History of the OHSBCA

The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association was first organized in 1947, and today is one of the largest coaches associations in the country with more than 4,000+ members. Among its efforts, the association provides:

  • Fifteen Scholarships annually,
  • Player of the Year awards for Boys and Girls in each division,
  • Coach of the Year awards for Boys and Girls in each division,
  • Mr. and Ms. OHSBCA – Players of the Year in the State of Ohio
  • Top 10 Academic All-Ohio Players for boys and girls in all four division,
  • Gold Certificates to Senior Players in each high school with 3.2 grade point averages or better for seven semesters,
  • Silver Certificates to Juniors Players for 3.2 or better grade point averages for five semesters,
  • Bob Arnzen Award for coaches who have been at one school for more than 20 years,
  • Top Team / Individual Free Throw Shooting in the State for both Boys and Girls,
  • Top Team / Individual Two Point Field Goal Shooting in the State for Boys and Girls,
  • Top Team / Individual Three Point Field Goal Shooting in the State for both Boys and Girls,
  • Assistant Coach of the Year
  • Top Five Academic Teams for Boys & Girls
  • Century Award Winners to all Coaches who reach a Century plateau (100, 200, 300, etc wins) at All Coaching Levels, and
  • Boys and Girls Coach with Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Awards.

Along with its many other activities, the association represents the Basketball Coaches at all meetings of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, sponsors an Annual Fall Basketball Clinic, publishes Hooplines, provides a Job Placement Service, sponsors the Boys & Girls Showcases, sponsors the Hall of Fame Banquet, provides state championship rings to coaches, gives the Paul Walker Award, and sponsors the Ohio North-South All-Star Game, the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game and the Rising Senior Academy.

The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association is a voluntary, non- profit organization. The objectives of this body include:

  • To promote a harmonious relationship between principals and coaches in their respective schools concerning the administration of the game of basketball.
  • To promote pure, wholesome, amateur interscholastic basketball in the schools of Ohio.
  • To help maintain the highest possible standards in interscholastic basketball and the basketball coaching profession, and to work together for the improvement of conditions in Ohio High School Basketball.
  • To secure a better understanding of the problems of high school basketball coaches and to place at the disposal of coaches, sources of information.
  • To have a representative group of coaches to which may be referred basketball problems of general interest in the hope of creating better relationships between high schools and a sympathetic understanding of all basketball problems.
  • To promote good fellowship and social contacts among coaches.
  • To honor and recognize players and coaches for their achievements and accomplishments in Ohio basketball.
  • To honor and recognize other people outside the organization who promote Ohio basketball.