Coach Hurps- Head Coach
The 2021 season will be Coach Hurps' fourth year as head coach of the Rockets, and 16th year of coaching football. This is his seventh year as part of the Rockets program, and has led the Rockets to two playoff berths and an MSL Championship in 2020. His record as Head Coach with Berne Union is 20-10. 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 Eyerman - Defensive Coordinator
This will be Coach Eyerman's fourth 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 Lancaster.
Coach Melton- Varsity Assistant
The 2021 season will be Coach Melton’s fifth year at Berne Union. Coach Melton will be coaching Wide Receivers 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 is the Physical Education teacher for Berne Union Elementary, and resides in Lancaster.
Coach Kerns- Varsity Assistant
The 2021 season will be Coach Kerns' second year coaching at Berne Union. Coach Kerns will be coaching Running Backs and Defensive Line.
Coach Kerns previously played at Mount St. Joseph University as a Safety and Running Back. Coach Kerns was a stand out Running Back at Fisher Catholic while playing under Coach Hurps.