Web Site Dedication
“My goal has always been to leave this a better place than it was when I found it.”
For that reason this website is dedicated to Bob Koch. Everywhere he’s been and everyone he’s known has been better for it, and that certainly includes every corner of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.
He began helping the Conference in 1981 by doing the hands-on calculations of the scores at the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament, a role he filled for the next 30 years until the results were computerized. At that point, he continued to assist by working the bullpen area. He received the OVAC Tournament Service Award in 1998 and the OVAC Tournament Director’s Award in 2014.
Koch has been on the OVAC Executive Board since 1989, first as the Class A representative (serving Cameron High School for 33 years, 20 as athletic director) and then as the Game Director of the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. It’s in that role, one he assumed in 2001, that he has shined above all others due to the vast undertaking of the event from the selection of coaches and players, coordinating the week-long camp which is currently at Bethany College, to all of the game-related activities which take place the week of the game.
Respected for his opinions and his knowledge of the history of the Conference, Koch has also been a member of the OVAC Hall of Fame Committee and the OVAC Museum Committee for several years.
For his dedication and exemplary service to the OVAC, we dedicate this website for the 2016-2017 school year.
|CALDWELL, LEGGETT, SOWERS JOIN OVAC HALL OF FAME||Apr 20, 2017|
|Baseball Championship Live Stream||Apr 19, 2017|
|Volleyball Officiating Class Offered||Apr 15, 2017|
|Joseph, Stoltz, Harrison Selected for OVAC Hall of Fame||Mar 28, 2017|
|Local Track Novel, Four by One, Released||Mar 18, 2017|
|GOMPERS, HEARST, FRANCKHAUSER ADDED TO OVAC HALL OF FAME||Mar 13, 2017|
|ALFORD, TOMLINSON SELECTED FOR OVAC HALL OF FAME||Feb 26, 2017|
|REPELLA SELECTED FOR OVAC HOF||Feb 13, 2017|
|TENTATIVE TIMELINE FOR CHEERING CHAMPIONSHIP||Feb 1, 2017|
|MAFFE, JONES SELECTED FOR OVAC HALL OF FAME||Jan 29, 2017|