1650 Ridgeview Road
Upper Arlington OH 43221

Dear Golden Bear Fans:

Welcome to the official web site for the Upper Arlington High School Athletic Program. I appreciate you visiting our site and sincerely thank our sponsors The Arlington Bank, The Ohio Orthopedic Center for Excellence, and Nicholson Builders. We have a very proud tradition of athletics at our high school and I hope you find this site to be very useful as you learn about our programs and traditions.

Athletic teams at Upper Arlington are consistently competitive on the conference, state and even the national level. The tradition of excellence associated with our athletic programs is due, in part, to the winning heritage which has been established over the last 80+ years. More importantly, the success of these programs can be measured by the preparation they have given student-athletes who, after graduation from Upper Arlington, go on to become organizational leaders, outstanding citizens and true team players among their professional peers.

Upper Arlington's strong winning tradition is alive and well today. Each season our teams compete at the highest lewvel and to date our athletic programs have won 126 State Championships and numerous conference titles as members of the Ohio Capital Conference.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our site and that your experience with Upper Arlington High School Athletics is a positive one. Each season our coaches and student athletes work extremely hard to represent our community and school district with pride, excitement, and sportsmanship. I encourage you to come to game and enjoy the Golden Bear experience. Thanks for your support and GO BEARS!


Jim Voyles Jodi Palmer
Boys Athletic Director Girls Athletic Director
487-5240, ext 2016    487-5240, ext 2018

JODI PALMER, Athletic Director - Girls

Jodi Palmer is the Girls Athletic Director for Upper Arlington High School. In addition to her Athletic Director duties, she will continue to serve as the district's K-12 Wellness Teacher Leader as well as UAHS Student Activities Coordinator.

Jodi grew up in Upper Arlington and graduated from UAHS in 1979. She graduated from The Ohio State University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Master's Degree in Educational Administration. For the past 10 years Jodi has been teaching physical education and overseeing the district's K-12 Health and Physical Education programs.

Jodi resides in Upper Arlington with her husband (Bill- UAHS 1979, swimming) and has enjoyed watching their children, Darcey (2005- swimming), Emily (2007-track), and Cody (2011-soccer, volleyball) participate in UA athletics. Jodi has a long history with Upper Arlington athletics and is very thankful for the opportunity to return to the high school that has been such a positive influence on her life and the lives of her family.

JIM VOYLES , Athletic Director - Boys

Jim grew up in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Capital University for his B.A. and Xavier University for his Masters in Education Administration. He later attended the Ohio State University and earned his Large City Superintendent's Certificate there. This resulted in a long career of working with grades K-12.

Jim's specific experiences were teaching Elementary followed by becoming an Elementary Principal of three different schools. After this he was a Middle School Principal of two schools and a High School Principal at three different schools. His career was spent twenty-two years with Columbus Public Schools and fifteen with South-Western City Schools.

After spending a few years consulting, he worked as an Assistant Principal at Upper Arlington High School and also as a consultant for them. He then worked filling in for the Women's Athletic Director at Upper Arlington High School for a short period.

Jim is married (41 years), has two children, and three grandchildren.

Jackie Brown, Athletic Department Secretary
Tom Evans, Athletic Trainer
Jackie Detrick, Athletic Trainer
Brandon Spickler, UA Rotary Fitness Director
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