Meet Our Sports Commissioners

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth sports recreation experience possible!
We are proud to bring you a group of highly committed sports commissioners. Read the bios below to learn more about them.

Carl Slagle

Baseball Commissioner


Carl is married to Katie and they have 3 boys, ages 18, 15, and 10. They have lived in Canal Winchester for 13 years. Carl has coached for CWJRD for 11 years. He has a great time coaching and watching the kids grow and develop their own likes and dislikes.                        

Jeff Grandy & Shane Dalton

Boys Recreation Basketball Commissioner


Jeff is a 1994 graduate of Western Reserve High School in Collins, Ohio where he played basketball and AAU basketball all 4 years. He has 3 children and has been actively involved in the recreation programs as a coach for tball, baseball and basketball.  Jeff's passion for basketball makes him a great teacher of the game to the kids. 

Todd Cook

Boys CW Tribe Travel Basketball Commissioner



Shawn  Adams

Girls Recreation Basketball Commissioner


Whitney Hamilton

Girls Tribe Travel Basketball Commissioner


Danielle Bartos

Cheerleading Commissioner



Kurt Fansler & Shane Dalton

Football Commissioners


Jackie Christensen

Karate Commissioner


Jackie has been involved with the recreation program since 1993. She served as a board member for 15 years. A few years into serving as a commissioner of the Karate program, she decided to start participating in the sport in 1993. Jackie has been a martial arts student ever since and now is a 3rd degree Black Belt in the Free Spirit Karate's Tae Kwon Do School.  

Adam Swearingen & Jeremy Ebert

Recreation Soccer Commissioners


Adam has been involved in the soccer program for 7 years (14 seasons). He is a USSF "E" licensed coach with recreation and club soccer coaching experience. Adam is a graduate of Devry University. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time. He resides in Canal Winchester with his wife, Misty and their 4 children.

Jeremy has been involved in the soccer program for 6 years. He shares a love for the sport having played it through school himself. He is an Aircraft Mechanic for the Air National Guard and has served in the Air Force for 17 years. Jeremy and his wife, Chasity have 4 boys who are active in our programs.                       

Courtney McKirgan

Softball Commissioner



 Brandon Poddany

Swim Team Commissioner                      


Jill Welsh
Tennis Commissioner



Kari Jenkins

Volleyball Commissioner


Kari is in her 4th year as Commissioner of the Volleyball program.  She played volleyball at Reynoldsburg High School and collegiately at Ohio Dominican University. She has coached numerous club and school volleyball teams over the past 20 years. Kari's goals for her players are "to instill sportsmanship and a team mentality while building confidence and inner strength, as individuals. 

Shawn Cassady

Wrestling Commissioner