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NameKatie Arber
ActivityAll Activities
PositionDrama Club Advisor
NameJason Babinec
ActivityGirls Wrestling
PositionHead Coach
NameBrandon Baker
ActivityBoys Basketball
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Milford High School Athletics Hall of Famer Brandon Baker is coming home. Pending approval at next month’s Board of Education meeting, Baker will become the next head coach of the Milford boys basketball program. He returns to Eagles Way after a seven-year stint as a coach at Goshen High School.

Baker got his coaching start as an assistant with the Goshen boys team in 2013. Following two years in that role, he took over the Goshen girls program, spending two years as head coach and posting consecutive 19-win seasons. That set the stage for the last five years as the Warriors boys head coach where he won another 52 games.

“It's a special day that we get to welcome Coach Baker back home,” stated Milford Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka. “He embodies everything that our community represents. Brandon will transform our program instantly and infuse energy and excitement into our next generation of young basketball players. A renaissance of Milford basketball is coming and we are ecstatic to have Coach Baker at the helm!"

“I am grateful and humbled to come back to a school district, community and basketball program that I deeply care about,” Baker said. “I look forward to leading the next era of Milford basketball and teaching young men the important values of life through basketball. Being the head basketball coach at Milford High School is a dream come true and I am thankful for the opportunity to come home.”

Baker’s coaching resume includes a pair of Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference Coach of the Year awards, a district runner-up finish, as well as twice being named a coach in the Cincinnati East-West All-Star Game. He broke into coaching following graduation and a four-year basketball career at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. As a player, Baker helped his squad to three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Baker’s Milford career featured back-to-back first team all-conference honors as a junior (GMC) and senior (FAVC) and the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Player of the Year award in 2008. He was inducted into the Milford Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

NameShane Bartholomew
ActivityGirls Track and Field
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Varsity Boys Track & Field Head Coach (2015-present)
  • Varsity Girls Track & Field Head Coach (2020-present)
  • Teacher of Mathematics (2001-present)

Related School Experience:

  • Teacher of Mathematics Madison High School (2000-2001)
  • Madison High School Assistant Track and Field Coach (2000-2001)
  • Milford Assistant Track and Field Coach (2001-2002)
  • Assistant FB Coach Milford High School (2002-2005)
  • Assistant FB Coach (O.C.) Madeira High School (2007)
  • Milford Head Girls Track & Field Coach (2002-2012)
  • Assistant FB Coach (O.C.) Indian Hill High School (2008-2014)
  • Assistant Football Coach Milford High School (2014-2019)

High School Alma Mater:

  • Chardon High School (1996)

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Undergraduate ~ The College of Wooster (2000)
  • Graduate ~ The University of Cincinnati (2005)

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School: Track and Field, Football
  • College: Track and Field (4 years) and Football (1 year) 

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • Member of 1994 Division II State Championship Football Team
  • HS Conference Champion Discus (1996)
  • Former HS School Record Holder Shot Put (52’ 3.5”)
  • 2 Time NCAC Champion Discus (College)
  • Multi Time All-NCAC in the Throwing Events (College)
  • National Qualifier (Ranked 21st in NCAA Div. III) in the Discus (1999)
  • 2nd All Time at Wooster in the Discus & Indoor Shot Put
  • 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner in Track @ Wooster 

Additional Information:

  • Coached multiple State Qualifiers including Kim Strunk to a 6th Place Finish in the Shot Put at the 2009 Ohio State Track Meet and Claire Carthauser to an 8th Place Finish in the Discus at the 2016 Ohio State Track Meet.
  • Coached the athletes that hold 11 of the 36 current Boys and Girls Track & Field School Records.
  • USATF Level I Certified Track & Field Coach
  • Shane’s family consists of wife Kristal, son Logan (14) and daughter Sydney (8).
NameShane Bartholomew
ActivityBoys Track and Field
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Varsity Boys Track & Field Head Coach (2015-present)
  • Varsity Girls Track & Field Head Coach (2020-present)
  • Teacher of Mathematics (2001-present)

Related School Experience:

  • Teacher of Mathematics Madison High School (2000-2001)
  • Madison High School Assistant Track and Field Coach (2000-2001)
  • Milford Assistant Track and Field Coach (2001-2002)
  • Assistant FB Coach Milford High School (2002-2005)
  • Assistant FB Coach (O.C.) Madeira High School (2007)
  • Milford Head Girls Track & Field Coach (2002-2012)
  • Assistant FB Coach (O.C.) Indian Hill High School (2008-2014)
  • Assistant Football Coach Milford High School (2014-2019)

High School Alma Mater:

  • Chardon High School (1996)

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Undergraduate ~ The College of Wooster (2000)
  • Graduate ~ The University of Cincinnati (2005)

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School: Track and Field, Football
  • College: Track and Field (4 years) and Football (1 year) 

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • Member of 1994 Division II State Championship Football Team
  • HS Conference Champion Discus (1996)
  • Former HS School Record Holder Shot Put (52’ 3.5”)
  • 2 Time NCAC Champion Discus (College)
  • Multi Time All-NCAC in the Throwing Events (College)
  • National Qualifier (Ranked 21st in NCAA Div. III) in the Discus (1999)
  • 2nd All Time at Wooster in the Discus & Indoor Shot Put
  • 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner in Track @ Wooster 

Additional Information:

  • Coached multiple State Qualifiers including Kim Strunk to a 6th Place Finish in the Shot Put at the 2009 Ohio State Track Meet and Claire Carthauser to an 8th Place Finish in the Discus at the 2016 Ohio State Track Meet.
  • Coached the athletes that hold 11 of the 36 current Boys and Girls Track & Field School Records.
  • USATF Level I Certified Track & Field Coach
  • Shane’s family consists of wife Kristal, son Logan (14) and daughter Sydney (8).

 

NameTracy Carpenter
ActivityAll Activities
PositionChoir Director
NameMelissa Chandler
ActivityAll Activities
PositionINTERalliance Advisor
NameMelissa Chandler
ActivityAll Activities
PositionBook Club Advisor
NameMelissa Chandler
ActivityAll Activities
PositionTRIO Advisor
NameYu-ming Cheng
ActivityAll Activities
PositionChinese Club Advisor
NameJosh Clayton
ActivityBoy's Wrestling
PositionHead Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that Josh Clayton will lead the Eagles’ wrestling program as the varsity head coach. Clayton has served the last several years as a coach with the Milford Junior High after retiring from the US Marine Corps.

"I am ecstatic to announce Josh Clayton as our next leader of the Milford Eagles wrestling program,” stated Athletic Director Aaron Zupka. “He exemplifies everything we want our student-athletes to be and how we want our program to be represented. Coach Clayton has a tremendous amount of energy, passion and enthusiasm for growing the sport of wrestling at Milford. I know he will work tirelessly to further the development of our student-athletes on and off the mat.”

Coach Clayton is a graduate of Milford where he was a four-year member of the Eagle wrestling program, qualifying for the OHSAA State Tournament as a senior. After Milford, Coach Clayton attended the US Naval Academy, spending two years as a member of the wrestling program, while in Annapolis. Following graduation, he did several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, finishing his career with 16 years flying AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters for the Marines.

Coach Clayton launched his coaching career during his time in the USMC as a youth team coach. Upon returning to Milford, he started helping with the Milford youth program, before moving on to the working with the junior high and high school wrestlers a year later.

“I am honored to continue our tradition of hard work and discipline to help our wrestlers continue to grow,” Coach Clayton said. “The skills they learn on the mat will help them be better wrestlers, citizens, and leaders.”

NameJosh Clayton
ActivityBoys Wrestling
PositionHead Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that Josh Clayton will lead the Eagles’ wrestling program as the varsity head coach. Clayton has served the last several years as a coach with the Milford Junior High after retiring from the US Marine Corps.

"I am ecstatic to announce Josh Clayton as our next leader of the Milford Eagles wrestling program,” stated Athletic Director Aaron Zupka. “He exemplifies everything we want our student-athletes to be and how we want our program to be represented. Coach Clayton has a tremendous amount of energy, passion and enthusiasm for growing the sport of wrestling at Milford. I know he will work tirelessly to further the development of our student-athletes on and off the mat.”

Coach Clayton is a graduate of Milford where he was a four-year member of the Eagle wrestling program, qualifying for the OHSAA State Tournament as a senior. After Milford, Coach Clayton attended the US Naval Academy, spending two years as a member of the wrestling program, while in Annapolis. Following graduation, he did several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, finishing his career with 16 years flying AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters for the Marines.

Coach Clayton launched his coaching career during his time in the USMC as a youth team coach. Upon returning to Milford, he started helping with the Milford youth program, before moving on to the working with the junior high and high school wrestlers a year later.

“I am honored to continue our tradition of hard work and discipline to help our wrestlers continue to grow,” Coach Clayton said. “The skills they learn on the mat will help them be better wrestlers, citizens, and leaders.”

NameDave Coombs
ActivityAll Activities
PositionINTERalliance Advisor
NameBrian Croston
ActivityAll Activities
PositionSki/Snowboarding Club Advisor
NameBrian Croston
ActivityBoys Soccer
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s): 
- Boys Soccer Head Coach (2006-Present)
- MHS Mathematics Teacher (2006-Present)

Related School Experience:
- Milford HS Boys Volleyball Head Coach (2010-2013)
- Milford HS Boys Volleyball Varsity Assistant Coach (2008-2009)
- Frisco Centennial HS Boys Soccer Head Coach (2003-2004)
- Pearce HS Boys Soccer Head Coach (1997-2002)
- RL Turner HS Girls Soccer Head Coach (1993-1996)

High School Alma Mater: Pearce High School (Richardson, Texas)

College Alma Mater(s):
- Undergraduate ~ Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
- Graduate ~ Currently studying at Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

High School and College Sports Played:
- High School ~ Soccer
- College ~ Soccer

Honors/Achievements/Awards:
- 2008 FAVC Buckeye Champions and ‘Coach of the Year’ (Boys Soccer)
- 2008 Cincinnati Enquirer ‘Coach of the Year’ (Boys Soccer)
- 2008 District Champions and Regional Finalist (Boys Soccer)
- 2003 District 12-4A Champions (Boys Soccer)
- 2002 District ‘Coach of the Year’ (Boys Soccer)
- 2002 State Semi-Finalist (Boys Soccer)
- 2002 District 10-4A & Region II Champions (Boys Soccer)
- 2001 District 10-4A Champions & Regional Finalist (Boys Soccer)
- 2001 District ‘Coach of the Year’ (Boys Soccer)
- 2001 Jesuit Meinster Champions (Boys Soccer)
- 2000 District ‘Coach of the Year’ (Boys Soccer)
- 1999 District 9-5A Champions & Regional Finalist (Boys Soccer)
- 1998 Jesuit Meinster Champions (Boys Soccer)
- 1996 District ‘Coach of the Year’ (Girls Soccer)

NameKelcey Davison
ActivityAll Activities
PositionAnime Advisor
NameBrandon Dittgen
ActivityAll Activities
PositionWinter Drum Line Instructor
NameGabrielle Downey
ActivityAll Activities
PositionMock Trial Advisor
NameEmma Frye
ActivityBoys Swimming & Diving
PositionHead Diving Coach/Assistant Swimming Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Head High School & Junior High Diving Coach (2015-present)

High School Alma Mater: Milford High School (2011)

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Associate’s: (2015) The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences - Nursing
  • Undergraduate: (Present-2021) University of Cincinnati - Middle School Education

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School: Swimming, Diving, Water Polo

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • 2009, 2010 State Final Four - Water Polo
  • 2010 South Regional Champion - Water Polo
  • 2010 FAVC Girls Buckeye Division Champion - Swimming & Diving
  • USA Swimming Certified Coach

Additional Information: Emma lives in Loveland, Ohio. She is currently attending school at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a degree in middle school education. She is a swim coach for Milford Area Swim Team.

NameEmma Frye
ActivityGirls Swimming & Diving
PositionHead Diving Coach/Assistant Swimming Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Head High School & Junior High Diving Coach (2015-present)

High School Alma Mater: Milford High School (2011)

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Associate’s: (2015) The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences - Nursing
  • Undergraduate: (Present-2021) University of Cincinnati - Middle School Education

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School: Swimming, Diving, Water Polo

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • 2009, 2010 State Final Four - Water Polo
  • 2010 South Regional Champion - Water Polo
  • 2010 FAVC Girls Buckeye Division Champion - Swimming & Diving
  • USA Swimming Certified Coach

Additional Information: Emma lives in Loveland, Ohio. She is currently attending school at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a degree in middle school education. She is a swim coach for Milford Area Swim Team.

NameAmy Gill
ActivityGirls Volleyball
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach

 

Related School Experience:

  • Miami Valley Christian Academy Varsity Volleyball Coach (2004 - 2014)
  • Purcell Marian HS Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach (2002)

 

High School Alma Mater: Anderson High School (Cincinnati, OH)

 

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Undergraduate ~ Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Graduate ~ Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

 

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
  • College ~ Volleyball, Softball

 

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • MVCA

OHSAA Div. 4 Sectional Champions - 2014

OCSAA State Runner-Up - 2013

OVAL Conference Champions - 2012, 2013, 2014

OVAL Coach of the Year - 2013, 2014

 

Additional Information:

Amy lives in Milford with her husband Nathan and children Julia and Alayna.

NameJennifer Goff
ActivityAll Activities
PositionGerman Club Advisor
NameChristy Gregory
ActivitySoftball
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):
- Softball Head Coach (2002-Present)
- MHS Social Studies Teacher (2001-Present)

Related School Experience: 
- Sycamore HS Softball Freshman Coach (1997-2000)
- Cheerleading Head Coach (2012-2018)

High School Alma Mater: Milford High School (Milford, Ohio)

College Alma Mater(s):
- Undergraduate ~ Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
- Graduate ~ Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

High School and College Sports Played:
- High School ~ Cheerleading, Softball
- College ~ Cheerleading

Honors/Achievements/Awards:
Coach Gregory has been coaching at the high school level since 1997 and has been a head coach since 2002 for the Eagles. Her greatest coaching achievement was taking her varsity Softball team to the State Final Four in 2004. She also received the Cincinnati Coach of the Year Award in 2004 and the ECC Coach of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Additional Information:
Coach Gregory is a graduate of Milford High School and is currently teaching a variety of classes within the Social Studies Department. She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has a Master’s Degree from Xavier University in Education. Coach Gregory also coaches a gold level summer softball team. On a personal level her family is extremely sports oriented and all of her children are involved in sports year round.

NameTom Grippa
ActivityFootball
PositionHead Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

Head Football Coach (2017-present)

Junior High P.E. Teacher (2017-present)

 

Related School Experience:

Head Football Coach at Elder High School 1987-1996

Head Football Coach at Fairfield High School 1997-2002

Head Football Coach at LaSalle High School 2003-2012

Offensive Coordinator Mount St Joseph University 2013-2016

 

High School Alma Mater:

Reading High School 1974

 

College Alma Mater(s):

Undergraduate ~ College of Wooster 1978

Graduate ~ Marygrove College 2002

 

High School and College Sports Played:

High School ~ Football, Baseball, Basketball

College ~ Football, Baseball

 

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

Coach of the Year 1984 - LaSalle Baseball, 1988 Elder Football, 1989 Elder Football, 1991 Elder Football, 1995 Elder Football, 1996 Elder Football, 1999 Fairfield Football, 2010 LaSalle Football, 2017 Milford Football (Cincinnati Enquirer)

 

At Reading High School earned 2nd Team All City RB 1973, All Ohio Baseball 1974, Selected MVP of the North-South Baseball All Star Game,

At Wooster earned 1st Team All Ohio Athletic Conference 2nd Baseman 1977

NameEmily Halcomb
ActivityAll Activities
PositionSpanish Club Advisor
NameJill Helms
ActivityGirls Soccer
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Girls' Soccer Head Coach (2019 - Present)
  • MHS NGC Math Teacher (2012 - Present)

 Related School Experience:

  • Milford Girls’ Soccer JV-A Head Coach (2015 - 2017)
  • Milford Girls’ Soccer JV-B Head Coach (2013 - 2014)
  • Loveland HS Girls’ Soccer JV Head Coach (2012)
  • Bellingham HS Girls’ Soccer Varsity Assistant Coach (2007 - 2012)
  • Bellingham HS Track and Field Assistant Coach (2008)
  • Bellingham HS Mathematics Teacher (2007 - 2012)

 High School Alma Mater: Loveland High School (Loveland, OH)

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Undergraduate ~ Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

       ~ Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)

  • Graduate ~ Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Soccer, Basketball, Track
  • College ~ Soccer

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • Trinity International University (NAIA/NCCAA)          
  • Named NAIA Academic All-American Honorable Mention
  • Named NCCAA Academic All-American
  • Selected 1st Team All Conference
  • Named NCCAA Regional Player of the Year
  • Named NCCAA All-American
  • Served as Captain of National Championship soccer team
  • Selected as the National Tournament MVP
  • Ball State University (NCAA Division I)               
  • Played in all regular and postseason games
  • Selected as Freshman Team Captain
NameJeanette Holmer
ActivityAll Activities
PositionStudent Council Advisor
NameTyler Hopper
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionAthletic Trainer
NameAndy Horn
ActivityBoys Golf
PositionVarsity Head Coach
NameMatt Jorden
ActivityGirls Cross Country
PositionHead Coach
coach bio

Current Milford Position(s):

  • NGC Math Teacher (2017-Present)
  • Girls Cross Country Head Coach (2017-Present)
  • Junior High Track Coach (2017-Present)

 

Related School Experience:

  • Girls Cross Country Head Coach (2004-09, 2013)
  • Boys Cross Country Asst. Coach (2010-12, 2014-16)

 

High School Alma Mater:

Milford High School (Class of 1999)

 

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Undergraduate ~ Northern Kentucky University
  • Graduate ~ NA

 

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Cross Country & Track
  • College ~ NA

 

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • 2008 FAVC Coach of the Year
  • Coached 4 individual and 1 team Regional Qualifier
  • Coached 1 individual State Qualifier

 

Additional Information:

Matthew resides in Milford with his wife Kim (Milford Class of 2002) and two children Anna and Evan.

NameJosh Kauffman
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionDirector of Fine Arts, Activities and Assistant Athletics
NameSarah Kleinfelter
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionAthletic Trainer
NameLois Leavens
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionAquatics Coordinator
NameCorbyn Litke
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionAssistant Athletic Director
coach bio

A familiar face will take on a new role in the Milford High School Athletic Department as current part-time staffer Corbyn Litke has been promoted to a full-time role as Assistant Athletic Director. She joins the department led by award-winning Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka.

Corbyn has had a hand in athletic administration at Milford for the last three years, joining as an intern for the 2019-20 school year. Her progression began the next year with a promotion to Athletic Site Supervisor. During the 2021-22 year, Corbyn took on added responsibility, accepting a supplemental Assistant AD position. In this role, she led the MHS Operations and Game Management efforts, including overseeing and supervising over 40 site supervisors and game workers.

"To have an opportunity to grow, develop, and promote someone within our department like Corbyn is something I am really proud of,” Zupka stated. “She started off as an Athletic Intern three years ago and has put the time in to move up the ladder in a very competitive field. Corbyn has a tremendous work ethic and desire to learn and grow in her knowledge and capacity in the sports industry. She has already built some tremendous relationships with our coaching staff, student-athletes, and support staff and her transition to this full-time role will be very seamless.

“In addition to her being a very bright, dedicated, and passionate young professional, I am very proud to have the opportunity to grow and develop a female leader in the high school sports world at Milford High School,” he added. “This should be a celebrated accomplishment, especially for our many female coaches, staff members, and student-athletes we serve."

Corbyn graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration degree. She was a student-athlete at ECC rival Little Miami High School during her prep career.

“I’m excited to make a difference in high school athletics,” Litke said. “I’ve known that I wanted to be a part of this side of sports since I was an athlete myself. Having this opportunity means a lot to me to work for such a great athletic department and grow the culture and tradition that Milford has. I hope to bring new ideas that inspire these athletes to be the best they can be and watch them grow in their sports. Having been around the last three years and seeing what Aaron has done for Milford Athletics and creating relationships with the coaches and athletes, I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to grow my love for this field.”

Corbyn’s position was approved at the April meeting of the Milford Board of Education.

 

NameChris Luessen
ActivityAll Activities
PositionGuitar Club
NameChris Luessen
ActivityAll Activities
PositionArt Club Advisor
NamePete Luttmann
ActivityAll Activities
PositionUltimate Frisbee Club Advisor
NameAlexandra Lynch
ActivityAll Activities
PositionKey Club Advisor
NameJennifer Marks
ActivityGirls Water Polo
PositionHead Coach
NameJennifer Marks
ActivityBoys Water Polo
PositionHead Coach
NameKristine McDonough
ActivityAll Activities
PositionPinettes Advisor
NameKari McEntush
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionAthletic Administrative Assistant
NameSarah Metzger
ActivityAll Activities
PositionNational Honor Society Advisor
NameJon Meyer
ActivityAll Activities
PositionEco-Animal Club Advisor
NameJessica Nelson
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionFacilities Administrative Assistant
NameMichael Neverman
ActivityBoys Tennis
PositionVarsity Head Coach
NameMichael Neverman
ActivityGirls Tennis
PositionVarsity Head Coach
NameMike Nolting
ActivityBoys Bowling
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

The Milford Department of Athletics is pleased to welcome Mike Nolting as the Eagles new varsity girls bowling coach. Coach Nolting joins the program with over 30 years of bowling experience.

Coach Nolting is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Mariemont High School and the University of Cincinnati, currently residing in Milford. In addition to bowling, Coach Nolting works as a software quality engineer at Great American Insurance.

Coach Nolting’s bowling history spans back to his teenage years when he took up the sport. For over 25 years, he’s competed in sanctioned leagues at Madison Bowl and Cherry Grove Lanes. Coach Nolting has bowled in several Ohio State Tournaments and Derby Classic Tournaments in Louisville, Ky. He has one perfect game to his credit in 2010 at Cherry Grove Lanes.

“I'm very excited to join the Milford Bowling Program as the Girls Varsity Head Coach,” Coach Nolting says. “I'm looking forward to sharing my 30+ years of bowling knowledge and experience to help these young ladies be the best student-athletes possible. Through dedication, hard work, and most importantly sportsmanship, I'm confident we can be one of the best teams in the ECC.”

NameMike Nolting
ActivityGirls Bowling
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

The Milford Department of Athletics is pleased to welcome Mike Nolting as the Eagles new varsity girls bowling coach. Coach Nolting joins the program with over 30 years of bowling experience.

Coach Nolting is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Mariemont High School and the University of Cincinnati, currently residing in Milford. In addition to bowling, Coach Nolting works as a software quality engineer at Great American Insurance.

Coach Nolting’s bowling history spans back to his teenage years when he took up the sport. For over 25 years, he’s competed in sanctioned leagues at Madison Bowl and Cherry Grove Lanes. Coach Nolting has bowled in several Ohio State Tournaments and Derby Classic Tournaments in Louisville, Ky. He has one perfect game to his credit in 2010 at Cherry Grove Lanes.

“I'm very excited to join the Milford Bowling Program as the Girls Varsity Head Coach,” Coach Nolting says. “I'm looking forward to sharing my 30+ years of bowling knowledge and experience to help these young ladies be the best student-athletes possible. Through dedication, hard work, and most importantly sportsmanship, I'm confident we can be one of the best teams in the ECC.”

NameKatie O'Bryan
ActivityGirls Golf
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that a mother-daughter duo has been brought aboard to lead the Eagles girls golf program. Current Milford junior varsity coach Katie Leist will move up to head the varsity program, while her mother, Leona Leist, will take over the reigns of the junior varsity program.

“This was a very unique opportunity for us to bring on board a mother-daughter team to lead our girls golf program,” Milford Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka commented. “Katie has done a nice job with our junior varsity program the past two years and was a natural choice to move up to the varsity ranks. Leona has been a long-time educator and coach and we’re delighted to welcome her to Milford as well.”

Katie Leist was a four-year varsity golfer and the pre- and post-season conference champion as a senior at Kings High School where she graduated from in 2011. Following graduation from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Middle Childhood Education, Coach Leist worked for three years as an eighth grade Science teacher in the Middletown City School District. While at Middletown, she started the middle school golf program, before moving on to coach the Varsity Girls Golf Team in 2017 and 2018. Now an eighth grade Science teacher in Loveland City Schools, Coach Leist served as the Milford Junior Varsity Girls Golf Coach for the 2020 and 2021 seasons under former coach Matt Thompson. She is excited about the upcoming season and is thrilled to be coaching alongside the person who first taught her how to play, her mom.

The Leist duo will look to continue the strong run of success at Milford over the last decade that includes the 2021 Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship and a trip to districts as a team in 2020. In all, the Eagles have captured four conference championships since 2012. Two members of the 2021 squad recently announced plans to compete on the college level beginning next fall.

NameGarry Parks
ActivityAll Activities
PositionChess Club Advisor
NameConor Peck
ActivityBoys Lacrosse
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

The Milford Department of Athletics is pleased to welcome Conor Peck as the Eagles new varsity boys lacrosse coach. Coach Peck joins the program after spending the last two years working within the lacrosse program at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

“Coach Peck is an extremely passionate and enthusiastic person who understands how to create a positive culture that our student-athletes will thrive in, on and off the field,” stated Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka. “He’s a true leader of young men and will raise the standard of excellence for our boys lacrosse program. I know he will make an immediate impact on the leadership of the high school team while also bringing together the Milford lacrosse community."

Coach Peck is a Cincinnati native and alumni of Turpin High School and the University of Cincinnati. He spent his childhood enjoying and obsessing over all sports but fell in love with lacrosse while playing in the summertime with his cousins in upstate New York.

While attending UC, Coach Peck became the Head Junior High Coach at Walnut Hills High School, followed by three years as their Head Varsity Coach and Program Builder. In this role, he helped to establish 'Eagles Youth Lacrosse', the first youth lacrosse program in the Cincinnati Public School District.

For the past two seasons, Coach Peck has served as the Head Junior High Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at CHCA. He also coaches the Resolute Cincinnati 2023 team and has a total of six years experience coaching with various select clubs. In addition to field lacrosse, Coach Peck has experience coaching box lacrosse, including with the Resolute Box League, and as a former bench coach for the Cincinnati Flying Pigs Semi-Pro Team of the IBLA.

Coach Peck currently lives in Oakley and works on the Digital Solutions team for First Financial Bank - focusing on their internal digital CRM and crediting tools. He is also a co-founder and board member of a non-profit memorial scholarship foundation honoring a friend and former teammate of his. In his spare time, Coach Peck enjoys being a proud Cincinnati sports fan, traveling, reading, golfing, and spending time with friends and family.

“I’m incredibly excited to be the next head coach of the Milford Eagles boys lacrosse program,” Coach Peck said. “I have a lot of respect for the Milford community, school, Athletic Department and all involved in building lacrosse in the area to this point. I'm excited to work with our guys to continue to grow into one of the best community-based programs in Ohio. We’ll aim to build excellent representatives of our school and program on and off the field, through consistent culture/skill development, while winning a lot of games along the way. Go Eagles!”

NameSamantha Pittenger
ActivityAll Activities
PositionFrench Club Advisor
NameTim Richmond
ActivityBoys Cross Country
PositionHead Coach
coach bio

I am proud to announce the next leader of our Boys Cross Country program, Mr. Timothy Richmond, pending board approval.

Coach Richmond, who is an Intervention Specialist at the Live Oaks School in Milford, brings a wealth of experience in the cross county world having 23 years of coaching background. He's been an assistant coach for the last 12 years at Lakota West, one of the premier running schools in the GMC and Southwest Ohio. Prior to this experience, he was the head cross county coach at Winton Woods for 10 years. Coach Richmond is an extremely passionate man who excels in building relationships and a positive team culture. His influence and energy will be felt immediately by our runners and in our school community.

When offered the position, Coach Richmond had this to say about the MHS program:
"The Milford Cross Country program has had a great reputation for a long time. I look forward to working with the boys to build upon that strong foundation. The Milford community really supports its high school and its sports teams. I'm very excited about being a part of this community. I'm very grateful for this opportunity. I just can't wait to meet the boys and get started! #WingsUp!"

Coach Richmond is excited about meeting his runners and getting to know you all on a more personal level. In the next week or so, we will be planning an in-person meet and greet (if possible) or coordinating a video call so you can meet Coach Richmond and ask any questions you have about the future of the program. Stay tuned as more information will be coming!

NameWindy Robinson
ActivityGirls Lacrosse
PositionVarsity Head Coach
NameAlexa Satek
ActivityAll Activities
PositionHip Hop For Hope Advisor
NameAlexa Satek
ActivityAll Activities
PositionBook Club Advisor
NamePhillip Schaefer
ActivityAll Activities
PositionArt Club Advisor
NamePhillip Schaefer
ActivityAll Activities
PositionPhotography Club Advisor
NameJennifer Schlotman
ActivityCheerleading
PositionHead Varsity Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that Jennifer Schlotman will become the school’s new varsity sideline cheer coach, pending approval of the Milford Exempted Village School District Board of Education. Schlotman brings over 16 years of high school cheerleading coaching experience to the position.

Schlotman returns to the high school cheer coaching ranks following a two-year “retirement.” Prior to the break, she served as the Head Cheerleading Coach at Mariemont High School from 2012-2020. She also spent a season as head coach at Walnut Hills.

"Coach Schlotman is a game changer for our Milford Sideline Cheer program,” Milford Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka stated. “Her presence will be felt immediately with the surplus of knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm she brings to sideline cheer and wants to pour into this program.

“Coach Schlotman brings over 16 years of experience in the high school cheer world,” he continued. “I'm excited about the positive influence she can have on our hard-working young women and men. I’m confident she will work together with our student-athletes to honor existing traditions, while building upon the great tradition and legacy of Milford Cheer. Coach Schlotman will bring immediate credibility and uplift our sideline cheer program to new and unprecedented heights."

“I am incredibly honored and excited to be joining the Milford Cheer family,” Schlotman added. “My energy and enthusiasm for the sport, coupled with my passion and dedication to empower athletes as they work towards achieving and exceed their goals on the sideline is second to none. I look forward to contributing to the exceptional cheer program at Milford and taking the sideline program to new and exciting heights.”

Schlotman launched her high school coaching career with a year and a half stint as head coach at Finneytown High School. She followed that stretch with another year and a half as the freshman and junior varsity coach at Mariemont. Schlotman has also been a private and small group coach for over 25 years.

Away from cheer, Schlotman works as a senior director for Signet Jewelers. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, she earned a Master’s in Business and Educational Administration from Xavier as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy from The Ohio State University.

NameAsif Shah
ActivityBaseball
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that Asif Shah will become the school’s new head baseball coach, pending approval at the next Milford Exempted Village School District board meeting. Shah joins the Eagles after spending the past five years as the head coach at Cincinnati Country Day.

During his tenure at CCD, Shah posted a career record of 66-39, earning the Miami Valley Conference Coach of the Year award in 2021 for leading his squad to the league championship. He was also the Southwest Ohio Baseball Coaches Association Division III Coach of the Year in 2019.

Since August 2020, Shah has been the Assistant General Manager at Five Star Midwest Baseball and is also currently the head coach of the program’s 17U team where he has coached several current Milford players. Additionally, he’s been a long-time instructor at Diamond Baseball Academy locally.

“It’s an exciting day on Eagles Way as we proudly announce Coach Asif Shah as the next leader of our baseball program,” Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka stated. “The game has evolved drastically in the last decade and Coach Asif will bring some modernized concepts, training and influence to our program. He also has a strong track record of player development and great familiarity with our players through his training and travel ball coaching experience. The next generation of Milford Baseball starts now and we are in good hands with Coach Asif at the helm.”

"To say I'm excited about this opportunity would be an understatement,” Coach Shah added. “Milford has a rich tradition of winning baseball and I'm looking forward to adding to it. I'm elated to get to know the kids in the program as well as the rest of this genuine community at Milford."

Prior to his appointment as CCD’s head coach, Shah spent three seasons as an assistant at the school. In 2015-16, Shah served as the head coach at Finneytown High School. He also has two years of experience as an assistant at ECC rival Turpin.

Shah graduated from CCD before embarking on a collegiate playing career that included stops at the University of Akron, Wabash Valley Junior College and Southeast Missouri State. He also played several seasons of independent league baseball in the US and Canada.

Shah inherits a Milford program that has recorded the third-most wins in the Greater Cincinnati area over the last 10 years, capturing five Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships during that span.

NameJim Siciliano
ActivityBoys Volleyball
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

Milford Position(s):
- Boys Volleyball Head Coach (2014-present)

Related School Experience: 
- MHS Social Studies teacher (2004-present)
- Assistant Boys Volleyball Coach (2004-2014)
- Assistant Football Coach

High School Alma Mater: 
- Archbishop Moeller High School

College Alma Mater(s):
- Undergraduate ~ Miami University (Oxford, OH)
- Graduate ~ Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

High School and College Sports Played:
- High School ~ Boys Volleyball, Football

Honors/Achievements/Awards:
- League Honors, Southwest Ohio Honors, City Honors (Football)

Additional Information:
Jim and his wife Tiffany are the parents of two sons (Jae and Kason) and a daughter (Ella). Jim has coached volleyball for Milford and Moeller and coached football for Milford, Purcell Marian, and Madeira. He has also been a girl’s volleyball coach in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

NameHarry Smith
ActivityAll Activities
PositionVideo Gaming Club Advisor
NameTaylor Smith
ActivityAll Activities
PositionNational Honor Society Advisor
NameHarry Smith
ActivityAll Activities
PositionGay/Straight Alliance Advisor
NameHarry Smith
ActivityAll Activities
PositionAcademic Team Coach
NameHarry Smith
ActivityAll Activities
PositionTabletop Roleplaying Game Club Advisor
NameDrew Steinbrecher
ActivityAll Activities
PositionWinter Guard Instructor
NameMegan Stilwell
ActivityGirls Swimming & Diving
PositionHead Swimming Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of former NCAA All-American Megan (Tomes) Stillwell as its next head boys and girls swimming coach. She joins the Eagles after serving the last several years as the girls head coach at her alma mater, Eastern Cincinnati Conference rival Anderson High School.

During her high school swimming career, she set many school and pool records and was a three-time state champion and an All-American in every high school swimming event. As a collegiate at the University of Tennessee, she was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, was an NCCA Division I All American and an SEC top-8 qualifier all four years. She attended the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials, with her best finish being in the top-50 in the world at the time. She has a Bachelor's degree in Human Ecology with a focus in Nutrition from UT.

“I’m excited to bring my experiences from my past successful swimming journey and my coaching knowledge to Milford High School,” Coach Stillwell says. “I’m very eager to lead this great group of swimmers to new levels of achievement.”

In addition to her high school coaching duties, Stillwell also coaches summer club swimming. Outside of coaching, she and her husband, Kevin are the parents to three boys: Crosby (7), Colton (6) and Callan (4).

"We are beyond ecstatic to welcome Coach Stilwell as the next leader of the Milford Eagles swimming program,” stated Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka. “She has an illustrious background and has competed at some of the highest levels in the sport. I know she will have an immediate impact on the individual development of our swimmers and elevate our program to new heights. We’re very fortunate to have someone of her caliber at MHS and can't wait to get her started working with our student-athletes!"

NameMegan Stilwell
ActivityBoys Swimming & Diving
PositionHead Swimming Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of former NCAA All-American Megan (Tomes) Stillwell as its next head boys and girls swimming coach. She joins the Eagles after serving the last several years as the girls head coach at her alma mater, Eastern Cincinnati Conference rival Anderson High School.

During her high school swimming career, she set many school and pool records and was a three-time state champion and an All-American in every high school swimming event. As a collegiate at the University of Tennessee, she was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, was an NCCA Division I All American and an SEC top-8 qualifier all four years. She attended the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials, with her best finish being in the top-50 in the world at the time. She has a Bachelor's degree in Human Ecology with a focus in Nutrition from UT.

“I’m excited to bring my experiences from my past successful swimming journey and my coaching knowledge to Milford High School,” Coach Stillwell says. “I’m very eager to lead this great group of swimmers to new levels of achievement.”

In addition to her high school coaching duties, Stillwell also coaches summer club swimming. Outside of coaching, she and her husband, Kevin are the parents to three boys: Crosby (7), Colton (6) and Callan (4).

"We are beyond ecstatic to welcome Coach Stilwell as the next leader of the Milford Eagles swimming program,” stated Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka. “She has an illustrious background and has competed at some of the highest levels in the sport. I know she will have an immediate impact on the individual development of our swimmers and elevate our program to new heights. We’re very fortunate to have someone of her caliber at MHS and can't wait to get her started working with our student-athletes!"

NameMatt Tolliver
ActivityGirls Basketball
PositionVarsity Head Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics, under the direction of Aaron Zupka, is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Tolliver as the Eagles’ new varsity girls basketball head coach. Coach Tolliver, whose hiring is pending by the Milford Board of Education, joins the Eagles after spending the past two seasons at Edgewood High School.

Last year, in his first full season as the varsity head coach at Edgewood, Coach Tolliver led the Cougars to one of the best seasons in the school’s history. Named the Southwest District and Southwest Ohio Conference Coach of the Year for his efforts, Coach Tolliver’s squad finished the regular season 20-2 and unbeaten in conference play.

"I'm ecstatic to announce Matt Tolliver as the next leader of our girls basketball program,” Director Zupka stated. “Anytime you can bring in a person of his caliber who has experience building a successful program and is a proven winner, there's a lot to be excited about. Our girls are going to love his fast-paced, energetic style of play and it's going to be a great brand of basketball to watch.

“Coach Tolliver has high expectations for our returning team to compete for a league championship immediately,” Zupka continued. “Our hope is to build a comprehensive program that our young ladies will be excited to be a part of and develop talent that will push us to be a perennial power in the ECC and Southwest Ohio year in and year out.”

Prior to his one year as Edgewood’s head coach and a season as a Cougar assistant, Coach Tolliver spent eight seasons building the girls basketball program at Little Miami High School. Among his coaching accomplishments between Little Miami and Edgewood are four conference championships, two sectional finals appearances and three conference coach of the year awards. Over his last four years as a head coach, Tolliver owns a record of 70-25.

NameMark Trout
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionJunior High Athletic Director
NameErin Vore
ActivityAll Activities
PositionReflector/Newspaper Advisor
NameErin Vore
ActivityAll Activities
PositionDebate Team Advisor
NameErin Vore
ActivityAll Activities
PositionStudent Council Advisor
NameGeoff Wahl
ActivityAll Activities
PositionOutdoor Explorers Advisor
NameAlicia Wall
ActivityCheerleading
PositionCompetition Cheer Coordinator
NameLiza Walsh
ActivityAll Activities
PositionOutdoor Explorers Advisor
NameJessi Wendelken
ActivityDance
PositionHead Coach
coach bio

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is excited to welcome Jessi Wendelken, a 2017 graduate of Milford, back home as the school’s new dance coach. Wendelken boasts an impressive resume that includes a member of the nationally renown University of Cincinnati Dance Team as well as a year as a Ben-gal cheerleader.

"It's a full circle moment being given the opportunity to coach my old high school dance team,” Wendelken stated. “I am so excited to give this program everything I have to offer!”

Since her graduation from Milford, Wendelken was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of UC and a four-year member of the Bearcat Dance Team. Even prior to graduating from Milford, she was an instructor at Dance Etc., a role she continues today. Last fall, Wendelken had the opportunity to cheer for the Cincinnati Bengals, getting to perform at the team’s first Super Bowl appearance in over 30 years.

"It's a proud day for Milford High School to welcome back home accomplished 2017 alumnus Coach Jessi Wendelken,” Milford Athletic Director Aaron Zupka said. “You won't find someone more passionate and qualified about teaching dance than her. Jessi has danced/cheered at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels and her connection to our community and local dance studios will be extremely beneficial to our student-athletes. We’re excited to bring in a brilliant dance mind like Jessi and continue to build our program at Milford to an elite level."

Coach Wendelken will take over a Milford Dance program that has captured the last two Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.

NameMatthew West
ActivityAll Activities
PositionOne World Many Cultures Advisor
NameEmily Williams
ActivityAll Activities
PositionSpanish Club
NameAaron Zupka
ActivityAthletics Staff
PositionAthletic Director
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