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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)

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.

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

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
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.

NameJennifer Marks
ActivityBoys Water Polo
PositionHead Coach
NameJennifer Marks
ActivityGirls Water Polo
PositionHead Coach
NameMichael Neverman
ActivityGirls Tennis
PositionVarsity Head Coach
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.

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!

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.

NameAlicia Wall
ActivityCheerleading
PositionCompetition Cheer Coordinator
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