Coach Hurps- Head Coach
The 2019 season will be Coach Hurps' second year as head coach of the Rockets, and 14th year of coaching football. This is his fifth year as part of the Rockets program, and he looks to continue building on last season's playoff berth. He was previously the head football coach at Fisher Catholic High School for four seasons. He was an assistant coach at Muskingum University for three years and began his coaching career at Newark Catholic High School as an assistant for two years.
Coach Hurps is a Physical Education & Health teacher at Berne Union. He played collegiately at the University of Dayton as tailback and was a four-year letterman. He and his wife, Alicia, and their three children reside in Hebron.
Coach Snively - Offensive Coordinator
This will be Coach Snively’s second year with Berne Union and his 8th year as a coach. Prior to Berne Union Coach Snively spent five years as an offensive skills coach at Lancaster High School. There, he coached wide receivers and wingbacks. He also served as the Special Teams Coordinator in 2017. Prior to coaching at Lancaster, he spent one season coaching wide receivers at Hilliard Darby High School.
Coach Snively is an Intervention Specialist at Berne Union and also is the Director of Athletics for Berne Union Local Schools. He played collegiately at Muskingum University as a wide receiver and Punter and was a four-year letter winner. He and his wife, BethAnn, and their two children, reside in Lancaster.
Coach Eyerman - Defensive Coordinator
This will be Coach Eyerman's second year with Berne Union. Coach Eyerman spent the previous three years at New Richmond High School in Indiana, and the last two as defensive coordinator. Prior to coaching at New Richmond he coached with Coach Hurps at Fisher Catholic as defensive coordinator and offensive line coach for two years.
Coach Eyerman works at Lancaster Sherman Middle School. Coach Eyerman played collegiately at Bethany College. He and his Wife, Mallory, reside in Somerset.
Coach Cupp - Varsity Assistant
Coach Cupp has been at Berne Union for six seasons. He has served as the offensive coordinator in 2017 & 2015. He will once again serve as the team's video coordinator this season. Coach Cupp previously worked as Circleville High School's video coordinator for two years. Coach Cupp is responsible for coaching the offensive line and defensive line for the Rockets. He teaches government and economics at Berne Union High School. Coach Cupp is also the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for Berne Union.
Coach Cupp graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Adolescent to Young Adult Social Studies Education. He and his wife, Ashley, reside in Sugar Grove with their dog Wrigley.
Coach Melton- Varsity Assistant
The 2019 season will be Coach Melton’s third year at Berne Union. Coach Melton will be coaching running backs and Defensive Backs, and serve as the Special Teams Coordinator. He is the Physical Education teacher for Berne Union Elementary.
Coach Melton previously taught and coached at Bridgeport High School for four years, two seasons as Head Coach. Until that time, he coached at Lucas High School for two seasons. While at Bridgeport he coached Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs, Linebackers and Defensive Backs and served one season as Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator. During his two seasons at Lucas he coached Running Backs and Defensive Backs and served as the JV Offensive Coordinator. Coach Melton graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2013 but previously attended Malone University where he played Defensive Back for three seasons. Coach Melton resides in Lancaster.