Coach Hurps- Head Coach (QB/LB)
The 2023 season will be Coach Hurps' sixth year as head coach of the Rockets, and 18th year of coaching football. This is his ninth year as part of the Rockets program, and has led the Rockets to four playoff berths and back to back MSL Championships in 2020 and 2021. His record as Head Coach with Berne Union is 37-15. 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 Lancaster.
Coach Eyerman - Defensive Coordinator (RB/DB)
This will be Coach Eyerman's sixth 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 city schoolsl. Coach Eyerman played collegiately at Bethany College. He and his wife, Mallory, and their son reside in Lancaster.
Coach Cupp- Offensive Coordinator (WR/CB)
The 2023 season will be Coach Cupp's ninth year coaching at Berne Union.
Coach Cupp coached varsity football as offensive coordinator at Amanda Clearcreek last year. Prior to coaching at Amanda Clearcreek, he has been special teams coordinator, offensive coordinator and coached O-line and D-line here at Berne Union. He began his coaching career at Circleville. Coach Cupp is also the head baseball coach, and led our baseball team to a district championship in 2023.
He and his wife, Ashley, and their dog Wrigley reside in Sugar Grove.
Coach Little- Varsity Assistant (RB/LB)
The 2023 season will be Coach Little's second year coaching football at Berne Union. Coach Little will be coaching defensive line and running backs. Coach Little is also an assistant girls basketball, and assistant softball coach at Berne Union.
Coach Little, a 2017 graduate of Berne Union, played two years of football, and four years of basketball and baseball. Coach Little excelled in baseball and basketball during his time at Berne Union.
Coach Parker- Varsity Assistant (OL/DL)
The 2023 season will be Coach Parker's first year coaching at Berne Union. He previously coached as an assistant at Amanda Clearcreek high school.
Coach Parker was a stand out Defensive End at Lancaster High School. He played college football at Urbana, and then finished his career at Dakota Wesleyan. Coach Parker resides in Sugar Grove.
Coach Moore- Varsity Assistant (TE/Defensive Assistant)
The 2023 season will be Coach Moore's first year coaching at Berne Union. He previously played baseball at Bryant & Stratton College. He is also a junior high baseball assistant at Berne Union.
Coach Moore was a stand out football and baseball player while at Berne Union High School. He helped lead the Rockets to their first league title since 1986 in 2020, and was also a team captain. He earned the MSL Cardinal division Ernie Godfrey award in 2020. He currently resides in Sugar Grove.
Coach Ashbaugh- Varsity Assistant (OL/DL)
The 2023 season will be Coach Ashbaugh's first year coaching at Berne Union. Coach Ashbaugh is a graduate of Fairfield Union.
Coach Ashbaugh and his Wife, Kelsey, and their two children reside in Sugar Grove.