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Upper Arlington Track and Field Coaches

Bryan Ferres                                                                                     

Coaching Position: Head Men’s Track and Field Coach (2018-present) Throws

Previous Coaching Experience –  Varsity Assistant Track & Field:  Tiffin University (2008), Toledo Ottawa Hills (2009), Cincinnati Finneytown (2010), Fremont Ross (2011-12), Central Crossing (2014-16), Upper Arlington (2017) Middle School Football: Hamilton (2009), Port Clinton (2010-11), Upper Arlington (2017-present)  Varsity Assistant Basketball: Fremont Ross (2010-12)

College/Colleges Degrees –  BS in Physical Education - Miami University (2008), MBA in Athletic Administration- Ohio University (2012) Health Education - The Ohio State University (2016)

Occupation/Job: Health/Physical Education Teacher at Ecole Kenwood, Columbus City Schools

High School: Port Clinton (2004)

Athletic experience:  High School:  Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field

College: Football and Track & Field (Otterbein & Miami University)

Family: Coach Ferres resides in Upper Arlington with his wife, Maegan.  They have a Golden Doodle named Pearl. 


Courtney Ruppert                                                                                

Coaching Position: Head Women’s Track and Field Coach (2020-present) Mid-Distance

Previous Coaching Experience – Hastings (UA) Middle School Track (5 years), Hastings (UA) Middle School Cross Country (3 years), Hastings (UA) 8th Grade Volleyball (1 year)

College/Colleges Degrees – The Ohio State University, B.A., M.A. (Psychology)

Occupation/Job: Adjunct Professor, Psychology (Columbus State Community College), Director of Operations (Detillion Landscaping Co.)

High School: Unioto High School (1998) (Chillicothe, OH)

Athletic experience:  High School volleyball, basketball, track & field Post College: 8 marathons

Family: Courtney resides in Upper Arlington, with her husband Ted they have two children (Caroline, 7th grade @ Hastings; Jake, 5th grade @ Wickliffe), 2 dogs, 1 cat at home and 4 equine friends at my family's farm



Allison Ewing                                                                                    

Coaching Position: Distance (2019-present) Head Girls Cross Country (2020-present)

College/Colleges Degrees – BS in Human Development and Family Sciences from The Ohio State University (2012)

Occupation/Job: Behavior Specialist, Highland Elementary - Columbus City Schools

High School: Upper Arlington (2007)

Athletic experience: High School: Cross Country, Swimming, Track and Field. 

Adam Oliver                                                                                      

Coaching Position:  Mid Distance (2020 to present)

Previous Coaching Experience –  Jones Middle School 7th Grade Head Football Coach (1996-2000), 8th Grade Jones Head Football Coach (2001-Present)

College/Colleges Degrees –  Ohio Dominican College (2002) B.S. in Middle Childhood Education, Ohio Dominican Unversity (2007) Master in Education

Occupation/Job: 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Jones Middle School (2003 - to Present)

High School: Upper Arlington (1996)

Athletic experience:  Member of the Upper Arlington Football Team (1992-1996)

Family: Coach Oliver resides in Upper Arlington with his wife, Ali.  They have two boys, Aidan and Alex.  Aidan is a Junior at UAHS  and is on the football & track teams.  Alex is a 5th grader at Wickliffe Elementary School.

Kyle Roberts                                                                                    

Coaching Position: Throws (2021) 

Previous Coaching Experience Head 7th Grade Football Coach at Jones Middle School (2015-Present) Head JV Baseball Coach at Johnstown ( 2016-2018)

College/Colleges Degrees – BA in Healthcare Administration & Finance - Mount Union University (2014) MBA  in-Healthcare Specialization- Northcentral University (2016) 

Occupation/Job: Healthcare Administration - The Ohio State University Health System

High School: Meadowbrook (2011) Byesville OH

Athletic experience: High School: Football, Basketball, Baseball

College: Football - University of Mount Union

Family: Kyle is married to his wife Jenna, they have one daughter (Charlie), and a Dog named Oliver

Daniel Rohrs                                                                                    

Coaching Position:  Jumps (2018-Present) 

Previous Coaching Experience – Assistant Coach at Upper Arlington (1985-1995, 1997-2000) The Head Girls Coach at Upper Arlington (2001-2008)

College/Colleges Degrees – BS in Mathematics, BS in Education - Miami University (1984), MA in Mathematics - the Ohio State University (2001)

Occupation/Job:  Mathematics Teacher at Upper Arlington HS

High School: Upper Arlington (1979)

Athletic experience: High School: Football, Basketball, Track & Field.

College: Track & Field - Miami University 

Family: Dan is married to his Wife - Libbie of 31 years in March, 2021 and they have three sons - Austin (24), Wesley (19), Carson (17)

Becky szabo                                                                                     

Coaching Position: Pole Vault (2021)

Previous Coaching Experience – University of Akron Weekly High School Track Clinic Pole Vault Coach (2016-2019)

College/Colleges Degrees – BS Biomedical Engineering -University of Akron (2017), MS Health and Rehabilitation Sciences- The Ohio State University (2021*)

Occupation/Job: Family Medicine Residency Coordinator at Ohio State University

High School: North Olmsted (2013)

Athletic experience: High School: Cross Country, & Track and Field,

College: Track and Field (University of Akron)

Family: Becky has a Corgi named Pi 

Elena Schmitt                                                                                     

Coaching Position:  Sprints (2019 - present) 

College/Colleges Degrees –  BS Physical Education- The Ohio State University (2013) Health Licensure from The Ohio State University (2016)

Occupation/Job: Physical Education Teacher at Valley View & Lindbergh Elementary - Columbus City Schools

High School: Warren G. Harding (2008)

Athletic experience:  High School- Soccer & Track and Field 

Family: Coach Schmitt resides in Upper Arlington with her Husband , Andrew.  They have a Golden Retriever named Layla

Phil Wright                                                                                     

Coaching Position: Sprints, Hurdles, Relays (2018-Present)

Previous Coaching Experience – Girls Cross Country Varsity Assistant - Upper Arlington (2020-Present)  Track & Field Varsity Assistant: Team Ohio Track Club, Inc. (2007 to present); St. Francis DeSales High School (Spring 2012); Bishop Watterson High School (Fall 2012 through Spring 2017); Private off-season track and field coaching and private strength and conditioning training (Winter 2015 to present).

College/Colleges Degrees –  B.A. in Psychology; University of California, Los Angeles, J.D. Capital University Law School, 

Occupation/Job: Attorney at Law, Arbitrator, Administrative Hearing Examiner, Certified USATF Level 2 Track and Field Coach, Certified Specialist in Strength and Conditioning – Level 2; USATF Ohio Board Member (Volunteer); USATF Ohio Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee Chair (Volunteer)

High School: Valley View (1988), Germantown, Ohio

Athletic experience:  High School: Track & Field.

College: Track & Field -Unattached,  

Post College: USA Track and Field, The North, Central American & Caribbean Masters Track and Field,  World Masters Athletics Track and Field.