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Aurora High School athletic director Paul Powers has been selected as the 2017-2018 Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors' president. Powers will assume his one-year role as board president at the Aug. 10 OHSAA Board of Directors meeting in Columbus.
Powers is in his ninth year as athletic director with Aurora City Schools. Prior to his present position, he was athletic director at Bedford High School for 10 years and served in the same capacity at West Geauga High School from 1993-1998.
He is a 1986 graduate of West Geauga High School and received his Bachelor's degree in Sports Management at Ohio Northern University in 1991. He received his CAA certification from the NIAAA in 1996 and has completed 34 of the 40 NIAAA Leadership Training Courses over his career.
During his 24-year career as an athletic administrator, Powers has been recognized by his colleagues for his service and success as an administrative leader. He has twice received the OIAAA's Distinguished Service Award (2004 and 2007), was selected as the 2009 Northeast Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association's Athletic Director of the Year, received the OIAAA's Citation Award in 2012, and was recognized last December with the NIAAA's State Award of Merit.
Powers currently is in his second year of a two-year tenure as president of the OIAAA, having served as president of the NEOIAAA from 2009-2011. He has served on the NEOIAAA Executive Board for the past 20 years and has been a member of the OHSAA Northeast District Athletic Board since 2012.
As OHSAA Board of Directors president, he will serve his second year on the Board of Directors as the NEDAB representative.