AAU Names New President
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL.– Last week, the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States held their 124th National Convention at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was the largest convention held in AAU history with an overwhelming number of volunteers and delegates who traveled from districts all over the United States to cast their votes for what was the first full election in over 20 years.
More than 800 votes were cast for the office of President in congress on Friday. Candidates consisted of President Henry Forrest and AAU National Volleyball Chairman, Dr. Roger Goudy. When the result came in, 462 votes were cast in favor of Dr. Goudy, making him the new President of the Amateur Athletic Union.
Dr. Goudy who lives with his family in Madison, Ohio, is the first AAU President from Ohio since James A.Rhodes. He has been the Superintendent of the Madison County School District since 2008. Prior to that, he was the Director of Business Affairs at South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools for 10 years. On October 2nd 2014 he received an award from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) which is the Ohio Superintendents Association, for exemplary leadership as a school superintendent . He has been volunteering with the AAU for over 35 years and has served on the board of directors as the National Volleyball Chairman for 23 years and the National Secretary for 6 consecutive terms.
President Goudy, whose campaign slogan boasted a “New Day” for the AAU, is looking forward to launching the organization into the future.