The Southwest District Athletic Board begins the new year under the leadership of Board President Tim Cook, and Board Vice-President Jonas Smith.  Mr. Cook started his service on the board in 2011, and served as president of the board once before--from 2013-2014.  Tim is the Class AAA Representative, and is the Assistant Principal / Athletic Administrator at Western Brown High School.

Mr. Jonas Smith is starting his seventh year on the Southwest District Athletic Board.  Jonas served on the board from 2011-2016, and 2019 to present.  Mr. Cook and Mr. Smith served on the OHSAA State Board together during 2013-2015--Jonas as president and Tim as vice-president in 2014-2015.  Mr. Smith is the Athletic Administrator at Withrow High School.

Other news within the Board, is the announcement that Mr. Scott Kaufman, Assistant Principal / Athletic Administrator at Lakota West High School (2022), will serve as Vice-President of the OHSAA Board of Directors and Ms. Jan Wilking, Athletic Administrator, Wyoming High School, will serve as Southwest District Board Representative on the OHSAA Board of Directors.  

Board members, Mr. Doug Foote, Athletic Administrator / Dean of Students at New Richmond High School and Ms. Jan Wilking, were both re-elected to the Southwest District Athletic Board this year and will continue to serve until 2026.  Doug is the Class AA Representative and Jan is the Female Representative of the board.

Completing the Board with many years of experience and leadership are:  Mr. Andy Bixler, Superintendent of Schools, Anna Local Schools (2025), Dr. John Kronour, Superintendent of Schools, Northeastern High School (2021), Mr. Matt Macy, Athletic Administrator, Ansonia High School (2024), and Mr. Paul Stone, Athletic Administrator, Oakwood Junior High School (2025).

Mr. Bob Huelsman will continue to serve as Board Treasurer and Mr. Ray Spicher returns to the board as Board Secretary.  Mrs. Cheryl Brandenburg continues as the Southwest District Webmaster.

The Southwest District Athletic Board consists of individuals who are dedicated, experienced, and strong leaders for the Southwest!  Thank you for your continued commitment to our schools and to our student athletes.  We are Southwest strong!

Monday Minute

A Weekly Update from the Ohio High School Athletic Association