2017 Coaching Staff
Centerville High School Athletics is proud to introduce new head coach and Offensive Coordinator Brent Ullery. An alumnus of Centerville High School, Ullery is a four-year varsity letter winner for the Elks from 1999-2002. He was a 5-year walk-on, 1-year letter winner Wide Receiver for the Ohio State University football team that included three Big Ten championships, three bowl wins and two national championship appearances.
He taught math and coached football at Dublin Coffman in Columbus for five years before joining the teaching and coaching staff at Centerville in 2014. He served as wide receiver coach from 2014-2016 before accepting the Head Coaching position in April, 2017.
Ullery, his wife Sahar, and their son Beckett reside in Centerville.
“I grew up in Centerville football, and I am excited to lead the program at my alma mater,” Ullery said. “My desire to better the program is equal to my desire to positively impact the lives of the players as they grow into young men.”
John Puckett has coached high school football in Michigan, Indiana, South Carolina, and Ohio for the past 18 years. This is his seventh year with the Elks and fourth year as Defensive Coordinator. He is a 1995 graduate of Chaminade-Julienne High School where he earned 7 varsity letters in football and baseball. He is a member of the Chaminade-Julienne Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2006. After high school, he signed a football scholarship to play for Saginaw Valley State University where he was a four-year lettermen and three-year starter. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Urbana University in Criminal Justice Leadership, and a Master’s degree from Antioch University Mid-West in Education. He currently teaches Special Education at Centerville High School.
Special Teams Coordinator
Andy Aracri is a 1996 graduate of Fairmont High School and 2001 graduate of Miami University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. He completed his Master’s degree in secondary education at Wright State University in 2009. During his undergraduate years at Miami, he was an ALL-MAC defensive tackle, team captain, and a 2-time Vic Waltz most outstanding defensive lineman award winner. He 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 Aracri’s seventeeth year coaching high school football. Prior to joining the Elks football staff in 2016, he spent six seasons serving as head coach at Fairmont High School. He is an active member in Miami Valley Football Coach Association and has served on the board of directors. He currently teaches Health & Physical Education at Fairmont High School.
Offensive Line Coach
Bill Petraiuolo 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. He graduated UD with a Bachelors degree in Pre-Medicine in 2012 and a Masters degree in Education in 2015. Before joining the Elk staff in 2015, Bill spent two years teaching and coaching at Piqua High School. He currently teaches science at Centerville High School.
Offensive Line Coach
Adam Taylor is a 1997 graduate of Centerville High School where he played football and baseball. He was a Sonny Unger award winner his senior year. He attended the University of Toledo on a baseball scholarship. Taylor has been in coaching and teaching since 2004. After a three-year break from coaching, he returns to the Elks as an offensive line coach. He is also a social studies teacher at Centerville High School.
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.
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, he was an assistant on the Chaminade-Julienne football staff under Jim Place. In 2004, he joined the Elk staff. He teaches elementary PE for Centerville City Schools.
Lucas Bartlett is a 2004 graduate of Dayton Carroll High School. He attended Otterbein University 2004-2008 where he played football and graduated with a degree in Education. He taught in Middletown and coached at Centerville for five years and is now teaching at Centerville High School. He and family live in Centerville.
Wide Receivers Coach
P.K. Sam is a 2001 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, Georgia. He was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and track and led his football and basketball teams to state championships during his high school career. He attended Florida State University and played wide receiver for the Seminoles for three years before becoming a fifth round draft pick by the New England Patriots. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, and the Buffalo Bills. He has also played in the Canadian Football League. He owns Vision Performance, LLC, and trains high school wide receivers. This is his first year coaching Centerville football.
Outside Linebackers 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 was a 4-year letterman playing safety on the football from 2005-2009. Coach Tolbert earned his Master’s Degree from Central State University in 2014. He is currently an Intervention Specialist at Cline Elementary School in Centerville. This is his ninth year teaching and coaching. He coached at Xenia High School and Springboro High School prior to joining the Elk staff in 2015.
Roy Thobe 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. This is his thirty-first year of high school football coaching. He spent three years at Marion Local, five years at Chaminade Julienne, three years at Trotwood-Madison, five years at Hamilton and fourteen years as Head Football Coach at Fairborn High School. He is currently a math teacher at Fairborn High School.
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 fifth season coaching at Centerville where he also teaches Social Studies. He and his family live in Centerville.
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. He came out of coaching “retirement” to join the CHS Freshman Football Staff and is now in his fourth 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.