2021 Elementary School Grants

OATCCC has given back a total of $5950 to build and support our Sport!

Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

Promoting Track & Field, and Cross Country in all the junior and senior high schools of Ohio; and also extend support to those programs in the state's colleges and universities.

Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

Cooperating with and assisting the OHSAA and Ohio's colleges and universities in all the matters pertaining to maintenance, promotion, and improvement of track & field, and cross country.

Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches

Recognizing and awarding outstanding achievement and/or contribution by athletes, coaches, officials, and supporters.
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History of
the OATCCC


The Ohio Association of Track & Cross Coaches (then named the Ohio Association of Track Coaches) was formed in 1941 as the brainchild of Ed Barker. Dues at the time of the association’s inception were 50 cents per year and the executive board met twice per year.

The association’s first track clinic was planned and held in the spring of 1942. That year also brought the association’s recognition of the top five finishers in each event in the state track meet with a certificate. All-Ohio status was added at a later date.

Beginning in 1946, the association published a quarterly newsletter entitled "The Ohio Trackster" with Ed Barker as its editor. The first issue was published in March and advertised the 5th annual clinic which was to be held at the Ohio State University on April 6th. Each issue following the first was edited by a high school journalism class.

Latest News


More Than A Coach
More Than A Coach

Hosted by Ruqayya Gibson. Series Premier with Special Guest: Vince Anderson.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Willie Smith Reacts To National Coach Of The Year Honor
Willie Smith Reacts To National Coach Of The Year Honor

MileSplit Ohio's Northeast Editor, Nate Shively made his way to Beachwood High School last week to converse with the Bisons' National Coach of the Year recipient, Willie Smith. Smith spoke about his emotions upon learning of the honor, as well as about his current team and his journey through the coaching ranks.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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