COLUMBUS, Ohio –
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) announced Wednesday a five-year sponsorship agreement with MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader that provides a customized sports information platform for high schools across the country.
The MaxPreps publishing platform operates across desktop, tablet and mobile devices that streamlines the process of managing sports information content and box score information that is published on MaxPreps.com and enables the content to be automatically provided to the OHSAA for use in various initiatives.
Beginning with the fall season of the 2018-19 school year the OHSAA will encourage coaches to submit varsity team rosters and team photos to MaxPreps and will also encourage coaches to submit scores and statistics to track regular-season standings, as well as showcasing statewide statistical leaders.
"Ohio, unquestionably, is one of the national leaders in high school sports, and MaxPreps is thrilled to enter a sponsorship agreement with the OHSAA," said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. "The sponsorship with the OHSAA will further help MaxPreps pursue its goal to feature sports information from every team, every game and every player in America."
"Many of our member schools already use MaxPreps and we are pleased to enter into an official agreement," said Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA Executive Director. "MaxPreps is the leading high school sports content website in the country and we are excited to endorse their services to our member schools. Their tools and content, such as varsity publicity rosters, stats and conference standings, will be useful by our schools, media and fans. We've just scratched the surface with all the resources available through their platform."
In Ohio, more than 2,300 coaches are currently using the MaxPreps platform, and last season MaxPreps collected more than 90 percent of schedules and scores from the state's football, volleyball and boys and girls basketball teams.
MaxPreps has successfully partnered with 27 other high school state associations and is an official partner of the National Federation of State High School Associations.About MaxPreps.com
MaxPreps is the leading online high school sports destination, offering high school sports fans the most comprehensive coverage with the latest news, analysis, rankings and streaming content. MaxPreps aspires to cover every high school team, game and player by partnering with more than 100,000 coaches throughout the country. A unit of CBS Interactive and a CBSSports.com site, MaxPreps was founded in August 2002 and is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, Calif. For more information about MaxPreps and for the latest high school sports news, please visit www.maxpreps.com.About the OHSAA
The Ohio High School Athletic Association is a private, non-profit association of high schools and 7th-8th grade schools, which are volunteer members. The OHSAA conducts postseason tournaments in 26 sports, including 13 for boys and 13 for girls, which involve more than 400,000 student-athletes, 65,000 coaches and 15,000 licensed officials. The OHSAA's mission is to regulate and administer interscholastic athletic competition in a fair and equitable manner while promoting the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student's educational experience. The OHSAA represents its member schools by recognizing and promoting academics, the safety of participants, good citizenship and lifelong values as the foundation of interscholastic athletics.