Bud Phillips resigns as commissioner of the SBC

George “Bud” Phillips has resigned as the commissioner of the Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference (SBC) after 20 years of service as its only commissioner.

“I got started when Mr. (Jim) Fite of the Clermont County Office (of Education) indicated there would be a commissioner hired for the new league,” he said.

The new league was the Southern Buckeye Conference that was a replacement for the old Clermont County League (CCL) that had lost three of its member schools (Amelia, Batavia, and Goshen) within the last two years of the CCL. When the CCL was concluded it was the second oldest high school athletic conference in Ohio after only the South Central Ohio League.