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EAST LANSING, Mich.  – Sept. 13 –  An award-winning journalist while covering high school sports over the past decade, Geoff Kimmerly will join the Michigan High School Athletic Association staff in the newly-created position of Media & Content Coordinator later this month.

Since 2000, Kimmerly has served as the prep sports editor for the Lansing State Journal, where he directed the coverage of 46 mid-Michigan athletic programs, produced blogs and hosted videos on the outlet’s website that were among its most viewed offerings.  He also covered Michigan State University athletics.

Kimmerly received a number of awards for his writing from the Michigan Press Association and the Michigan Associated Press.  He was also a member of the AP’s selection committee for all-state teams and a voter for its weekly football and basketball polls.

In his role with the MHSAA, Kimmerly will take a lead role in expanding the available content on the Association’s website, including the creation of original stories and features on high school sports.  He will also help manage the schedules and scores section of MHSAA.com, assist with media relations, and take responsibility for coordinating statewide records.

“Geoff has been an outstanding writer for the Lansing State Journal over the past decade, and visitors to MHSAA.com will enjoy the new content he will create,” said John E. “Jack” Roberts, Executive Director of the Association.  “He has also shown versatility in new media that will help us expand our internet outreach to schools.”

Kimmerly, a native of Frankenmuth, is a 1999 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.  He will begin his duties at the MHSAA on Sept. 26. 

The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by over 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition.  No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools.  Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.


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