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Freshman Coaching Staff

 Tom Trace                                                                                              

Head Freshman Coach -- Receivers and Defensive Backs

Alma Mater – Whitehall Yearling High School (1978), Capital University (1983), University of Dayton (1998)

Playing Experience – Whitehall Yearling High School (1975-1978), Capital University (1979-1983)

Previous Assistant Coaching Experience - 25 years of assistant coaching in football; 8yrs in Hilliard & 17yrs in Upper Arlington

Years at Upper Arlington - 17yrs in Upper Arlington; 3 at Hastings Middle School & 14 at Upper Arlington High School

Family -  Married 27 years to Sarah Trace (JMS 7th grade L.A. teacher) 6 children: Amy (26), Thomas & Betsy (23), Julie & Katie (20) and Jack (15)

Dwight hill                                                                                            

Running Backs and Linebackers

Alma Mater - La Salle High School (10), Wittenberg University (17)

Playing Experience - La Salle High School (2006-2010), Wittenberg University (2010-2015)

Previous Coaching experience - 1st Year

Years at Upper Arlington -1st

Family - Dwight currently resides in Upper Arlington with his girlfriend, Amber

 Steve Irwin                                                                                          

QuarterBacks & specialists 

Alma Mater –   Portsmouth West High School (2015), Otterbein University (2019)

Playing Experience –  Portsmouth West High School (2011-2015)  Otterbein University (2015-2019)

Previous Assistant Coaching Experience - Portsmouth West High School football (2016) Portsmouth West Middle School football (2017) 

Years at Upper Arlington - 1st

Family -   Son of Kenny & Christy Irwin, brother Mitchell Irwin (14) McKenzie Irwin (25) 

 Dillon Randolph                                                                                

Offensive Line and Defensive Line

 

Alma Mater - Columbiana High School (2014), Vanderbilt University (2018), The Ohio State University (2020)

Playing Experience - Columbiana High School (2010-2014), Vanderbilt University (2015)

Previous Coaching Experience - Jones Middle School (2018)

Years at Upper Arlington - 1st

Family - Coach Randolph resides in Upper Arlington with his fianceé Mercedes. They both attend The Ohio State University, where Coach Randolph is completing a Master’s in Welding Engineering and Mercedes is completing a Master’s in Nursing. Coach Randolph is working towards becoming a high school engineering or math teacher, and Mercedes is pursuing a career in pediatric primary care.