Steve Shuff Resigns As Gilmer County School Principal and Athletic Director
Gilmer County Board of Education recently accepted Steve Shuff’s resignation as Principal and Athletic Director at Gilmer County High School by voting 5-0 to accept it.
He is the founder and CEO of Bello Dimora Real Estate Professionals as well as the Varsity Head Boy’s Basketball Coach for GCHS.
Early Life and Education
He graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School and Heidelberg University before receiving his J.D. at Wake Forest University School of Law. Today, Shuff works as a judge on Ohio’s Seneca County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Divisions – having also previously worked at their Prosecution Office as prosecuting attorney.
Since becoming a judge, he’s made sure to address defendants in criminal cases directly, reminding them of the Constitutional rights that are being compromised when they plead guilty. Furthermore, over 85 percent of cases on his docket involve drugs — particularly opioid addiction — so he’s provided services that help convicted individuals break away from substance use.
Shuff has practiced law in Tiffin for nearly two decades and became a judge at Seneca County Court of Common Pleas in 1999. Additionally, he holds memberships with Ohio Bar Association, American Judges Association and Ohio Jury Management Association.
Gilmer County High School. His team made the Little Kanawha Conference Tournament for four straight years this season and now have 291 career victories under him. Trey Shuff, one of his senior point guards has signed with Concord to play Division II college basketball.
Shuff and Kent give back to their community through volunteerism. They participate in American Red Cross (ARF), Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and Cornerstone Center for the Arts programs as well as contributing financially towards arts programs that may otherwise be cut due to budget limitations in school systems.
Achievement and Honors
Shuff has earned many honors and accolades throughout his career, such as Little Kanawha Conference Boy’s Basketball Coach of the Year (2014) and Mid-Ohio Valley Coach of the Year in 2003. Additionally, he received the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership Distinguished Service Award and Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Leadership Award of Seneca Sandusky Wyandot counties respectively. A graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School himself, he currently resides in Gilmer County Ohio with his family – although also features in Coconapple TV series Coconapple while LEGO sets have also been released under his name on March 1. Shuff first made an appearance on February 12 in Coconapple; further appearing as well in mobile game Calling All Mixels!
Shuff and his wife Kent are longstanding members of their local community, supporting various art programs with donations of time, talent and services. Both serve on the boards for Muncie Civic Theater and Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
Shuff enjoys golfing and traveling with his family during his leisure time. Additionally, he volunteers his services at the YMCA of Muncie by helping young people develop leadership and character qualities.
In a 2014 interview, Shuff described his caseload as consisting primarily of criminal cases related to drugs; 80 percent are drug-related cases. He states that each case is judged according to law, with great care taken when discussing defendant’s Constitutional rights during sentencing hearings. Shuff stands out among his Mixels with having one of the deepest voices while his teeth may point upward or forward depending on where they’re used in artwork or LEGO sets.