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District Hires Michael Chuppa as Athletic Director

Michael Chuppa

"I am extremely grateful and proud to be named athletic director of the Hudson City School District. I look forward to building on the tradition of excellence that has been established throughout the District, while creating an athletic culture rooted in the development of our student athletes outside of the classroom. Through athletics, we have the ability to connect with students and prepare them for success in all stages of life."


Hudson City Schools - The Hudson Board of Education has hired a new athletic director, Michael Chuppa, replacing Bryan Bedford who accepted a position as an assistant principal with the Brecksville Broadview Heights School District.

“We are excited to have Michael as our athletic director. He has a demonstrated record of establishing rapport with students, staff and coaches, and he is committed to understanding and supporting the needs of our athletes, parents and community,” says Phil Herman, superintendent.

Chuppa was formerly the athletic director and assistant principal for the Copley Fairlawn School District. He served as both an assistant principal and as the director of athletics at Copley High School from 2016-2018.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Childhood Education and previously served as the Copley Fairlawn Middle School athletic director from 2014-2016.

Chuppa has a Master’s in Education from Walden University, and, in 2017, completed the Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program at Cleveland State University.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Chuppa served as the Head Baseball Coach for Copley High School from 2008-2016, and Head Football Coach for Copley-Fairlawn Middle School from 2014-2016.

He began his career teaching seventh and eighth grade Language Arts.

Other awards and accolades for Chuppa include:

Founder of the Copley High School Athletic Leadership Council
Founder of the Copley High School Coaches Council
2014 PTA Educator of the Year
2016 Suburban League Coach of the Year

Chuppa is married and has three children, age one, eight and eleven.