Oak Hills names new athletic director pending board approval

Tony Hemmelgarn was named the next Oak Hills athletic director Friday afternoon, pending board of education approval at a special meeting Monday.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to work in an excellent school district such as Oak Hills,” Hemmelgarn said in a release. “I am a Mount St. Joseph graduate, so I am returning to my roots in a way. I hope to be able to build on a history of talented, high-achieving kids and coaches in an active and supportive community.”

Hemmelgarn’s contract will begin July 1, pending the board's approval.

Hemmelgarn brings 16 years of experience as an athletic director, most recently at Turpin High School. He serves on the Forest Hills School District Board of Education.

“Tony’s extensive experience and enthusiasm will add to the excitement that is building in the community about Oak Hills athletics,” said Oak Hills School Board President Scott Bischoff. “We are confident that through his leadership and the work of our great coaches, Oak Hills athletics will be lifted to new heights.”

Hemmelgarn also previously coached women’s basketball at Mount St. Joseph. He also coached at Miami University, Fresno State and the University of Dayton.

Hemmelgarn replaces Mike Coots, who submitted his resignation Feb. 1.

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