Chad Little serves as Bloom-Carroll Middle School’s assistant principal, as well as the high school girls basketball coach and athletic director.
He’s adding more to his plate.
Earlier this week, Little was elected to the Central District Board of Directories, the subset of the Ohio High School Athletic Association to which Fairfield County belongs. When his three-year term begins Aug. 1, he will be the only member of the 10-person board that is employed by a Fairfield County school.
“There aren’t a lot of voices from our area on that board,” he said. “There were a number of principals and superintendents that thought it would be good to get someone.”
The board is in charge of district tournaments and controls where games are played, how tournament draws are staged and award ceremonies. Each director is assigned to a different sport. Little does not know his sport yet; he will learn all the details of the job at retreats and meetings next month. However, he does know the concerns of area coaches when it comes to district tournaments.
“We are on these far edges of the Central District,” he said. “There are always talks amongst coaches about traveling. There are concerns with travel; we are outside that (Interstate) 270 loop.”
As the Bulldogs girls basketball coach, Little is aware of the realities of travel concerns. He will be cognizant of Fairfield County travel distances when tournaments are organized, he said.
“For the area schools in the county and in the Mid-State League, (I’ll be) a liaison back and forth. I’m looking forward to that role.”