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Athletic Staff

2020-2021 WB Athletic Staff


Tim Cook (25th year)

Assistant Principal / Athletic Administrator

38th Year at Western Brown
Graduated from Leesburg Fairfield in 1980
Attended Wilmington College  - 1984
2016 NFHS Citation Award
Head Boys Basketball Coach 1991-1997
Head Fastpitch Softball Coach 1989 – 1998
2007 Southwest District Athletic Administrator of the Year
2011 & 2014 NIAAA State Award of Merit/2014 OIAAA Citation Award
Member of the SWDAB
OIAAA Hall of Fame Inductee 2016

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Jeff Herrmann (11th Year)

Assistant Principal
Assistant Athletic Director
20th Year at Western Brown
Graduated from WBHS in 1998
Graduated from Wilmington College 2002
Head Baseball Coach 2004-2011
SBC Champions 2007 & 2008 
OHSAA State Award Recipient-2019 


Dr. Andrew Kalthoff (1st Year)

Team Doctor

Attended St. Xavier high school Cincinnati, OH
Studied at St. Louis University
Medical school - A.T. Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency - Mercy in Toledo, OH
Fellowship - Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

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Melissa Loy (2nd year)

Athletic Trainer

Graduate of Strongsville HS 2013
Graduate of University of Cincinnati 2017
Employed by Mercy Health ([email protected])

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Danika Ratcliff (1st Year)

Head Girls Volleyball Coach

WB Alumni-Class of 2011
Bachelor's Degree-NKU 2015 (Psychology & Sociology)
Bachelor's Degree-Xavier 2019 (Nursing)


Nick Osborne (2nd Year)

Head Football Coach

WB Alumni-Class of 2015

Associate’s Degree-UC

HS Football Asst Coach-Anderson HS (4 Years) OHSAA Playoffs ¾ Years

Advanced to Regional Finals 2018

Member of 2013 Undefeated OHSAA Playoff Team (SBC Champions)

Member of 2014 OHSAA Playoff Team (SBC Champions)

1st OHSAA Playoff Win in WB History

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Jim Neu (36th  year)

Head Cross Country Coach-Girls

Graduated from Hamersville H.S.
Attended Miami University
SBC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018, 2020
Retired teacher from WBHS
Has won 17 SBC titles as Head Coach  
Total Wins:  Girls CC-1439 Boys CC-1723
SWDAB Friends of Athletics Award Recipient-2013 
Inducted into WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame-2014

Chad Sexton (7th Year)
Head Cross Country Coach-Boys
Attended Eastern High School
Attended Berea College (BA), Emporia State University (MS) 2004
Physical Education Teacher-MOMS
SBC Champions 2018, 2020
SBC Coach of the Year 2018, 2020 
Overall CC Wins-782 (437 wins at WBHS) 


Dylan Fain (1st Year)

Head Girls Soccer Coach



Dan Hurt (3rd Year)

Head Boys Soccer Coach

WB Alumni-Class of 1991

WB Wins-12


Vince Roades (3rd Year)

Head Girls' Tennis Coach

WB Alumni-Class of 1986

Graduated UC 1991

Member of CCL Champions 1984 & 1986

Total Wins-18



Brett Harris (4th year)

Head Boys Golf Coach

Attended Batavia H.S.
Played Golf and Graduated from Mount Union
Teacher at Mt. Orab Middle School
Overall Wins at WB: 60

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 Brett Harris (4th Year)
Head Girls Golf Coach 
Played Golf and Graduated from Mount Union
Teacher at Mt. Orab Middle School


Tim Chadwell (5th year)

Head Girls Basketball Coach

Graduated WB 1978
Xavier/NKU-played college basketball (NKU Alumni)
WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Member
Brown County Athletic Hall of Fame Member 
Previous Varsity Head Coaching Positions: Fayetteville, Lynchburg, & Georgetown
SBC American Division Champions 2020, 2021 
Wins at WB-56 (Overall 173) 


Chad Sexton(17th year)

Head Boys Track Coach

Attended Eastern High School
Attended Berea College (BA), Emporia State University (MS), 2004
SBC Champs-2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Coach of the Year - 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019
Phys. Ed. teacher at MOMS
Career leader in Wins-1323

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Wendel Donathan (12th year)

Head Wrestling Coach

Graduated from WBHS in 1985
Attended Wittenberg University/NCAA All-American (Wrestling)
Duals Wins 112 at WBHS
Has coached 63 State Qualifiers and 16 State Placers in high school
SBC League Champions 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
SBC Coach of the Year 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
SW D-II Sectional Champions 2014-15, 2016-17
SW D-II District Runner-Up 2015-16, 2016-17
OHSAA D-II Region 15 Champions 2015-16, 2016-17
OHSAA D-I Region 15 Runner-Up 2017-18 
OHSAA D-II State Elite 8 2015-16, 2016-17
OHSWCA D-II Coach of the Year 2016-17
Member of the WBHS, Brown County and Wittenberg Hall of Fame
Social Studies teacher at WBHS


Drake Williams (3rd Year)

Head Boys Basketball Coach

Graduated from Western Brown in 2006
Graduated from University of Cincinnati 2011
Previously coached the Freshmen (3 Years) and Junior Varsity at Western Brown (8 Years)
Science & Social Studies Teacher-Mt. Orab Middle School
Member of SBC Champions 2006 
Total Wins-29

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Jon Crall (5th year)

Varsity Baseball Coach
Graduated from Colonel Crawford HS 1988
Graduated from Bowling Green 1992
Previous Varsity Coaching Experience: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Career Wins: 22 


Mark Abbinante (4th year)

Girls Track Coach

SBC Champions 2021

SBC Coach of the Year 2021

Overall Wins: 158

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Vince Roades (2nd Year)
Boys Tennis Coach 
Graduated from Western Brown 1986
Graduated from UC 1991 



Jennifer Taylor(14th year)

Head Cheerleading Coach

1985 Graduate of WBHS
Graduated from Xavier University in 1990
Six Team Championships in Cheer Competitions
Elementary teacher at M.O.E.S.

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Blaine Wallace (23rd year)

Varsity Softball Coach

Graduated from WBHS in 1978
Graduated from Shawnee State University
SBC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
SBC Champions - 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Sectional Champs - 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 
District Runner Up - 2006, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
District Champs - 2008, 2009, 2012, 2021
Overall Record - 394-166 (Career Wins Leader)
Finished # 1 in Regular Season State Poll 2009
Social Studies teacher at MOMS

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Nicole Jones (5th year)

Academic Team Advisor

Graduated from Glen Este HS (West Clermont)
Graduated from Northern Kentucky University 2014
Algebra & Geometry Teacher at WBHS
Overall Wins: 25

William Huddleston (2nd Year)
Head Girls Bowling Coach
Union County H.S. (1994)
Cambellsville University (1998) Exercise Science/Sports Medicine
Retired Correctional Officer (2011)

Chad Sexton (5th Year)
Head Boys Bowling Coach
Attended Eastern High School
Attended Berea College (BA), Emporia State University (MS) 
SBC Champions-2021
SBC Coach of the Year-2021
Overall Wins: 213
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