JJH CBP Survey: Ohio’s Athletic Directors Speak Out
Will the fourth time be the charm for a Competitive Balance Proposal in Ohio? Less than 24 hours before the start of the OHSAA’s swift seven-day sales pitch (the first Town Hall Meeting is Wednesday in Dayton), here’s what we know. We sent a survey to every athletic director in Ohio last week and plenty responded. If it’s up to them, the answer is…
It’s going top be agonizingly close again.
Nearly 200 schools responded to our 10-question survey and their answers are below. Eight questions were Yes/No. Two allowed for more descriptive responses.
Also, as noted, we sent this survey to Athletic Directors, not Principals. While principals will officially cast the vote for their school on the OHSAA ballot, we wanted to know what the main athletic leader in each district thought about the burning athletic question statewide.
Here are the results. Click on a question to see the results.
What Ohio’s ADs told us…
3. Which way would you (athletic director) vote on the CBP?
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING (Ohio AD comments):
*The disproportional championships is the problem with private versus public schools. Also, the OHSAA Commissioner supports private schools.
*I want to see the OHSAA stay in tact with all the schools in Ohio having the ability to participate in the same state tournament.
*Does nothing for Division 1
*They haven’t come up with a good idea to help the public schools yet. The private schools are still at an advantage.
*We like beating the private schools and worry about the demise of the OHSAA
*Let the private schools be in the highest division of the schools they play and that would settle the argument.
*I still do not feel that the real issue is being addressed.
*Still not fair to most public schools
*Enough time has passed to vote. Seen enough situations where public schools get hammered and private schools just seem to laugh it off.