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Coaching Staff

Tony Broering
Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator

This is Coach Broering’s 8th season as the Thunderbolts Head Coach.  Coach Broering has compiled a 42-31 record in his six seasons as head coach.  The Thunderbolts have been league champions three times under Coach Broering and have been in the Division I playoffs five times.  Coach Broering served as the Thunderbolts Defensive Coordinator before becoming the head coach.  Coach Broering is entering his 33rd year as a high school football coach.  Coach Broering was the head football coach at Springfield from 1999-2005.

In 2005, Coach Broering was selected to be the Offensive Coordinator in the Ohio vs Pennsylvania Big33 Classic game.  Coach Broering has also coached in the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association (MVFCA) All-Star game 10 times.  Coach Broering was selected by the MVFCA as the Assistant Coach of the Year, once for defense in 1999 and once for offense in 2006.  In 2021 Coach Broering was selected as the Head Coach of the Year by the MVFCA.  Coach Broering also has the distinction of being the only Head Coach to win the MVFCA All-Star game three times (2002,2018 and 2019).

Coach Broering attended Muskingum College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree.  Coach Broering is also the Head Track Coach at Northmont.

Coach Broering is married to his wife Michelle and they have two children Alex and AJ.

John Brands
Associate Head Coach / Defensive Line

Coach Brands is entering his 18th year of coaching at Northmont. Previously he coached at Northmont from 1984-88. Coach Brands is a graduate of Northmont (83). He played on two league championship teams as a defensive lineman and an offensive guard. He is retired from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and currently resides in Butler Township with his wife Teresa. They have two children Tiffany and Trent.

Tom Adams
Offensive Coordinator

Drake Hickman
Defensive Backs

This is Coach Hickman’s 2nd year on the varsity staff.  Coach Hickman is a 2019 graduate of Northmont High School.  Drake was a wide receiver at Northmont and was All-League in 2019.  Coach Hickman moved to Arizona after high school where in 2019 he coached freshman football at Mountain View High School.  Drake was also a worship leader in Arizona working with kids.

Coach Hickman currently works in the Northmont school district.  Drake has seven brothers.

Keaton Kesling

Christian Lafferty
Assistant Offensive Line

Clay Mangen
Defensive Line / Special Teams Coordinator / Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Coach Mangen begins his 8th season on the staff. Clay is a 2011 graduate of Northmont where he was a four year member of both the football and baseball teams. Coach Mangen then continued his education at Wittenberg University. Coach Mangen was a Captain on the Wittenberg Tiger football team his senior year. Coach Mangen played on three consecutive conference championships teams at Wittenberg and the Tigers made three NCAA Div. III Playoff appearances. In 2015 Coach Mangen graduated with a B.A. in Biology. Coach Mangen is employed at Northmont High School as the Physical Education (Functional Athletic Development) Teacher & Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Coach Mangen received his CPPS during the 2018/2019 school year.  Coach Mangen resides in Mechanicsburg with his wife Lyndsey and their daughter Haley.  Coach Mangen is the son of Mike and Teri Mangen.  Clay has a brother Troy and a sister Cory.

Mark Mays
Running Backs / Run Game Coordinator

Coach Mays is entering his 10th year of coaching at Northmont. Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University and was a member of the Falcons football team for four years, and finished his fifth year of football at Saginaw Valley State University while working on his Masters degree. Mark is a 2009 graduate of Northmont. Mark and his wife, Katanna, have a daughter Miliana and they currently reside in the City of Englewood.

Jake Myers

This is Coach Myers 7th year on the Northmont staff, his 4th year as a varsity assistant. Coach Myers is a 2006 graduate from Northmont. He played football, basketball and baseball while at Northmont. Coach Myers then continued his education and football career at Ohio Northern University. He graduated from Ohio Northern with a B.A. in Health & Physical Education.  Prior to Northmont, he had coaching stints at Mansfield Madison Comprehensive High School, Richmond High School and National Trail High School. Coach Myers is a Physical Education teacher at Northmont Middle School and resides in the City of Englewood with his wife Samantha and two sons, Mason (11) and Nolan (8) and daughter Shiloh (2).

Chris Stanley
Defensive Backs / Recruiting Coordinator

Coach Stanley is entering his 10th year on the Northmont Staff. Chris is a 2002 graduate of Northmont High School. He was a 3-year starter for the Bolts from 1999-2001. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University, along with a Master’s degree in Special Education. Coach Stanley is currently an Intervention Specialist at the Kleptz Early Learning Center in the Northmont School District. He and his wife, Jessica, have two sons, Myles, (5) and Jordan (3) and they currently reside in the City of Clayton.

Tim Szabo
Wide Receivers

This is Coach Szabo’s 1st year on the Northmont Staff, this will be his 6th year as a varsity assistant football coach.  Coach Szabo is a 2011 graduate of Chaminade Julienne High School.  He played football and basketball while at CJ.  Coach Szabo continued his education and football career at the University of Findlay.  He was an All-League Wide Receiver and voted captain his senior year.  He graduated from the University of Findlay with a B.S. in Middle Childhood Education.  Prior to Northmont, he had coaching stints at Chaminade Julienne (4 years) and Fairborn (1 year).  Coach Szabo is an 8th grade Math teacher at Northmont Middle School.  He and his wife, Grace have a daughter Addison (1) and are expecting another girl in May 2022.

Mike Walker
Offensive Line

The 2022 season will be Coach Walker’s 34th year of coaching high school football. Coach Walker has been an offensive line coach at numerous high schools.  Most recently Coach Walker spent 6 years at Hilliard Bradley High School.  Before that Coach Walker was at Olentangy High School.  Mike was the head coach at Hamilton Township High School from 2002-2004.  Coach Walker was also the head baseball coach at Hamilton.  This will be Coach Walkers 2nd stint coaching at Northmont.  Coach Walker is very excited to join the Northmont staff and help build on the culture and winning tradition that Coach Broering has cultivated at Northmont.  Coach Walker is married, Molly, and they have two daughters Kate (21) and Megan (18).


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Englewood, Ohio 45322

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