Head Coach: Justin Kropka
College Attended: Bethany College; Ohio University
Coaching History: 1997-2004 Martins Ferry Assistant Coach, 2005-Present Harrison Central Head Coach
Record as Head Coach: 48-41
Family Info: Wife-Trina; Children-Campbell (8) and Colby (6)
Greatest Moment: Watching our former players, community and team celebrate our first playoff birth together.
Hobbies: Whatever my kids are into.
Coaching Inspiration: Dave Bruney, Dirk Fitch, Tom Suriano, Bill Bruney
If I weren't a coach, I would be _____________: in entertainment or the military.
Positive Comment About Another OV Football Coach/Program: "I have been fortunate enough to compete year in and year out against Dave Bruney (Martins Ferry), Brett McLean (St. Clairsville), and Andrew Connor (Indian Creek). I have the utmost respect for those coaches because they not only produce solid football teams, but they do so right away."
Quote About Your Team's Upcoming Season: "The Harrison Central Huskies enter the 2014 season a young, though much more experienced team than the 2013 version -- a team that won five games, including three of the last four. The noticeable improvement and experience gained as the 2013 season progressed, as well as a terrific offseason, bodes well for the 2014 Huskies. We must stay healthy and focused throughout the season in order to experience success."
Stadium Address: 440 E. Market St, Cadiz, OH 43907
Type of Turf: Grass
Field Name: Wagner Field
Seating Capacity: 4,500
Stadium Phone: 942-7700 ext. 8771
High School: Harrison Central
School Address: 440 E. Market Street, Cadiz, OH 43907
School Phone: 740-942-7700
Athletic Director: Ray Hibbs
Contact for Tickets: Ray Hibbs
Contact for Boosters: Ray Ferri
School Colors: Royal Blue, Black, Silver
Last Years Football Record: 5-5
Playoff Record: 0-2; Last year in playoffs (2012)
All Time Record: 57-94
Last Playoff Season: 2012
State Division: Division 5
Conference: Buckeye 8/OVAC AAA
Biggest Rival: Buckeye Local
Greatest Moment: Beating St. Clairsville to clinch school's first playoff birth
Notable Alumni: Trent Luyster: Baseball (Ohio State), Willie Walker: Football (West Liberty University)
How Many Returning Defensive Players: 7
Nate Maykowski, OB, Sr.
Jesse Ball, LB, So.
Casey Runevitch, LB, Sr.
Bryson Porter, OB, Jr.
Travis Stenson, OB, Jr.
Austyn Porter, DB, Jr.
Kalub Mitchell, DB, Sr.
How Many Returning Defensive Players: 4
Casey Runevitch, G, Sr.
Kalub Mitchell, WR, Sr.
Zach Manbeck, C, Sr.
Brenton Stull, G, So.
Travis Stenson, RB, Jr.
Nate Maykowski, RB, Sr.
How Many Returning Lettermen: 19
Key Players That Graduated:
David Miser, QB
Cole Howes, OL
Nico Williams, FB
Nate Olmstead, WR
Sean Donato, OL
Dalton Rutter, WR