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Brian Croston Boys Soccer Varsity Head Coach more details

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

- 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

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



  • 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

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



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

Nick Haller Boys Water Polo Head Coach more details

Nicholas Haller, currently a Milford High School social studies teacher and assistant swim coach, will be the school’s next boys head water polo coach, Milford Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka is pleased to announce. Haller’s hiring is pending approval by the Milford Exempted Village School District Board of Education.

Since graduating from Miami (OH) University in 2021 where he was a Division I student-athlete, Haller has been with Milford High School, first as a substitute, then a long-term sub and now as a teacher of Financial Literacy and AP US History in the social studies department. He also recently completed his second season as a swim coach for the Eagles with head coach Megan Stilwell.

“It's a monumental day for the Milford Boys Water Polo program as we announce Nick Haller as our new head coach,” Zupka stated. “Coach Haller has had an illustrious career in the high school, club, and collegiate swimming world and we are excited for him to take his talents to our boys water polo program! He will be a familiar face around campus with already being involved coaching the MHS swim program the last two years. I know he will work diligently to expand the crossover between polo and swimming athletes. At Milford, we have a proud tradition of water polo and Coach Haller will only add to that legacy of excellence.”

While at Miami pursuing his BS in Education, Haller was a four-year member of the RedHawks swimming and diving program. He was a three-time Mid-American Conference All-Academic Team member, while helping the squad to a pair of conference championships. Prior to Miami, he was a multi-time All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference performer and state qualifier at Anderson High School.

“I am beyond excited to begin working with the Milford High School men's water polo team as the new head coach,” Haller added. This is a wonderful opportunity to translate my knowledge and success with the Milford swim team into water polo. It is my desire to push every athlete to be the best possible version of themselves both in and out of the pool. I look forward to working with the team to build on past success and achieve even more in the coming season."

Nick Haller
Jill Helms Girls Soccer Varsity Head Coach more details

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


  • 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

Phone: 513-319-5531

Andy Horn
Matt Jorden Girls Cross Country Head Coach more details

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



  • 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
Michael Neverman Girls Tennis Varsity Head Coach more details
Email: Michael Neverman
Katie O'Bryan Girls Golf Varsity Head Coach more details

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.

Tim Richmond Boys Cross Country Head Coach more details

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!

Tim Richmond
Kate Schaeffer Girls Water Polo Head Coach more details

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Kate Schaeffer as the new leader of the Eagles’ Girls Water Polo program. A 2017 graduate of Milford, Schaeffer currently works as an elementary teacher in the West Clermont school district in addition to serving as the Assistant Manager at the Miami Hills Swim and Tennis Club.

“We are ecstatic to bring another Eagle back home to Milford High School,” state Milford Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka. “Coach Schaeffer walked the hallways at MHS as a student and understands what the program means for our inspiring young women who have a great passion for the sport. I'm excited to bring in someone with her background in education who really understands how to develop positive relationships with our student-athletes. Coach Schaeffer's passion, energy, and enthusiasm will resonate with our girls immediately and I'm confident she will take our girls water polo program to new levels of growth and success! It's a proud day to welcome Coach Kate Schaeffer back home to MHS!”

A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Schaeffer has held various roles at the Miami Hills Swim and Tennis Club in Milford, including swim coach and lesson instructor.

“I am so excited to come back home to coach,” Schaeffer said “This program meant so much to me in high school and I can’t wait to carry that on to new players. Water polo helped to shape me into the person and teacher I am today and I hope to make that same impression on this team! I am thrilled to get started and help others fall in love with the sport! Go Eagles!”

Schaeffer’s hiring will be official upon approval by the Milford Exempted Village School District board.

Kate Schaeffer
Alicia Wall Cheerleading Head Coach/Competition Cheer Coordinator more details
Email: Alicia Wall
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