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Hubbard Athletic Director named recipient of prestigious Bruce Brown Award

Hubbard Exempted Village School District Athletic Director Kevin Hogue has earned the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association's (OIAAA) Bruce Brown Award of Excellence. According to the OIAAA, this prestigious award, the highest achievement for an athletic administrator in Ohio, has been attained by only 27 high schools in the state.

"Earning the OIAAA's Bruce Brown Award of Excellence is not just a personal achievement; it's a testament to the dedication and teamwork of our entire athletic program. Joining the elite group of 27 high schools in Ohio who have reached this pinnacle is a humbling and proud moment,” said Kevin Hogue.

In order to achieve the award, Hogue had to participate in the OIAAA’s professional development program and then demonstrate he was implementing the organization’s best practices in the district. There are nine core areas in which athletic directors must meet criteria, including philosophy and education-based athletics, education strategies, risk management, access/equity, assessment, technology/media, sports medicine, innovation/creativity, and continuous improvement.

"We are thrilled about Kevin’s well-deserved recognition with the Bruce Brown Award of Excellence. His commitment to our athletic program and dedication to professional development through the OIAAA's rigorous criteria are commendable,” said Hubbard Superintendent Raymond Soloman. “Kevin's unwavering dedication to our students' success has propelled our school's athletic program to new heights. The time and effort he invests into our program is a testament to his leadership and dedication to providing excellence.”

Hogue has been an athletic director for 8 years, serving both the Hubbard and Jackson Milton School Districts. He will be honored at the OIAAA Conference in Columbus during the awards luncheon to be held on Monday, November 13, 2023.


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