Staff Directory

Coaches & Adviser Directory 

Name

Activity

Position

Email

Dave Ackerman Boys Cross Country Head Coach more details
email Email: ackerman_d@milfordschools.org

Phone: 513-576-2300

Current Milford Position(s): 
- Varsity Boys’ or Girls’ Cross Country Head Coach (1990-Present)

- MHS Math Teacher (1990-Present)

Previous School Coaching Experience: 
- Varsity Boys’ Track Assistant Coach (1990-1995; 2016-2018)
- Varsity Boys’ Track Head Coach (1996-1999)
- Varsity Boys’ Track Head Coach (2013)

Hometown: Milford, OH

High School Alma Mater: Milford High School

College Alma Mater: 
- Undergraduate: DePaul University
- Graduate: Northern Kentucky University

High School and College Sports Played:
- High School: track and cross country
- College: track and cross country

Coaching Honors/Achievements/Awards:
- 2001 SWOTCCCA Coach of the Year
- 2007 FAVC Coach of the Year
- 2008 FAVC Coach of the Year
- Coached six Regional Qualifiers in cross country
- Coached three State Qualifiers in cross country
- Coached four State Qualifiers in track

Additional Information:
Dave’s family includes his wife Heather, Milford class of 1986, and daughters Katie and Claire.

 

 

Dave Ackerman
Brian Croston Boys Soccer Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: croston_b@milfordschools.org

Phone: 513-576-2346

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)

Brian  Croston
Amy Gill Girls Volleyball Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: gill_a@milfordschools.org

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.

Amy Gill
Tom Grippa Football Head Coach more details
email Email: grippa_t@milfordschools.org

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

Tom Grippa
Jill Helms Girls Soccer Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: helms_j@milfordschools.org

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

Jill Helms
Andy Horn Boys Golf Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: ahorn72@yahoo.com

Phone: 513-319-5531

Andy Horn
Matt Jorden Girls Cross Country Head Coach more details
email Email: jorden_m@milfordschools.org

Phone: 513-248-3465

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.

Matt Jorden
Jennifer Marks Girls Water Polo Head Coach more details
email Email: marks_j@milfordschools.org Jennifer Marks
Jennifer Marks Boys Water Polo Head Coach more details
email Email: marks_j@milfordschools.org Jennifer Marks
Michael Neverman Girls Tennis Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: michaelneverman@gmail.com Michael Neverman
Matt Thompson Girls Golf Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: thompson_matt@milfordschools.org

Phone: 513-617-9062

Current Milford Position(s):
- Girls’ Golf Head Coach (2016-Present)
- MJHS Eighth Grade Science Teacher (2007-2008 and 2010-Present)

Related School Experience:
- Milford Boys’ JV Golf Coach (2010-2015)
- Mulberry Elementary Fifth Grade Teacher (2008-2010)
- Milford Girls’ Junior High Golf Coach (2008-2010)
- Milford Boys’ and Girls’ Junior High Tennis Coach (2007-2008)

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

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

High School and College Sports Played:
- High School ~ Golf, Tennis

Additional Information:
In my free time I enjoy golfing and working in my yard at my house in Milford. I also like spending time on the Little Miami River in a canoe or kayak.

Matt Thompson