GAINESVILLE, Fla. – FloridaHSFootball.com has learned through multiple sources that Florida High School Athletic Association Executive Director George Tomyn is intending to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
Tomyn who was selected to lead the FHSAA in 2017, will finish a four-term with the FHSAA that has seen a lot of changes from a new football playoff format to the FHSAA actually reducing the number of classifications in most team sports. Also part of the changes seen under Tomyn’s leadership includes the FHSAA transitioning to using power rankings and the RPI rating to seed playoff brackets in most team sports.
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In a newsletter memo sent out to FHSAA membership on August 26, Tomyn said, “Serving as Executive Director of the FHSAA has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I look forward to continuing the role for the 2021-22 school year.”
FHSAA Board of Directors President, Doug Dodd of Citrus County said, “Mr. Tomyn has done an outstanding job as Executive Director and I’m glad he’s going to continue to serve throughout this school year. By giving us early notice of his decision to retire, it will allow the Board ample time to hire another well-qualified leader.”
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With that, the FHSAA Board of Directors will start to follow the FHSAA’s succession process of hiring the next FHSAA Executive Director who will become the association’s 11th overall Executive Director at the Board’s first meeting of the 2021-2022 school year on September 26 and 27. That is where the board will approve a timeline of the hiring process which is expected to include a full day set aside for interviews of the final candidates like there was in 2017.
Tomyn replaced the retiring Roger Dearing who had led the association from 2008 until 2016 after eight years at the helm.
Before becoming FHSAA Executive Director, Tomyn served as a teacher, administrator, and Superintendent of Marion County Schools. He was the second to last elected Superintendent of Marion County from 2012 to 2016.