COLUMBUS – Doug Ute, a longtime school superintendent, has been selected as the next executive director of The Ohio High School Athletic Association by the OHSAA’s board of directors.
He is a former coach, teacher, athletic administrator, principal and superintendent. He has been superintendent of Newark City Schools the last 11 years and was superintendent at Marion Elgin Local Schools for nine years. He also coached and taught at Noble Local Schools in eastern Ohio and Buckeye Central High School, which is near his hometown of Bellville in north central Ohio.
Last spring Ute announced that he would be stepping down on Dec. 31, 2020 as Newark’s superintendent to become deputy director of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), which is the state’s superintendent’s association. He takes over for interim Executive Director Bob Goldring, who is the OHSAA’s senior director of operations.
Golding was named interim director after the OHSAA board of directors removed Jerry Snodgrass as executive director in July.