ARCANUM – The Western Ohio Athletic Conference (WOAC) by a unanimous vote of the WOAC League Board of Control hired Frank Carr to be the league’s new commissioner.
“I feel really good coming into this job,” Carr told the WOAC League Board of Control following his approval. “I know many of you and our jobs, our role is to help this body achieve the goals at the timeliness that we would like to see it happen. Thanks for your confidence in me.”
“I’m really excited to be back associated with the WOAC and the individual schools here,” Carr said. “It’s a great and growing athletic conference that I see as one that’s competitive on the field and respectful to the game they play.”
Carr brings years of leadership experience to the conference including more than 30 years as assistant professor, head football coach, athletic director and major gift officer at Earlham College. He also served four years as Athletic Director and Dean of Students at National Trail and currently is an assistant football coach for the Blazers giving him a connection to the conference.
“Many of us know Frank and understand the job that he is going to be able to do,” said Arcanum-Butler Superintendent, John Stephens. “He’s off to a quick start and we’re really confident that he’s going to be that next guy.”
“We’re very excited to add Frank Carr as our commissioner of the Western Ohio Athletic Conference,” Tri-Village Superintendent, Josh Sagester stated. “We’re extremely confident he will continue to move our conference forward with his vast amount of experience. We’re certainly excited to have him on board.”
The WOAC includes Ansonia, Arcanum-Butler, Bradford, Dixie, Franklin Monroe, Mississinawa Valley, National Trail, Newton, Preble Shawnee, Tri-County North, Tri-Village and Twin Valley South.
“Where I take this is basically where this league is going to help me figure out what our goals and aspirations are and then to be able to help move this group along,” Carr said. “I’m not any super star of anything but I think I have the ability to help this group stay together and move forward in a real positive direction.”
“For a small conference here in West Central Ohio we are doing a lot of the right things and Frank is going to lead that,” Stephens concluded. “We are very confident and appreciative of his willingness to take the job and glad to have him on board.”