The OHSAA introduced David Ross on Thursday as the ninth commission in the association's history. Ross replaces Clair Muscaro, who is retiring effective July 31.
Ross, 54, currently serves as the Superintendent of the Avon Lake City School District, where he's been for the past seven years. The Ph.D. has been a teacher, coach, principal, counselor and superintendent in Ohio for 30 years.
“I am truly excited about this challenge,” Ross said. “High school athletics have always been a passion of mine, so naturally I’m thrilled to have this opportunity."
Ross is a native of Portsmouth and graduated from Columbus St. Charles High School in 1967. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Ohio Dominican College in 1971.
Ross won the 2003 Superintendent of the Year Award by the Ohio Parent Teacher Association.