reinvent the Girls Showcase to make it a positive event in the future.

Each year the OHSBCA selects a Coach of the Year in each division of Boys and Girls Basketball. The 2019-20 season enters the 36th year the OHSBCA has been selecting the Coach of the Year. The procedures for the selection of the Coach of the Year is as follows:
1. Must be a member of the OHSBCA
2. Must be nominated by a District Director
3. Committee will review all candidates and make a recommendation to the District Directors in each division for Coach of the Year.
4. District Directors will vote to approve the recommendation for Coach of the Year in each division.

The winning coach in each division will be presented a plaque at their respective North-South All-Star Game on Friday, April 24, 2020.

For the 18th year, the OHSBCA will select the Assistant Coaches of the Year to represent the State Association. The procedure to be followed each year is that one Assistant Coach for Boys and one Assistant Coach for Girls will be chosen for each of the 16 districts in the Association. Each representative must be a member of the OHSBCA. Each of the winners will advance as a state finalist to the OHSBCA March meeting. At the March meeting, the OHSBCA District Directors will then vote and select the Boys Assistant Coach of the Year and the Girls Assistant Coach of the Year.

Local winners will receive a plaque at the District’s Local Meeting. The State Winners will be presented their plaques at the their respective North-South Game - Boys at Olentangy Liberty High School and Girls at Denison University on Friday, April 24, 2020.

The OHSBCA has established the Scholarship Society to recognize Student Athletes for scholastic excellence. The Gold and Silver Certificates will be award to Seniors and Juniors who meet the criteria for the award. We want to give recognition to all Junior and Seniors who display high marks in academics, citizenship, and sportsmanship. All Juniors must have a 3.2 Grade Point Average for Five Semesters and Seniors must have a 3.2 Grade Point Average for Seven Semesters.

These athletes will able to list this honor on College Entrance papers, year books, job applications, etc. This is a significant award as it comes from the Basketball Coaches of the State of Ohio. The recipients receive a Silver Certificate if they are a Junior and Gold Certificate if they are a Senior. Their names will be listed in the Spring Edition of the Hooplines.

The 2019-20 basketball season will be the 17th year consecutive year that the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association will recognize basketball teams for their excellence in the classroom. Again this season the OHSBCA will be honoring the top 5 girls teams and top 5 boys teams who report the highest team GPA. In a continuous effort to reward the student-athletes for their efforts in the classroom, the OHSBCA will honor the entire team for their academic excellence.

Academic Team Award Winners
1. Complete the nomination form using the GPA’s of the top nine varsity letterman.
2. All GPA’s must be converted to a 4.00 grading scale. (If your school will not convert to a 4.0 GPA, you are ineligible for the award.)
3. All GPA’s must be carried out to two decimal places (eg. 3.95)
4. GPA’s are only for the First Semester of the 2019-20 school year. (Not cumulative GPA’s.)
1. The OHSBCA in conjunction with the Ohio Army National Guard will provide a plaque that can be displayed at the school to commemorate the team’s academic success.
2. Winners will receive $100 pizza party compliments of the Ohio Army National Guard.
3. Winners will receive recognition in May Issue of Hooplines. (OHSBCA Newsletter)
Special Instructions:
The Ohio Army National Guard will present a plaque to the winner at a mutually agreed time.

Winning team is required to take a picture at their pizza party and send to the Academic Chairman, Adam Hall. Teams failing to turn in pictures will not be recognized in the May issue of Hooplines.

Each year a committee of the OHSBCA selects its “Academic All Ohio Team” for the school year. Ten Boys and ten Girls are selected for each of the four divisions. 2019-20 will mark the twenty-seventh year that the association has chosen “All Ohio Academic Teams.”

The players are selected for this honor based on their academic excellence and their athletic contributions to their basketball teams.

The OHSBCA Awards Fifteen $1,000 Scholarships each summer to the sons and daughters of active members of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. One of the parents of the applicant must have been an active coach in the OHSBCA for the last five consecutive years.

Each recipient will receive a plaque courtesy of the Ohio Army National Guard and a check for $1,000 at the North-South Game on Friday, April 24, 2020.

This will be the 23rd year that the association has honored teams and individuals with the Best Free Throw, Two Point Field Goal and Three Point Field Goal Percentages. Certificates will be awarded to the “Top 20” Individual in Boys and Girls Free Throw, 2 Point Field Goals, and 3 Point Field Goals Shooting. All teams, individuals and coaches will be listed in the May Issue of Hooplines. Because of the success of this award the association now requires a form to be completed online by the head coach.

Free Throws - Players must have attempted at least 60 Free Throws during the regular 22 game season. Top 20 in Shooting Percentage will be honored.

Two Point Field Goal Shooting - Players must have attempted at least 110 Two Point Field Goals during the regular 22 game season. Top 20 in shooting percentage will be honored.

Three Point Field Goal Shooting - Players must have attempted at least 60 Three Point Shots during the regular 22 game season. Top 20 in Shooting Percentage will be honored.

Team Free Throws, Two Point Field Goal Shooting and Three Point Field Goal Shooting will be based on the Top 20 Shooting Percentage for the regular 22 game season.

Pat Carroll

Written by Pat Carroll