Lakota West Athletic Director Scott Kaufman is one of seven athletic administrators selected to serve on the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s “Athletic Director Advisory Council” for the 2017-2018 school year. He will serve as a representative of the OHSAA District Athletic Board, for which he is a member.
“Scott’s strong presence at the state level has earned him a tremendous amount of respect among his peers statewide, not to mention some great opportunities for collaboration over the years,” said Lakota West Principal Elgin Card. “We are very lucky to have his voice advocating for the best interests of our student-athletes.”
Kaufman earned the distinction of “Athletic Director of the Year” for southwest Ohio last year.
Under Kaufman’s leadership for the last four years, Lakota West Athletics has brought home a state championship and two GMC championships in girls basketball, four GMC championships in boys baseball, and more than 100 student-athletes who have committed to continuing their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Kaufman has also been on the leading edge of about 15 different facility upgrades and enhancement projects, helping stretch both district funds and private donations to maintain a model athletic program.
This advisory group was established just last year and meets at least twice during the academic year.
“This group will strengthen the communication pathways between our school athletic departments and OHSAA administration and operations,” said OIAAA Executive Director Bruce Brown. “A two-way dialogue between these groups can only enhance the delivery of positive educational experiences for our Ohio students.”
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