2020 Season CHS Baseball Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen Coaching Staff and Bios

 


 Varsity Coaching Staff  

Head Coach:  Jason Whited 

Asst Coaches:  Doug Walls, Mike Murphy

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Varsity Head Coach - Jason Whited

Jason Whited was selected to take over the Centerville Elks program in June 2014.  Whited was chosen to take over for Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Famer Terry Dickten who he had served under as an outfield and pitching coach for the four years.  During his tenure as an assistant for the Elks they were able to achieve a record of 78-27 and win 3 GWOC Championships, 2 Sectional Titles, obtain 3 20 win seasons, and help 14 players go to play at the next level.  Prior to joining the Elks program Jason served as the head coach for Waynesville High School and achieved a two year record total of 22-27.  Since being chosen to take over the Elks Program Coach Whited has had 17 players go to play in the college ranks, 7 1st Team All Area Players, 6 All GWOC Players, and 4 All State Players.  Coach Whited also currently serves as the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Coordinator and owns and operates Just Winning Baseball, LLC.  Jason teaches Social Studies at Centerville High School and is married to wife Amy and is the proud father to daughter MacKenzie and son Jax.

Accomplishments

  • 2010 Bob Ross Classic Head Coach
  • 2018 Centerville Teacher of the Year 
  • 2018 Noon Optimist Bringing Out the Best in Youth Award
  • 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year District 3
  • 2019 VFW Ohio State Teacher of the Year
  • 2019 VFW National Finalist Teacher of the Year
  • 2019 Worldstrides Finalist Teacher of the Year
  • Sectional Titles - 3 (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • District Champions - 2 (2017, 2018)
  • District Runner Up - 1 (2019)
  • League Titles - 2 (2016, 2019)
  • GWOC Coach of the Year - 2 (2016, 2019)
  • Overall Record as Head Coach:  110-79 (58% Winning Percentage)
  • Overall Record as Centerville Head Coach:  88-52 (63% Winning Percentage)
  • Tournament Record as Head Coach:  11-7 (Record with Centerville 10-5)

Year, Record, and League Standing

  • 2015:  13-14, 5th GWOC Central
  • 2016:  18-10, GWOC Central Co-Champions
  • 2017:  17-10, 2nd GWOC National League East, Sectional Champions 11-1 vs Northmont, District Champions 2-1 vs Milford (9 Innings)
  • 2018:  18-11, 2nd GWOC National League East, Sectional Champions 2-0 vs Beavercreek, District Champions 4-1 vs Loveland 
  • 2019:  22-7, GWOC National East Champions, Sectional Champions 4-0 vs Miamisburg, District Runner Up 6-15 vs Elder

 

Varsity Assistant Coach - Mike Murphy

Mike grew up in Bronx, NY and very quickly found his passion in baseball. Mike was drafted as a right handed pitcher by the Cleveland Indians organization as an 18th round pick in 1983 out of Manhattan College in NY, and pitched for 5+ seasons, ultimately making it to the 40 man big league roster. Mike continued his education during baseball and graduated from Manhattan College in NYC in 1986, with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 1988 after retiring from baseball Mike began his career as an engineer and continues to work with companies in the manufacturing space. Upon moving to the Centerville area in 1998,  Mike began coaching travel baseball and most enjoys working with engaged baseball athletes at the high school level who have a goal to continue to learn the game and possibly have careers beyond high school. Additionally, Mike has provided youth pitching training and clinics for athletes in the Dayton region and ran the non-profit Reds Rookie Success League program in Dayton for 5 seasons.

 

Mike is the proud dad of two Centerville grads who have pursued careers in sports; Erin who is an Athletic Trainer for the Premier Network and Sean who has gone on to play in the Oakland A’s system. Mike is married to his wife Marge of 30+ years and is blessed to have her in his life and that she understands what the game of baseball means to him.  

 

After a short hiatus from coaching, Mike has returned to his boyhood roots and passion and is excited to join the CHS team. #EPND

 


 

Varsity Assistant Coach - Doug Walls

Doug Walls joined the Elks Coaching staff in 2015 to work with pitchers and has knowledge of the program from his playing days at Northmont.  Doug graduated from Northmont and went on to Muscatine Community College where he served as pitcher, first basemen, and designated hitter.  In 1993 Doug was drafted in the 4th round by the Colorado Rockies organization and was a starting pitcher from 1993-1999.  In 2000 he continued his career with the Detroit Tigers and finished his professional career with the Florida Marlins in 2001.  Since then Doug has served as a private pitching and hitting instructor along with coaching recreational and select teams of various ages.   

 

 


 


 

Junior Varsity Coaching Staff  

Head Coach Pat Reynolds 

Asst. Coaches Coleton Hammond, Dave Ball 

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Junior Varsity Head Coach - Pat Reynolds

Pat is a teacher at Magsig Middle School where he has taught physical education for 23 years.  Along with Dave Ball he has coached the JV baseball team since 2006. He has coached, during his 26 years in education, wrestling, football, softball and both girls and boys volleyball.  A graduate of Wright State University, he did graduate work at The University of Dayton. He enjoys fishing, golf and is a member of the Dayton Trolley Dodgers baseball team in the Roy Hobbs Baseball League.

        

 

 


 

Junior Varsity Assistant Coach - Dave Ball

Dave Ball started with the Elks in 2006 and serves as the Assistant Junior Varsity baseball coach. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, graduating with a degree in Marketing in 1977. Dave was a 4-year starting infielder at EKU. He has been married to Kathy for 40 years and they have 3 children, all graduates of Centerville High School – Dan (2000), Melissa (2004), Molly (2010). Dave is currently self-employed as an independent sales representative.   

        

 

 

  


 

Junior Varsity Assistant Coach - Coleton Hammond

 Bio coming soon

 


 

Freshman Coaching Staff 

 Head Coach: Ron Fernandez 

Asst. Coach:  Chris Kuhn, Tyler Klepach, Kent Maki

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Freshman Head Coach - Ron Fernandez

This is Ron's 2nd year at Centerville and is super excited to be a coach in the program. He is a graduate of Wayne high school in Huber Heights, Ohio where he was a two-sport athlete in baseball and soccer. Ron went on to play collegiate soccer in West Virginia, then later transferred to Wittenberg University where he received his Bachelor degree. He is currently finishing his Masters in Education at Wright state University. 

 

This is Ron's 33nd year coaching high school sports. Ron started his high school coaching career in 1987 at his alma mater Wayne high school as a freshmen head coach in soccer. In 2004, he entered the baseball coaching ranks at Fairmont high school as the head JV coach. While at Fairmont (7 yrs.), the program made back to back district title appearances. The won Districts in 2009 & Runner up 2010 and a 2009 Regional semi-final. Ron continued on to coach at West Carrollton (3 yrs.), Dixie (1 yr.), and Bishop Fenwick (1 yr.) as a JV head coach. His last stint prior to Centerville was the freshmen head coach at Miamisburg high school the last 4 years. 

 

In the off season, Ron coaches high school boys Varsity soccer at Alter as a varsity assistant and boys’ basketball as a JV asst. He also coaches club soccer and does numerous camps in soccer, baseball and basketball. Ron is employed by Centerville and is at Tower Heights middle school. Ron and his wife Debbie have 2 children, one is married and another a college student. They have a German Shepherd 'Mia" and a Husky "Allie." 

Freshman Assistant Coach - Chris Kuhn

Chris is a graduate of Tri-County North High school in Lewisburg, Ohio. He coached the 2015 and 2016 season as the Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach at Tri County North establishing a 12-12 overall record. He is a Wright State University graduate where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He currently works at Samaritan Behavioral Health in Dayton, Ohio. Chris played in the Miami Valley Adult Baseball league from 2006-2013 as a member of the Dayton Panthers, Warren County Shockers and the Ohio Mariners respectively and won a championship with the 2012 Warren County Shockers. He currently is a member of the Dayton Indians and Miami County Cubs, a recreational Men's Adult Baseball League. He looks forward to working with the incoming Freshman class as an assistant by implementing the F.A.S.T. motto. 

 


 

Freshman Assistant Coach - Tyler Klepach

 Bio coming soon

Freshman Assistant Coach - Kent Maki

 Photo & Bio coming soon