SWD State Champs
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November 4, 2015
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January 5, 2016
January 23, 2016
March 2, 2016
Southwest District Athletic Board
March 2, 2016, Meeting
University of Dayton Arena
Roll Call: Scott Kaufman, President, Doug Foote, Vice-President,
Andy Bixler, Tim Cook, Dave Dilbone, John Kronour, Joy Manning, Pat
McBride, Jonas Smith, Bob Huelsman, Treasurer, Dale Creamer, Secretary.
Moved by Kronour and seconded by Dilbone to approve minutes from
January 23, 2016 meeting.
Motion passed 9-0.
Cert of Deposit - Durkle
Cert. of Deposit - SWDAB
Cert. of Deposit - Rossi/Denney
Max Saver – Rossi/Denney
Max Saver SWDAB
Checking Account Fifth Third
Max Saver School Bonuses – 2016
Max Saver – Scholarships – 2016
Max Saver Contingency Fund
Summer Conference – 2018
Moved by Manning and seconded by Cook to
approve the financial report.
Motion passed 9-0.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPORT – MR. ANDY BIXLER
No report given.
DAB REPORT – MR. TIM COOK
No report given.
Letter from Jake Vitt, Athletic
Director, West Liberty-Salem High School. No action taken.
letter from Eric Silverman, Athletic Director, Eaton High School. No
Brian Neal, Roger Bacon H.S. Suggestions were appreciated and
considerations will be made for next year.
Randy Swisher, Athletic Director, Greenville High School. Motion made
by Bixler and seconded by Kronour to make the following changes in
Division II Softball: Move Blanchester to Cincinnati sectional and
Greenville to Dayton sectional. Motion passed 9-0.
Administrator’s Breakfast, April 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m., Nutter
Center Berry Room. Agenda was developed.
Reviewed the agenda for Media / Friend of Athletics program and
- Spring regulations. Moved by Kronour and seconded by Smith to
approve as presented. Motion passed 9-0.
- Implementation of a new assigning process for tournament
officials. Much discussion was held pertinent to recommendation.
Proposal attached. Motion by Kronour and seconded by Cook to proceed
with implementation. Motion passed 9-0.
- Reviewed list of proposed fall managers. Mr. Creamer will present
formal list in April for approval.
- Discussed format for April 15-16 weekend meeting.
- A list of managers was presented to cover Matt Shomper’s duties.
Moved by Cook and seconded by Manning to adopt proposed list. Motion
- Golf course proposal. Dave Dilbone, chairman, shared the
committee’s recommendation. An electronic vote was taken on Thursday,
March 3, after a motion was made by Dilbone and seconded by Manning to
approve recommendation. Motion passed 9-0.
March 10-12 Girl’s State Basketball
March 17-19 Boy’s State Basketball
April 7 Spring Manager’s Meeting, Berry Room
4:15 p.m. – Track and Tennis Managers
5:30 p.m. – Baseball and Softball Managers
PROPOSAL FOR SWDAB TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Volleyball
Wrestling Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
A District Board Member will preside over a sport.
The SWDAB will hire an OHSAA Certified Officials Assignor from the
North and the South.
The selected Assignors will work with the District Board Member to
assign all sectional and district tournament events in accordance with
OHSAA Tournament Standards.
Hiring of Assignors
District Board will announce via website posting and email the
intent to hire assignors in the above sports.
A District Board Member presiding over the sport will run the
interview process with a committee of two additional Board members.
The goal of the SWDAB is to hire an assignor from the Dayton/North
Region and the Middletown/South Region to work cooperatively with the
District Board Member to fill all tournament assignments. If a
qualified candidate is not available in a region, the Board can choose
to select a second available candidate or choose to use a single
assignor who will work with the presiding Board member.
Assignors will be hired on a 1-year non-renewed basis. Decision on
whether or not to bring back an assignor the following year will be
made by the SWDAB within 60 days of the conclusion of the sports
The Assignor will be paid a stipend that will be paid upon
completion of the tournament. The stipend of $350 per Assignor will be
Assignor Guidelines and Principles
An OHSAA Certified District Tournament Assignor (from here forward
referred to as "Assigners") shall be required to submit an annual
registration form to the OHSAA office.
Assigners will be familiar with OHSAA regulations and officiating
Assigners will assign/contract only those officials who possess a
current and appropriate OHSAA permit and are in the appropriate
tournament pool. Note: Assigning outside the pool may only happen with
permission from the presiding SWDAB Board Member.
District Assigners should be concerned with the development of
officials in the district. Assigning all competent officials through
the Alternate list in the Sectional rounds is important.
Assigners should provide educational assistance to officials in
the District during the season (or off season). This could include
camps, an observer program, and pre-tournament meetings.
Assigners shall assign officials to contests without regard to
race or gender.
Assigner will assign officials based on competence and
certification; officiating assignments may not be denied based on the
official’s membership (or not) in a Local Officials Association (from
here forward referred to as "Association(s)").
An Assigner or administrator will issue valid OHSAA contracts to
officials (physical or electronic). Valid OHSAA contracts shall
include the contest date, time, place and fee (site TBAs are
Assigners must provide a copy (physical or electronic) of the
contest contract to each official for each contest.
All substitutions must be processed through the Assigner.
Officials who fail to honor contracts shall be reported in writing
within 10 days of the violation, to the presiding SWDAB Board Member.
Game fees are outlined in the Handbook for Officials. Assigners
are not to set separate fees.
An Assigner is eligible to work Regional and State contests.
An Assigner is expected to be honest in all dealings with
officials, school personnel, and OHSAA staff. Assigners who fail to
follow OHSAA bylaws or regulations will be subject to penalties which
include, but are not limited to, a maximum fine of $100 per violation,
public censure, probation, and suspension as an Assigner.
Assigners shall not assign an official to more than one contest
per day without written permission from the presiding SWDAB Board
Only officials from the OHSAA Approved Pool of Officials may be
used for tournament events.
All officials must be registered in Arbiter to be considered for
OHSAA established State and Regional Crews should be used in
District games and Sectional Final games when possible.
In first and second round sectional games, state and regional
officials should be used as Lead Officials.
The total number of tournament games assigned to an official will
be based upon their rating in the Approved Pool and individual
The goal of the SWDAB is to minimize travel for officials for
tournament events prior to sectional finals.
Assignor will communicate effectively with presiding Board Member.