COLUMBUS – Gary Kreinbrink, Athletic Director of Leipsic Local Schools and Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, will begin the first year of a two-year term on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors today when the board gathers in Columbus for its first meeting of the 2019-20 school year. Gary will serve as the Class A representative on the state board, representing the Northwest District. This is his second term on the OHSAA Board of Directors, having served during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.
 
The OHSAA is the governing body of high school and junior high sports in Ohio. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization that governs 815 high schools and 900 middle schools, which includes approximately 400,000 student-athletes.

 


Gary is a 1979 graduate of Leipsic High School and a 1983 graduate of Bluffton University, where he received his education degree in English and communication. He also received his master’s degree in education/athletic administration from Northcentral University.
 
Kreinbrink began his career in education at Howard East Knox High School as a high school English teacher for two years before returning to his alma mater, Leipsic, to teach English/speech in 1985. He has been the athletic director at Leipsic for the past 16 years and has been the girls varsity basketball coach for the past 32 years, compiling 440 wins and 12 league championships. Gary has coached in the prestigious Ohio North-South All-Star Game and twice coached in the Ohio vs. Indiana All-Star Game. He has also coached cross country, softball and the girls varsity track team for 15 years, where his teams have won four league championships.
 
Gary is also beginning his sixth year as the commissioner of the 12-school Blanchard Valley Conference, where he assigns over 1,000 officials each year. Elected as the Class A representative to the OHSAA’s Northwest District Athletic Board in 2011 and reelected in 2017, Kreinbrink serves as the volleyball and gymnastics coordinator and is the scholarship/awards chairman for the NWDAB.
 
Gary and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 35 years and have three children. Corey is an intervention specialist and the varsity girls basketball coach at Napoleon High School; Amanda is a registered nurse at University Hospitals in Cleveland, and Hailey is currently in her second year as a master’s degree student in guidance at Kent State University.