Sam Bourquin caught up with Jerry Snodgrass, executive director of the OHSAA to wrap up the sports season on the high school side in 2018-19.
He also spoke about the state baseball tournaments in Canal Park.
On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:
Brad Russell spoke with OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass to talk about the state softball tournaments at historic Firestone Stadium this weekend and the state baseball tournaments next week at Canal Park.
On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:
Sam and Brad talked a little fishing as Brad tries to convince Sammy B it's a good way to pass the time (23 seconds in)
Sam and Brad also talked with a variety of callers to see how to fix attendance at the OHSAA State Basketball Tournament (9:47)
OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the weekend in Columbus for the state tournament and ways to fix the attendance issue. (35:01)
OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the state championships in High School football are staying in Canton in 2019.
Also, the state baseball championships are coming to Akron's Canal Park in 2019 as well.
Snodgrass said that the folks with Canal Park and the City were very gracious and blew them away with their presentation.
"We were blown away about how they wanted to make the experience good for the players coming to Akron," he said.
Are you an obnoxious sports parent?
It's OK to admit it, all parents have been, perhaps a little overzealous when little Timmy's at the foul line or Suzie's up to bat...
But if you find yourself habitually taking out your frustrations on referees at high school sporting events, the OHSAA has a message for you: COOL IT!
A recent survey by the National Association of Sports Officials shows 75 percent of high school referees have been subject to abuse from parents, and that's resulting in less young people signing up for the job. As older referees retire it's causing a shortage.
So, the OHSAA, in a joint letter from Jerry Snodgrass, Executive Director of the OHSAA, and Karissa Neihoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the OHSAA addresses the drastic shortage of referees in the state.
Read the full letter here.