Staff Directory

Coaches & Adviser Directory 

Name

Activity

Position

Email

Pete Babinec Wrestling Varsity/ JV Head Coach more details
email Email: babinec53@gmail.com 

Phone: 513.315.3338

Current Milford Position(s):
- Wrestling Head Coach
- Former MJHS Asst. Football Coach
- Former MHS Asst. Wrestling Coach

Related School Experience: 
- 20+ years coaching wrestling at MJHS and MHS.
- Adjunct Instructor at UC DAAP (2005 – 2010)

High School Alma Mater: 
- St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH, 1979

College Alma Mater(s):
- Undergraduate ~ Kent State, B of Arch, 1986

High School and College Sports Played:
- High School ~ Cross Country, Wrestling

Honors/Achievements/Awards:
- Registered Architect, State of Ohio
- The Construction Specifications Institute, Great Lakes Regional President-Elect
Cincinnati Chapter President

Additional Information:
- Pete lives in Milford with wife Debbie and their boxer pup Lucy. Pete is the Specifications Director for GBBN Architects.
- Children: Jason, MHS 96 (Nichole) and Amy, MHS 98 (Shannon Martin)

Pete Babinec
Joe Cambron Boys Basketball Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: cambron_j@milfordschools.org

Phone: 513-576-2236

Current Milford Position(s):
- Boys Basketball Head Coach (2002-Present)
- MHS Physical Education Teacher (2002-Present)

High School Alma Mater: St. Johns CDS (Orange Park, FL)

College Alma Mater(s):
- Undergraduate ~ Flagler College (St. Augustine, FL)
- Graduate ~ University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

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

Honors/Achievements/Awards:
- College coach for 12 years (8 assistant, 4 head-LaGrange College)
- College Head Coach at 29 years old
- 2006-07 & 2014-15 District 16 Division 1 Coach of the Year
- 2010 inductee into St. Johns CDS Athletic Hall of Fame
- 2010-11 FAVC Conference Champions
- 2010-11 FAVC Coach of the Year
- 2014-15 ECC Conference Co-Champions
- 2014-15 ECCC Coach of the Year
- Led 2014-15 team to school records for wins in a season (22) and consecutive wins (18), along with Milford's first OHSAA District finals appearance in over 40 years
- Led program to 10 consecutive winning seasons and at least 12 victories in each
- Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 16 President

Additional Information:
Joe lives in Milford with his wife Colleen, sons Cole and Caleb, and daughter Molly. All three of the Cambron children attend Milford schools and Colleen also plays the piano for the high school and junior high music departments. Joe is an avid paddler, mountain biker and hiker/camper.

Joe Cambron
Corey Dauw Girls Swimming & Diving Head Swimming Coach more details
email Email: dauw_c@milfordschools.org

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Head Swim Coach (2018-Present)

Related School Experience:

  • MHS Assistant Coach (2005-2013)
  • Milford Area Swim Team Coach (2005-Present)

High School Alma Mater: Milford High School (2001)

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Swimming and Water Polo
  • College ~ Water Polo

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • USA Swimming Certified Coach

Additional Information: Coach Dauw lives in Batavia, Ohio and is currently the head coach for the Milford Area Swim Team. When not coaching swimming, Coach Dauw enjoys swimming himself, having competed in a few meets recently.

Corey Dauw
Corey Dauw Boys Swimming & Diving Head Swimming Coach more details
email Email: dauw_c@milfordschools.org

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Head Swim Coach (2018-Present)

Related School Experience:

  • MHS Assistant Coach (2005-2013)
  • Milford Area Swim Team Coach (2005-Present)

High School Alma Mater: Milford High School (2001)

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Swimming and Water Polo
  • College ~ Water Polo

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • USA Swimming Certified Coach

Additional Information: Coach Dauw lives in Batavia, Ohio and is currently the head coach for the Milford Area Swim Team. When not coaching swimming, Coach Dauw enjoys swimming himself, having competed in a few meets recently.

Corey Dauw
Dave Fallis Girls Basketball Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: fallis_d@milfordschools.org

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach (2018-Present)

Related School Experience:

  • Bethel-Tate HS Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach (2009-2018)

High School Alma Mater: Archbishop McNicholas High School

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Basketball

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • 2017 SBAAC American League Champions Bethel-Tate HS
  • 2017 Sectional Championship Bethel-Tate HS (Girls Basketball)
  • 2017 District Runner-Up Bethel-Tate HS (Girls Basketball)
  • 2017 SBAAC National Coach of the Year Bethel-Tate HS
  • 2016 Sectional Championship Bethel-Tate HS (Girls Basketball)
  • 2016 District Championship Bethel-Tate HS (Girls Basketball)
  • 2016 Regional Appearance Bethel-Tate HS (Girls Basketball)
  • 2011 SBAAC American Coach of the Year (Girls Basketball)

Additional Information:

Dave currently resides in Bethel, Ohio with his wife Karen and their son Sean. Dave works in the banking industry in the Milford area and his wife is a newborn intensive care nurse. The Fallis’ enjoy vacationing in warm weather on the beach.

Dave Fallis
James Ficklin Girls Bowling Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: 125jficklin@gmail.com

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Head Coach, Boys and Girls Bowling (2018 – present)

Related School Experience:

  • Walnut Hills Head Bowling Coach (Girls) 2007 - 2017

High School Alma Mater:

  • Central Vocational High        

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Undergraduate ~ Univerity of Cincinnati

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Football

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • M.V.P. Football 1965

Additional Information:

  • Starting bowling in 1967
  • Coached Basketball

Coach Ficklin and wife of 51 years, Lynette, have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

James Ficklin
James Ficklin Boys Bowling Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: 125jficklin@gmail.com

Current Milford Position(s):

  • Head Coach, Boys and Girls Bowling (2018 – present)

Related School Experience:

  • Walnut Hills Head Bowling Coach (Girls) 2007 - 2017

High School Alma Mater:

  • Central Vocational High        

College Alma Mater(s):

  • Undergraduate ~ Univerity of Cincinnati

High School and College Sports Played:

  • High School ~ Football

Honors/Achievements/Awards:

  • M.V.P. Football 1965

Additional Information:

  • Starting bowling in 1967
  • Coached Basketball

Coach Ficklin and wife of 51 years, Lynette, have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

 

 

James Ficklin
Emma Frye Girls Swimming & Diving Head Diving Coach more details
email Email: frye_e@milfordschools.org

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.

Emma Frye
Emma Frye Boys Swimming & Diving Head Diving Coach more details
email Email: frye_e@milfordschools.org

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.

Emma Frye
Christy Gregory Cheerleading Varsity Head Coach more details
email Email: gregory_c@milfordschools.org

Phone: 513.576.2351

Current Milford Position(s):
- Cheerleading Head Coach (2012-Present)
- Softball Head Coach (2002-Present)
- MHS Social Studies Teacher (2001-Present)

Related School Experience: 
- Sycamore HS Softball Freshman Coach (1997-2000) 

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.

Christy Gregory
Holly Phelps Dance Head Coach more details
email Email: milforddance@gmail.com

Current Milford Position(s):
-  Milford Dance Team Head Coach

Related School Experience:
- Milford Dance Team Assistant Coach (2012-2014)
- Turpin Dance Team Choreographer (2010-2015)

High School Alma Mater:
- Milford High School(Milford, OH), 2008

High School and College Sports Played:
- Milford High School Dance Team (2005-2008)

Professional Dance Experience:
- Kings Island, Dancer (2007-2010)
- Exhale Dance Tribe, Company Dancer (2007-2010)
- Dance Studio Teacher/Choreographer, (2009-Present)
- Dance Competition Judge, (2013-Present)
- Dance Studio Owner, Hollywood Dance Company, LLC, (2014-Present)

Additional Information:
- Holly lives in Batavia, OH with her husband, Nolan, and poodle, Sonny. Holly owns her own dance studio in Batavia and has won numerous awards with her students and choreography regionally and nationally. She is so excited to be back with Milford Dance Team! Go Eagles!

Holly Phelps