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 DUBLIN SCIOTO COACHING STAFF
Coaching Staff
Freshmen Coaching Staff


Karl Johnson: Head Coach

Coach Johnson and his wife Beth live in Dublin with their three children; Brian, Kelly, and Erin. Beth is beginning her 29th year as a first grade teacher at Worthington Hills Elementary in Worthington, Ohio.

Coach Johnson is beginning his eighteenth year as head coach at Dublin Scioto High School and 29th year teaching in Dublin. Prior to becoming the head coach of the Irish, Coach Johnson enjoyed thirteen years as an assistant coach in the Dublin City Schools, including the 1995 State Championship team from Scioto High School. Karl began coaching in Dublin in 1987 while completing his bachelorís degree from The Ohio State University where he also earned a masterís degree in administration in 2002.

During his 18 year tenure as head coach the Irish are 111-77, have won three OCC Championships and have qualified for the playoffs 9 times including a trip to the state final four in 2003. Over 97 seniors from the Irish football program have gone on to continue playing football in college during Johnsonís tenure. Coach Johnson is also very proud of his players military service - with former players serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Karl has also been selected as league and district coach of the year on multiple occasions during this time.

Karl is very active in the state and local football coaches association. He has served as regional director for the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association as well as president of the Central District Football Coaches Association. Held each June, the Irish youth football camp is considered by many as the best youth football camp in central Ohio.

Coach Johnson works in the intervention programs and coordinates Dublin Sciotoís online learning programs.



Doug Tima: Offensive Line

Coach Doug Tima, Otterbein graduate, is in his 11th year with the Irish. Coach Tima teaches IB Physics and Physical Science at Dublin Scioto High School. Coach Tima graduated from Bucyrus High School in 2003 where he played football and basketball. He received a BS in Physical Science and AYA Education from Otterbein College in 2007, where he was a four-year letterman, first team all OAC player, and captain on the football team. Coach Tima recently received his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. Coach Tima resides in Westerville with his wife Jessica.



Alex Place: Defensive Coordinator

Alex Place is in his eighth year as an assistant coach. Coach Place is a graduate of Archbishop Alter High School in 2007. Coach Place received his bachelor's degree in Sports Management and his Masterís degree in Education from The Ohio State University. Coach Place is currently a Title I Math teacher at Davis Middle School. Alex has also spent the last eight baseball seasons as an assistant coach at Scioto and head 8th grade coach at Davis Middle School. Coach Place resides in Dublin with his wife Ashley.



Jack Ruetty: Linebackers

Alex Place is in his eighth year as an assistant coach. Coach Place is a graduate of Archbishop Alter High School in 2007. Coach Place received his bachelor's degree in Sports Management and his Masterís degree in Education from The Ohio State University. Coach Place is currently a Title I Math teacher at Davis Middle School. Alex has also spent the last eight baseball seasons as an assistant coach at Scioto and head 8th grade coach at Davis Middle School. Coach Place resides in Dublin with his wife Ashley.



Jason Rice: Running Backs, Special Teams Coordinator

Jason Rice is in his sixth season with the Irish. Jason is a 2006 graduate of Dublin Scioto High School where he was a three-year starter as well as a senior captain. He was a key member of the 2003, 2004, and 2005 playoff teams. Coach Rice is also a 2012 graduate of Bowling Green State University where he played football and majored in education. He is in his sixth year teaching social studies at Dublin Jerome. Coach Rice resides in Lewis Center with his wife Lauryn and their son, Declan.



Drew Stagg: Wide Receivers

Coach Stagg is a graduate of Walsh University where he played both defensive and offensive line. This is his 9th year with the Irish and his first year as the receivers coach for Scioto. Previously Drew was the Irish head freshmen coach. Coach Stagg teaches 7th grade Ancient World History at Davis Middle School. Coach Stagg has a bachelorís degree in Education with a focus on integrated social studies. He also has his masters degree in curriculum and instruction, and a masters degree in educational leadership from Miami University. Coach Stagg resides in Powell.



Ira Cross: Secondary

Coach Cross is entering his fourth year coaching and first year on the Irish coaching staff. He is a graduate from Liberty High school in Youngstown, Ohio and West Liberty University in West Virginia. Coach Cross has a bachelorís degree in Elementary education. He is a program administrator for the American Legion Department of Ohio. He currently resides near Grandview.



John Witt: Defensive Line

Coach Witt is beginning his 14th year as a teacher, advisor, and coach at Dublin Scioto. Coach Witt is a graduate of Westerville South High School and The Ohio State University. Coach Witt and his wife Kortney reside in Westerville with their four children Hannah, Zachary, Emma, and Gracie.



Dave Nosker: Volunteer Assistant

Coach Nosker will begin his 18th season with the Irish and 36th season coaching football in Dublin. Dave is a graduate of The Ohio State University and received his Masters Degree in Education Administration from Ashland University. Coach Nosker spent three years in the Canadian Football League, playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1969-1972. His wife George Ann is the Registrar at Dublin Jerome High School. Dave and George Ann reside in Dublin and have two children and 4 grandchildren. Michael has a daughter Mackenzie who will be in the sixth grade at Grizzell. Nichole and her husband (Andy) have three children, Carson, Madison, and Jackson.



Jon Torski: Secondary

Jon Torski is in his eleventh year coaching for the Irish. Jon is a 2007 graduate of Dublin Scioto and returns to the Irish for the 2017 season. Coach Torski is a 2012 graduate of THE Ohio State University with a degree in business finance and is currently working on his teaching certificate at Capital University. Coach Torski resides in Worthington with his fiancť Megan Beach.



Pete Beale: Volunteer Assistant

Pete Beale is in his 18th year of assisting the Irish. He has been a friend of the program for 25+ years as all three of his children are graduates of the Dublin Schools. Pete is employed at Scioto High School as the Security Monitor. Pete and his wife Sherri are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren that all reside in the Columbus area.



Arby Jones: Director of Athletic Development/Assistant O-Line Coach

Coach Jones is starting his fifth year with the Irish, running our strength and conditioning program. The Jonesí family relocated to the Columbus area from South Carolina where Arby taught and coached at Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, SC. Coach Jones graduated from Wake Forest University in 2006, where he was a three year starter on the offensive line and was a part of the Demon Deacons ACC Championship and Orange Bowl teams. Coach Jones teaches Physical Education & Health at Scioto and lives in Westerville with his wife Kim and their two sons, Liam & Sullivan.



Andrew Williams: Head Freshmen Coach

Andrew Williams is beginning his second year with the Dublin Scioto program. Coach Williams is a 2008 graduate of North Baltimore High School, where he was a two-year captain on the football team and first-team all-league selection on defense as a senior. He is in his ninth season as an assistant coach, with stints at North Baltimore, Bloomdale, Elmwood, Kansas Lakota and Pandora-Gilboa, as well as Clearwater High School in Florida. He is a 2012 graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Coaching Education. Andrew lives in Canal Winchester with his fiance Alyssa and their son Thomas.



Blake Moeller: Freshmen Assistant

Coach Moeller is starting his third year with the Irish. Coach Moeller was a graduate of Dublin Sciotoís 2015 class where he played football for four years. Coach Moeller is currently going to Columbus State and resides in Dublin.



Mitch Winters: Freshmen Assistant

Coach Winters is starting his third year as an assistant freshman coach for Dublin Scioto. Coach Winters graduated in 2015 and played four years of football for the Irish. Coach Winters is attending The Ohio State University and is studying marketing at the Fisher College of Business.



Jon Carlier: Freshmen Assistant

Coach Carlier is starting his second year as an assistant freshman coach for Dublin Scioto. Coach Carlier is a graduate of Martins Ferry High School. Coach Carlier is also a graduate of Waynesburg University where he played four years of varsity football and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education with a minor in Special Education. Coach Carlier will be teaching in the Worthington City Schools. Coach Carlier resides in Dublin with his fiance Tyler.



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