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Ohio High School Athletic Association Jerry Snodgrass removed from position

Bob Goldring will serve as the OHSAA's interim executive director.

In a move that sent shockwaves through the Ohio High School athletic community, Ohio High School Athletic Association Jerry Snodgrass was removed his position.

Bob Goldring will serve as the OHSAA's interim executive director as the organization undergoes a nationwide search for a fulltime replacement.

"I am honored by the confidence the Board has placed in me," Goldring said in a released statement. "We have a solid team of knowledgeable and dedicated professionals at the OHSAA who are committed to serving our member schools. My top priorities are to prepare for return to play this fall and successfully lead the team until a permanent executive director is hired.”

Snodgrass' removal came as a surprise to many as he had spent 12 years working for the OHSAA and the last two years serving as its executive director. Most recently, he helped navigate the OHSAA's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which resulted in winter tournaments, as well as the entire spring sports seasons each being canceled.

Snodgrass' departure comes as a critical time for Ohio high school sports as they attempt to navigate a return to action for the fall season. The OHSAA board of directors didn't offer a public explanation for Snodgrass' removal, while board president Dan Leffingwell told Jeff Harrison "We have had zero conversations to date regarding the return to play plans or any switching of the fall and spring seasons. This had nothing to do with the change of leadership at the OHSAA."

More on this story as it develops.

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