Coaching Staff

Head Coach – David Dobson

Coach Dobson is in his 18th year as head coach of the girls cross country team. He was a four year varsity runner at Tiffin Columbian High School and ran three years at Anderson University. He currently works a part-time teaching position at PVN and PVS and outside of that stays home with his eight children: Addison (13), Owen (11), Jackson (10), Eden (9) and Chasity (9) as well as three foster children under 3.   His wife, Amy, is a local early education administrator.  Coach Dobson’s teams have won 11 District Championships, 11 League Championships, and 3 State Championships, 1 Nike Midwest Regional Championship, and has 1 Nike Cross Nationals appearance.   The team has appeared at the State Meet in ’01, ’03, ’05, ’07, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16.   In 2012, the team finished as State Runner-Up, finished 4th in 2013, and took home the team championship in 2014, 2015, and 2016.   Coach Dobson also serves as an assistant distance coach for the track team.  

Contact Information:
186 Maple Avenue Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 902-9058
dobsonda@sbcglobal.net

Asst. Coach – Craig Reinhart

Coach Reinhart will be entering his sixth season with the team. He ran high school cross country at Hopewell-Loudon H.S. and continued his running career at Wilmington College. He had served as an assistant for the Bellbrook H.S. cross country and track programs for several years.   Craig teaches the sciences at Bellbrook H.S.

Asst. Coach – Keith Mueller

Coach Mueller will be helping the team for his third year in 2017.   He graduated in 2015 from Miami University.   Keith grew up and attended Oakwood HS where he participated in cross country and distance track under Coach Dobson.   He graduated from Miami University with a degree in Kinesiology.   Keith is also on the training staff at Dayton Strength and Conditioning in Beavercreek, where he works with athletes and individuals of all ages for a variety of goals.     

Asst. Coach – Jim Gross

Coach Gross will be joining the team for the first time this fall after completing a year with the middle school program in 2016.   He has been a local road racer in Dayton for years and has provided coaching and expertise to runners for over 40 years.   Coach Gross has is a member of the Dayton Long Distance Running Hall of Fame.   Professionally, Jim served as Montgomery County Health Commissioner for  seven years, leading several healthy-lifestyle initiatives.   He currently owns a small consulting business and volunteers on several community boards. 

Asst.  Coach – Brian Bucher

Coach Bucher will be joining the staff in 2017 for the first time.   He and Coach Dobson coached MS cross country together in the early 2000’s and Coach Bucher stepped away from coaching a few years later.   He is an avid runner and was a member of the Centerville boys cross country and track and fied teams during his high school years. He currently teaches science in the South Commons of CHS.    He is married to his wife Jen and they have four children.