Centerville City Schools has named Brent Ullery as interim head football coach at Centerville High School.
An alumnus of Centerville High School, Ullery was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Elks from 1999-2002. He was a 5-year walk-on, 1-year letter winner, wide receiver for The Ohio State University football team that included three Big Ten championships, three bowl wins and two national championship appearances.
After graduating from OSU in 2008, he began his coaching career, first at Centerville, then at Dublin Coffman High School, before returning to Centerville as a math teacher and assistant varsity coach in 2014.
“I grew up in Centerville football, and I am excited to lead the program at my alma mater,” Ullery said. “My desire to better the program is equal to my desire to positively impact the lives of the players as they grow into young men.”
Ullery’s contract is expected to be approved by the Centerville Board of Education during its April 24 meeting. He replaces Rodney Roberts, who resigned in March after three years as Centerville’s head coach. He is the son of longtime Centerville coach Ron Ullery, who coached the Elks until 2013.
“I am very excited to have Brent Ullery as our new head football coach,” said Athletic Director Rob Dement. “Coach Ullery takes over from one of the finest coaches in the Miami Valley in Rodney Roberts, and I am confident that Brent will take the pieces that are currently working and combine those with the traditions that have made Centerville Football such a great program. Brent also brings to the table a unique understanding of what ‘Elk Pride’ means to the great alumni of this program.”
Centerville High School has more than 2,800 students in ninth through 12th grade. Centerville City Schools serve more than 8,100 students in Centerville and Washington Township in southwest Ohio, offering a variety of educational programs to a diverse student population. The district operates 13 school buildings, as well as two preschools and a bus facility accommodating and servicing more than 100 buses. Visit www.centerville.k12.oh.us for more information.