Head Coach Kevin Walsh

Kevin has coached thirteen years at Centerville High School and is in his seventh year (as of 2017) as head cross country coach.  In 2017 coach Walsh led Centerville to another GWOC XC title and was named GWOC XC coach of the year;  the Elks went on to finish 8th at the state meet.  He has also coached the CHS distance runners for the track team since 2015.

Kevin is an avid runner and road racer and has run numerous marathons.  Kevin grew up in New Jersey and ran for the famous Catholic school Delbarton.  After many years teaching in Miamisburg Coach Walsh began teaching math at Centerville High School in 2017.

Kevin and his wife Chari have two daughters running with the girls team. 

Assistant Coach Matt Somerlot

Matt has coached or been around track and field his entire life.  His parents coached at Centerville for 25+ years and have since retired and have been nominated for the last three Olympic staffs.  His parents won the 1983 girls state track title.  Matt was a shot putter in high school and hammer thrower at Indiana State University.  Matt was also the state record holder in the hammer throw in Ohio for numerous years.  In 2017 he won an Ethics/Sportsmanship award from the US Olympic Committee. 

Matt has been the head track coach for boys at Centerville High School for eleven years.  Matt has won 4 straight GWOC track titles and seven straight GWOC XC titles.  This is Matt's 12th year coaching cross country.  Matt is a teacher at Centerville High School (room W263).

Assistant Coach Steve Hippenmeyer

Steve is in his sixth year (as of 2017) as an assistant cross country coach at Centerville. Prior to coming to Centerville, Steve was the head cross country coach at Fairmont for 17 years and a swim coach for 25 years.  He has coached the CHS swim team since 2016.  Coach "Hip" assisted with the Centerville middle school cross country team for two years before joining the high school staff.  

Steve is a teacher at Kettering Fairmont, has two kids at CHS and resides in Centerville.