Coach Hurps- Head Coach
The 2018 season will be Coach Hurps' first year as head coach of the Rockets, and 13th year of coaching football. This is his fourth year as part of the Rockets program. The last two seasons Coach Hurps was 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 Hebron.
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 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.