Bob Huelsman
Bob Huelsman

Bob Huelsman is a former high school teacher, coach and administrator, serving for more than three decades at Covington High School, in Miami County. In his 13 years as head basketball coach at Covington, Huelsman won 228 games and five times guided the Buccaneers to the regional round of the state tournament. Currently, he serves as the associate athletic director at Newton High School, and treasurer for the Southwest District Athletic Board. A former member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Control, Huelsman’s broad background in athletic administration has won the respect of his peers statewide.


On behalf of everyone associated with Press Pros, I want to take the this opportunity to thank our colleague Bob Huelsman for his time and loyalty in helping this website get off the ground.  To be sure a lot of people will miss his candor and courage to say what needed to be said at times.  Trust it, you don’t see it that often in journalism anymore, and when you do you notice…and appreciate it.   (Sonny Fulks – Publisher/Editor)

This will be my last article for Press Pros Magazine.  I feel bad that it is, as from time to time, I hear from people saying they enjoyed my articles.

But with Hal McCoy, Chick Ludwig, Dale Meggas, Greg Hoard, Jim Morris, and Sonny Fulks writing for Press Pros Magazine, my absence will not be noticed.

Thanks to Sonny for giving me an opportunity.  It was fun, and a lot more work than I thought going in.  I greatly admire the writers I listed above, as they are truly professionals. Along side them, I was a hack!

My original charge was to cover news emanating from the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Southwest District Athletic Board.  That proved difficult, only because there really never was that much news, and much of it was boring and repetitive to the reader.

Being an employee of the OHSAA/SWDAB really made it difficult, at times, to make sure I never wrote anything that showed these two great organizations in a poor light.  When they read that I am getting out of the blog business, I’m sure the commissioner and many of his staff will breathe a sigh of relief.  In some ways, so will I!

Colleagues in the Cross County Conference and other leagues can now relax, as I will no longer be throwing out hypothetical new conferences.

Maybe, I will write again…under a pseudonym.  If you see a name on Press Pros that you don’t recognize, it just might be me!