Coaching Staff

2016 Coaching Staff


Rodney Roberts 

Head Coach


Football Bio:

Rodney Roberts is a graduate of Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio.  He received his Bachelor degree in Education from the University of Dayton in 1993 and received his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati in 2010.  Rodney has been in education for 22 years.

While at the University of Dayton, Roberts was a three year varsity letter winner in football and a member of the 1989 National Championship Team.  His coaching career began at the University of Dayton in 1993 as a graduate assistant coach.

Roberts has been coaching at the high school level for the past twenty seasons, two as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator, and the last twenty as a Varsity Head Football Coach.  As a head coach he spent six seasons at Carlisle High School (1996-2001), four seasons at Springboro High School (2002-2005), and the last eight at Franklin High School (2006-2013).  Rodney is entering his second season as the Head Football Coach at Centerville High School. 

Some of the awards won during Coach Robert’s head coaching career include:

  • Greater Western Ohio Conference Coach of the Year (2014)
  • Southwestern Buckeye League Coach of the Year (2001, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Mid-Miami League Coach of the Year (2005)
  • Division II Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2011)
  • Division III Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year (2008)
  • Division IV Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year (2001)
  • Marvin Lewis Community Fund Coach of the Year (2004)
  • Division II Miami Valley Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2005, 2011, 2012)
  • Division IV Miami Valley Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2001)
  • Under Armor All Ohio North-South Classic, Assistant Coach (2013)
  • Big 33 All Star Football Game, Assistant Coach (2004)
  • Miami Valley Football Coaches Association All Star Game, Head Coach (2002)


Rodney and his wife Cheryl reside in Franklin with their children Brooke, Brittany, Bayleigh, and Ryan, along with their grandchildren Greyson, Lula, and Eby.

 Tom Adams

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterback Coach

Tom Adams graduated from Fairmont East High School in 1972 and The University of Dayton in 1976.  He received his Masters Degree from Cambridge College in 2000. Coach Adams is in his 39th year of coaching having served 18 years as a head coach, and 20 years as an assistant at various schools. This is Tom's third year on the Centerville staff.  He will coach the quarterbacks and coordinate the offense.

 John Puckett

Defensive Coordinator

Graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School in 1995 earning 7 varsity letters in football and baseball. Chaminade-Julienne Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2006.
Signed a football scholarship to play for Saginaw Valley State University; 4 year lettermen and 3 year starter.

Bachelor’s degree from Urbana University in Criminal Justice Leadership
Master’s degree from Antioch University Mid-West in Education
Teaches Special Education for Centerville High School
Married to Ann Puckett with 4 sons; Joseph, Jonathan, Jackson, and Jake. The family resides in Centerville.

 Bill Petriuolo

Offensive Line Coach

Bill Petriuolo is a 2008 graduate of Mayfield High School, located in the suburbs of Cleveland. He attended the University of Dayton from 2008 - 2013, where he was a two-year starter at Center. Bill graduated UD with a Bachelors degree in Pre-Medicine in 2012 and a Masters degree in Education in 2015. Before joining the Elks staff, Bill spent the last two years teaching and coaching at Piqua High School.

 Chris Newman

Offensive Line Coach

Coach Newman is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he was a football intern for the 2001-2003 seasons. He went on to coach at the University of Cincinnati for two seasons as a graduate assistant. Coach Newman then coached at Fairmont High School for five seasons as the offensive line coach and Offensive Coordinator. Coach Newman spent the last two seasons as Head Football Coach at West Carrollton High School. Coach Newman, his wife Mindy and their daughter Leanne are proud to be a part of the Centerville football and teaching family.

 Jonathan Zimmerman

Offensive Line Coach

Jonathan Zimmerman graduated from Centerville High School in 1997 and the University of Dayton in 2001. He played football for the Flyers and was a 3-year starter and a 4-year letterman on the Offensive Line. He has been an assistant coach for Centerville since 2009. He currently works for Buckner & Associates Insurance Agency in Centerville.

 Jermaine Bailey

Running Back Coach

Jermaine Bailey is a 1998 graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, and was a member of their state runner-up team in 1997. He attended the University of Dayton, where he was a two- year starter at running back. While at UD, Jermaine majored in both Education and Psychology. In 2003, Jermaine was an assistant on the Chaminade-Julienne football staff under Jim Place. In 2004, he joined the Elk staff. Jermaine teaches elementary PE for Centerville City Schools.

 Brent Ullery

Wide Receivers Coach

Brent Ullery graduated from Centerville High School in 2003 and from The Ohio State University in 2008 with a degree in Mathematics. Over the past seven years, he taught math and coached football at Dublin Coffman in Columbus. This is his second year teaching and coaching at Centerville High School.

Cedric Tolbert

Safeties Coach

Cedric Tolbert Jr is a 2005 graduate of Xenia High School and a member of the Xenia Athletics Hall of Fame. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Special Education from The University of Cincinnati, where he played safety and was a 4 year letterman football from 2005-2009. Coach Tolbert earned his Master’s degree from the Central State University in 2014. Coach Tolbert is currently an Intervention Specialists at Driscoll Elementary School in Centerville. Coach Tolbert is in his 7th year teaching and coaching. He has previously coached at his alma mater Xenia High School and at Springboro High School prior to joining the Elk staff in 2015. Coach Tolbert lives in Centerville with his lucky wife, Windai.

 Andy Aracri

Special Teams Coordinator / Defensive Line

Andy Aracri is a 1996 graduate of Fairmont High School and 2001 graduate of Miami University, where he earned his bachelors in elementary education while playing football the Red Hawks. He completed his Master’s degree in secondary education from Wright State in 2009. At Miami, Coach Aracri was an ALL-MAC defensive tackle, team captain, and a 2-time Vic Waltz most outstanding defensive lineman award winner. Andy was signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001. After a short stint with the Buccaneers, he headed north and played for the British Columbia Lions and the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, as well as the LA Avengers of the AFL. This will be Andy’s 16th year coaching high school football. Prior to joining the Elks football staff this fall he was spent the previous 6 seasons serving as head coach at Fairmont High school. Andy is an active member in Miami Valley football coach association and as served on the board of directors. Andy currently teaches Health & Physical Education at Fairmont. He and his wife Jenny have 2 daughters, Reese & Alyse.

 Roy Thobe

Corners Coach

Roy is a 1981 graduate of Maria Stein Marion Local High School and a 1992 Graduate of Wright State University with a BS in Secondary Mathematics Education. Coach Thobe is entering his 31st year of Coaching: 3yrs Marion Local, 5yrs Chaminade Julienne, 3yrs Trotwood-Madison, 5yrs Hamilton and the past 14yrs as Head Football Coach at Fairborn High School. As a Math Teacher at Fairborn High School Coach Thobe and his two children, daughter Shae and son Gabe, reside in Centerville and are excited to be a part of the Centerville Athletic Community.

 Joe Kitchell

Linebacker Coach

Joe Kitchell is a 2007 graduate of La Salle High School. He graduated from Xavier University in 2011. Joe coached at La Salle High School from 2007-2012. This is his third season coaching at Centerville and he currently teaches Social Studies at Centerville High School.

 Greg Karpinsky

Defensive Line

Greg Karpinsky, a graduate of Woodridge High School, played defensive line at University of Akron where he earned a degree in business in 1988. He coached at Akron Hoban High School and Woodridge High School while pursuing a second degree in education. From 1991-93, he coached the linebackers at Ball State, before spending the 1993-94 season at Notre Dame working with the defensive line. He was on the University of Cincinnati staff as a Defensive Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator from 1994 until he began a career in industrial sales in 1999. Last season he came out of coaching “retirement” to join the CHS Freshman Football Staff and is in his first season coaching defensive line on the Centerville Varsity staff. He still works in sales full-time and lives in Centerville with his wife Jenny and his three
children, Ben, Kerry and Matthew. is made possible by the Centerville Quarterback Club and the support of sponsors from the Centerville community