Jeff Harrison was recently approved as the Medina High School athletic director after serving in the same position at Cuyahoga Falls.
Harrison, 33, said he was officially board approved by Medina on Monday June 2.
''It was just an opportunity I could not pass up,'' Harrison said by telephone Friday. ''Medina is a growing community. It's one of the largest school districts in Northeast Ohio. They have great facilities and great support from the community. All those factors played a large part in my decision.''
Harrison was employed by Cuyahoga Falls for the past nine years, serving as athletic director for the past three years. Harrison replaces Kevin Kelly, who recently resigned at Medina.
''It was a very difficult decision to make because they have been very good to me,'' Harrison said. ''I had every opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. The administration and community support is good in Cuyahoga Falls.''
Harrison graduated from Akron's Ellet High School in 1995 and the University of Akron in 2000 with a secondary education degree in social studies. He played baseball at UA and was a two-year captain for the Zips.
Harrison earned his masters degree in educational administration from Kent State University and also holds principal and superintendent licences.