Kent McCullough was named the new Turpin High School varsity football coach on Feb. 27. In addition, McCullough will serve as a THS intervention specialist. His start date as a coach is August 1. He will begin work as an intervention specialist on August 28.
Named the 2011 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Coach of the Year and serving as president of the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association since 2015, McCullough brings 16 years of experience as a football coach to Forest Hills. Most recently serving as a head coach and intervention specialist at William Henry Harrison High School since 2011, McCullough has also worked as a high school assistant varsity football coach, a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Missouri, a high school co-defensive coordinator and a physical education teacher.
During his career, he has helped 16 players move on to college teams, 82 players earn all-academic honors, four students be named conference Players of the Year and three players be nominated to the Academic All-Ohio Team, an honor that recognizes students for achieving both athletic and academic success. Four of McCullough’s teams have appeared at playoffs and one earned conference champion honors.
“I have a deep love for the Cincinnati area and appreciate the opportunity to become the head coach at Turpin High School,” said McCullough who is a graduate and former football player of Miami University (Ohio). “Being a football coach is my passion. It is what drives me every season and off-season to learn and grow so I can help each student-athlete in my program develop into dependable and responsible adults.”