Lexington AD to Serve as President of OHSAA Board of Directors
Joe Roberts, Athletics and Activities Director at Lexington High School, will serve as Board President during the second year of his two-year term on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors when the board gathers in Columbus for its first meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Thursday, August 9.
The OHSAA is the governing body of high school and junior high sports in Ohio. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization that governs 817 high schools and 900 middle schools, which includes approximately 400,000 student-athletes.
Joe is a 1993 graduate of Lexington High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was the head student manager under Head Coach Bob Huggins, He then earned his master’s degree in education/sports administration at Xavier University in 2001 while continuing to work in the University of Cincinnati’s athletics department in development and promotions. His work at the interscholastic level began in 2002 as the athletic administrator at Kings Junior High School in Kings Mills. After a year there, Joe moved to Alexandria, Ky., and spent four years as the athletic administrator for the Campbell County School District before moving to Lebanon High School as the athletic administrator from 2007-2011. After a year off to work in business, Joe was hired at his alma mater, Lexington High School, in 2013 to serve as Athletics and Activities Director.
Elected to the OHSAA’s Northwest District Athletic Board in 2014, Joe is that board’s coordinator for girls soccer, swimming & diving and softball. He is also an executive officer as the Northwest District representative for the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA). This is his first term on the OHSAA Board of Directors. Joe became a certified athletic administrator (CAA) in 2005.
Joe resides in Lexington with his wife Kendra, who teaches special education at Pioneer Career & Technology Center in Shelby. They have two children, daughter Sophia (12) and son Sammy (11).