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2014 Coaching Staff



2014 Roberts

Rodney Roberts 

Head Coach


Football Bio:

Rodney Roberts is a graduate of Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio.  Rodney received his Bachelors 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 20 years, serving the last eight as the Director of Athletics for the Franklin City School District.

While at the University of Dayton, Rodney 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.

Rodney has been coaching at the high school level for the past twenty seasons, two as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator, and the last eighteen 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).  In January of 2014, Rodney was named the Head Football Coach at Centerville High School.  Some of the awards won during Rodney’s head coaching career are:

  • Southwestern Buckeye League Coach of the Year (2001, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Mid-Miami League Coach of the Year (2005)
  • Div. II Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2011)
  • Div. III Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year (2008)
  • Div. IV Southwest Ohio Coach of the Year (2001)
  • Marvin Lewis Community Fund Coach of the Year (2004)
  • Div. II Miami Valley Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2005, 2011, 2012)
  • Div. IV Miami Valley Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2001)
  • Under Armour 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 and Lula.


 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 second year on the Centerville staff. He will coach the quarterbacks and coordinate the offense.


 John Puckett

Defensive Coordinator/Safety Coach

John Puckett has coached high school football in
Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio over the past 15 years.
This is his fifth year with the Elks and second year
as Defensive Coordinator. He is a 1995 graduate of
Chaminade-Julienne High School where he earned
seven varsity letters in football and baseball. Puckett
received an athletic scholarship to Saginaw Valley
State University where he was a starter from 1995-
1998 as Defensive Back . He is currently a special
education teacher at Centerville High School. He
and his wife Ann have 4 sons Jonathan, Joseph,
Jackson, and Jake.


 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.


 Luke Bartlett

Tight End Coach

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 is currently teaching Social Studies at Middletown Madison Junior/Senior High School where he coached for 5 years prior to joining the Elk staff in 2013.


 Zack Cline

Offensive Line Coach

Zack Cline graduated from Thomas Worthington in 1993 and started for three years on the offensive line at The University of Dayton. Coach Cline coached at C-J, Miamisburg, and Springboro before joining the Centerville staff this season. While at Miamisburg, Coach Cline served various roles including offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator, and head coach. Coach Cline earned his masters degree from the University of Dayton in 2013 and lives in Miamisburg with his wife, Emily, and two children, Henry and Oliver.


 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.


 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 first year teaching and coaching at Centerville High School.


 Mike Bullock

Linebacker Coach

Coach Bullock is a 1977 graduate of Tecumseh High School. He played football at the University of Cincinnati for two years and majored in Criminal Justice. He worked for the Attorney General’s office for nine years. He served as Defensive Coordinator at Bellbrook High School from 1990-1996, was the Assistant Coach at the University of Dayton from 1997 through 2001. From 2002– 2004, he was the Head Football Coach at Dixie High School. He has coached at Beavercreek and Xenia High Schools before joining the Centerville Elks this year. He is now enjoying being retired and living in Xenia with his two children, Hayden and Hayley.


Brian Luebke

Defensive Line Coach

Brian Luebke is a 1996 graduate of Parma Heights Valley Forge High School. He graduated from Miami University in 2001, The Ohio State University in 2006, and received his Masters Degree from Ohio Dominican University in 2011. He played football at Miami University and was a 4-year letterman from 1996-2000. He was part of the Offensive Line that blocked for NCAA record holder for most Touchdowns and 6th Alltime leading rusher, Travis Prentice. Brian has coached at Coldwater High School in 2002, Columbus Academy 2004, and Kettering Fairmont from 2008-2011. Brian started on the Elks coaching staff in 2013. He has been a Special Education teacher at Centerville High School since 2007.


 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.


 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 second season coaching at Centerville and he currently teaches Social Studies at Centerville High School.


 Josh Wooten

Corners Coach

Josh Wooten is a 1994 graduate of Springfield Shawnee High School and 2005 graduate of Antioch University earning a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Josh is a third grade teacher at Indian Valley Intermediate School. Josh has coached at Kettering Fairmont High School and Greenon High School. He resides in Springfield with his wife Carrie and their two sons Kolby and Kaden. is made possible by the Centerville Quarterback Club and the support of sponsors from the Centerville community