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New head coach named for Centerville High School football team

Brent Ullery has been named interim head football coach at Centerville High School by Centerville City Schools. (Photo courtesy Centerville Schools)

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Brent Ullery has been named interim head football coach at Centerville High School by Centerville City Schools.

Ullery was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Elks from 1999-2002, and went on to be a 5-year walk-on, 1-year letter winner, wide receiver for The Ohio State University Football Team. During his time there, the team won three Big Ten championships, took home 3 bowl wins and 2 national championship appearances.

He began his coaching career after graduating from OSU in 2008, starting at Centerville, moving to Dublin Coffman High School, and then 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."

The Centerille Board of Education is expected to approve Ullery's contrat during their April 24 meeting. He will replace Rodney Roberts, who resigned in March after 3 years with the head coach job.

He is the son of Centerville coach Ron Ullery, who worked with the Elks until 2013.

"I am very excited to have Brent Ullery as our new head football coach," Athletic Director Rob Dement said. "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 pf what 'Elk Pride' means to the great alumni of this program."

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