Multi State Champion coach to lead Indian Hill High School Braves starting 2022-2023 school year

INDIAN HILL SCHOOLS: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications 

INDIAN HILL, OH (February 2, 2022) – The Indian Hill School District announced the welcome of seasoned and honored Coach John Rodenberg to the Indian Hill Football Program to lead the Braves starting in the 2022-2023 school year.

Coach John Rodenberg (Provided)

Coach Rodenberg has developed student leaders on the football field within elite programs for nearly 30 years. His accolades include four State Championship teams, multiple NFL players (Sam Hubbard and Kevin Huber), more than 30 NCAA Division I, II, and III scholarship players, multiple All-State performers, and he has been recognized as the Cincinnati Bengals Coach of the Week five times.

“Coach Rodenberg led my teammates and I to back-to-back state championships while at Moeller High School. He is a great man and one of my favorite coaches I have come across throughout my career.” – Sam Hubbard, Defensive End, Cincinnati Bengals 

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Coach Rodenberg. He instilled the discipline and drive I needed to reach my goals. I’m excited to watch his continued success with the Indian Hill Braves!” – Kevin Huber, Punter, Cincinnati Bengals 

“What incredible endorsements from history-making players within the Bengals program! It is thrilling to know when the Cincinnati Bengals take the field in the Superbowl game, we will watch Sam Hubbard and Kevin Huber – two of Coach Rodenberg’s former student-athletes – in action,” said Indian Hill School District Superintendent Kirk Koennecke. “We are so excited to welcome Coach Rodenberg to our team, and we look forward to the unlimited possibilities and opportunities this seasoned professional will bring to our students.”

“I am thrilled to hear that John will be the next head coach at Indian Hill,” said Bengals Director of Coaching Operations Doug Rosfeld, who worked as an assistant coach at Moeller during Rodenberg’s tenure there. “So many things he taught me about teaching and coaching have shaped me as a coach and as a man today. Go Braves!”

“Coach Rodenberg has earned an incredible resume of proven leadership and student development,” said Indian Hill Athletic Director Brian Phelps. “He has an in-depth understanding of how to grow student-athletes to be their very best; we are thrilled he is committed to being part of our Brave family.”

Rodenberg began his football coaching career at Archbishop McNicholas High School, where he served as the head coach (1994-2004). He won his first State Championship as the head coach at Covington Catholic before joining the program at Roger Bacon High School (2005-2007). He earned two more State Champion titles as he led the program at Archbishop Moeller High School, where he earned his 100th career win (2008-2017). Since that time, he has worked as the head coach growing programs at Lawrence Central High School and most recently Roncalli High School in Indiana where he earned his fourth State Champion title and earned a 24-game winning streak, a record for Roncalli (2018-2021).

“I’m thrilled to be a Brave!” said Coach John Rodenberg. “The Cincinnati Hills League is competitive, and I can’t wait to get the process started of growing our student-athletes to be the very best they can be within our program. We will hit the ground running and elevate the program to the elite level our community expects and deserves.”

Rodenberg earned his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Sciences from the University of Cincinnati and his teaching certificate in health and physical education from Xavier University.

Meet Coach Rodenberg!

All Braves are invited to join the Indian Hill High School Football family for a special meet and greet with Coach Rodenberg:

You are invited!

Meet Coach John Rodenberg

8 a.m. Saturday, February 5

Indian Hill High School Gym