Coach Daulton - Head Coach
The 2017 season marks Coach Daulton's 5th season as head coach of the Rockets. Coach Daulton also serves as the special teams coordinator, offensive line coach, and assists with the defensive backs. He is a teacher at Berne Union High School where he coordinates the Rocket Academy online class program.
Coach Daulton previously taught and coached as an assistant at Logan Elm High School for three years, and Bloom Carroll High School for two years. During his tenure at Logan Elm he coached the tailbacks, quarterbacks, defensive backs, linebackers and in 2012 served as defensive coordinator. While at Bloom Carroll he coached tailbacks, defensive ends, linebackers, and also served as defensive coordinator in 2009. Coach Daulton attended Muskingum College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education. In 2013 he earned his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. Coach, his wife, Cary, a kindergarten teacher for Bloom Carroll Local Schools, and son currently reside in Lithopolis.
Coach Cupp - Varsity Assistant
Coach Cupp has been at Berne Union for five seasons. He will be taking over the offensive play-calling duties this season after having served as the offensive coordinator in 2015 and will once again serve as the team's video coordinator this season as well. Coach Cupp previously worked as Circleville High School's video coordinator for two years. Coach Cupp is responsible for coaching the quarterbacks and defensive line for the Rockets. He teaches government and economics at Berne Union High School.
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 Hurps- Varsity Assistant
This will be Coach Hurps' 12th year of coaching football, and third as part of the Rockets program. He served 2015 as the Jr. High head coach. This season Coach Hurps will once again be the varsity defensive coordinator while also coaching linebackers and tailbacks. 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 Educaiton & 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 children reside in Pickerington.
Coach Shoemaker- Varsity Assistant
This is Coach Shoemaker's 4th year as a member of the Rockets football coaching staff. Coach Shoe is back on the varsity staff this season after being the Jr. High head coach in 2016. He previously served as a volunteer varsity assistant and will focus this year on assisting with the offense. Coach Shoe has been a long time member of Rockets athletics, serving as the varsity girls basketball coach and is still currently coaching the JV boys basketball team. He resides in Sugar Grove with his wife, Kelly, and their children.
Coach Melton- Varsity Assistant
The 2017 season will be Coach Melton’s first year at Berne Union. Coach Melton will be coaching Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs. He will be 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.