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Kurtz Hired as New Coordinator of Athletics

July 26, 2011

Orange City School District announced today the hiring of Jeff Kurtz as its new Coordinator of Athletics.

Kurtz joins Orange after serving as the Athletic Director at Hudson Middle School since 2003 and the Assistant Athletic Director for the Hudson High School since 2004. He served as the Athletic Director at Ravenna City Schools prior to joining Hudson Schools. In 2007, he was named the Middle School Athletic Director of the Year by the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

He earned his Master of Arts in Physical Education/Athletic Administration from Kent State University where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications/Broadcasting. He replaces T.J. Rockwell who recently resigned to take the position of Athletic Director at his alma mater, Perry High School.

Kurtz has been a professional sports public address announcer for 27 years, and is the voice of the Kent State University Golden Flashes. He has served as the Public Address announcer for more than 50 Mid-American Conference collegiate championship tournaments and NCAA D-I playoff contests and events. His high school announcing resume includes numerous Ohio State High School Athletic Association State Championships and Playoffs. At the professional level, he is in his seventh season as press-box media announcer for the Cleveland Browns, and has served as the P.A. announcer for the Cleveland Indians.

He also has served as the tournament director for the Ohio High School Athletic Association Regional Field Hockey Tournament, the Western Reserve Conference Track & Field Championships and the Western Reserve Conference Gymnastics Championships. Kurtz is an active member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

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