2012 recipients of the Naismith Hall of Fame award
OHSAA Commissioner Dan Ross is pictured with J Paul White and Dale Creamer the two 2012 recipients of the Naismith Hall of Fame award. Also pictured is OHSAA Board President Tony Mantell, who is also a member of the Southeast District Athletic Board.
Paul White served his thirty-five year career in the same school district. He was hired in 1968 as a teacher/coach in the Bloom-Vernon Local School District in South Webster, Ohio, and retired from the district in 2003 where he had served the last thirteen years as local superintendent.
During his years at South Webster, he served as a teacher, J.V. and Varsity basketball coach, A.D./assistant principal, high school principal and local superintendent.
Paul was also responsible for leading the school district to expand its athletic program, which consisted of baseball and basketball for boys only in 1968, into a range of offerings for both boys and girls which currently include: cross-country, golf, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ track and field and coed-soccer.
During his career, White also served the OHSAA, serving the Southeast District Athletic Board for fourteen years and the State Board of Control of the OHSAA for four years.
Paul received several awards and recognitions of accomplishments during his career, but is most proud of promoting and working with others to help them reach their full potential.
White is proud of the fact that at one time, six of the head coaches in the SOC (Southern Ohio Conference) were former players of his. He also promoted eighteen teachers that worked with him to administrative positions in various districts as either principals and/or superintendents during his tenure as a school administrator.
His son, Raegan is currently the superintendent of the Fayetteville-Perry Local School District in Brown County. His daughter, Courtney Heidelberg, is the communications director of the Florida State Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Tallahassee.
Naismith Service Award Presented to Dan Brisker
Following his graduation from Oak Hill High School in 1965, Dan Brisker matriculated to Capital University (Bachelor of Science degree in 1969) and eventually to The Ohio State University, where he received his Master of Arts degree in educational administration in 1973. At Capital, Dan was a four year letter winner in basketball and golf.
Dan began his 36-year career in education at Columbus Bishop Ready High School (1969-70) before moving to Canal Winchester High School as the head basketball coach (1970-78). During his eight years at Winchester, Dan’s teams won 75 percent of their games and he became the school’s athletic director and assistant principal. He spent two years in the Gallipolis City Schools (1978-80), 11 years as principal at Kyger Creek High School in Cheshire (1980-81), and 15 years in the Wellston City School District, retiring in 2006 after serving six years as superintendent.
Call Off Policy for Officials
C. Call Off Policy for Officials
1. When an official receives his/her contract(s), the contract(s) must be returned
by the designated date. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of assigned
games. The Board will immediately reassign these games.
2. Once the contract is signed and returned the official is committed to the assignments.
3. Should an official have to cancel a game after signed acceptance there must be a valid reason:
b. Death in immediate family
c. Mandatory change in work schedule
Canceling documentation must be submitted in writing to the board via the Board secretary.
4. Should an official cancel without a valid reason the official will be penalized as follows:
a. The official must pay the SEDAB a cancellation fee of $50.00 per cancelled game.
b. The official will lose assignments the following year equal to the number of cancelled games times 2. (First occurrence)
c. On a second occurrence, the official will not be assigned tournament games the following year.
Roger D. Thompson 1940-2007
The Southeast District Athletic Board is mourning the recent loss of long time board member and Treasurer Roger D. Thompson. Roger had served the Southeast District for 33 years. He also served four (4) terms on the OHSAA Board of Control. Following his retirement as Assistant Superintendent of the Athens City School District Roger continued to serve the Southeast Board, first as Secretary/Treasurer and finally as Treasurer.
Roger spent his life serving kids, both students and student-athletes. He was a teacher, coach, administrator and also found time to officiate both football and basketball. As tributes poured in following his passing two of Roger's traits stood front and center. One was his keen sense of humor. Roger enjoyed a good laugh. Those closest to him understood that he could dish out a joke and also take one. Secondly, and more importantly, was Roger's genuine kindness to others. He was kind and compassionate to all. Roger radiated a true goodness, a caring spirit that endeared him to friend and foe alike. The Board lost a devoted Treasurer and the entire Southeast District lost a friend. He will be missed.
The family has established the Roger Thompson Scholarship in his memory. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a worthy student-athlete in the Southeast District. Contributions may be made via current board Treasurer Rick Edwards.