Jim Borchik, Assistant Principal/Athletic Administrator at Copley High School, has begun a two-year term on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors. The first board meeting of the 2012-13 school year is Thursday in Columbus.
The OHSAA is the governing body of high school sports in Ohio. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization which governs 826 high schools and 778 middle schools, which amounts to over 350,000 students.
Jim graduated from Rhodes High School in 1973. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University in 1977 and a Master’s of Education degree from Bowling Green State University in 1978.
Jim’s professional career began in the 1977-78 school year as a graduate assistant basketball coach at BGSU. He then served as an instructor and coach of various sports at Marietta College (1978-79), Walsh College (1979-80) and Thiel College (1980-83). Jim moved to secondary education in 1983 when he became a teacher and a basketball coach at Barberton High School. Since 1993, he has been an administrator at Copley High School and is currently serving as assistant principal/athletic administrator.
Additional experiences in athletic administration include being a charter member of the Greater Akron Basketball Coaches Association (serving as president, 1990-91), managing the OHSAA Copley Division I Boys Basketball Sectional/District Tournament for 10 years and directing the Century Cage Camp since 1981.
Jim has been on the OHSAA Northeast District Board since 2008, serving as the 2011-12 board president, and he is a member of the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) and the Northeast OIAAA.
Jim and his wife of 30 years, Linda, live in Copley, where their four sons, who were each multi-sport athletes, graduated from Copley High School: Jamie in 2003, Jason in 2006, Daniel in 2008 and David in 2011.