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TBA Girls Track and Field Varsity Head Coach more details
Nick Continenza Boys Track and Field Varsity Head Coach more details
Email: Nick Continenza
Jackie Cornelius-Bedel Softball Varsity Head Coach more details

Jackie has been teaching and coaching softball since 2006. On top of a D1 collegiate career, Jackie competed professionally in the states, as well as abroad. Prior to coming to Oak Hills, she taught in Three Rivers Local School District and coached at Mount Notre Dame High School. Jackie graduated from Cleveland State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's of Arts, and has a Master's Degree from the University of New England. Jackie is a 2012 Oak Hills Hall of Fame Inductee and is a 2001 graduate of Oak Hills High School, where she was a three sport athlete. Jackie has two children, Kameron (Oakdale) and Kennedy (Dulles) who both attend Oak Hills schools. Jackie and her family reside in Bridgetown.   

Jackie  Cornelius-Bedel
DJ Dunn Boys Lacrosse Varsity Head Coach more details

Head Coach DJ Dunn is a former Highlander who graduated in 2015.  He started playing lacrosse in 2011 with the Westside Wildcats and was part of the inaugural season as a freshman at OH in 2012 when the Highlanders started the boys' lacrosse program.  Coach Dunn played lacrosse for all four years of his high school career and for the last 2 years has been an assistant coach for Highlander lacrosse.  


DJ Dunn
Darien McDowell Boys Volleyball Varsity Head Coach more details

Darien McDowell II, Class of 2013, is in his first season as the head men's volleyball coach at Oak Hills High School.

McDowell as a player, holds records at Oak Hills for attacks in a match, aces in a season, and is amongst the top in rankings for kills in a season, attempts in a season, serve-receive, and digs in a season. McDowell also served as a team captain and was voted most valuable player his senior year. McDowell received recognition as 2nd Team All Ohio, 1st Team All Region, 1st Team All GMC, and GMC Athlete of the Year, under Chris Morman in 2013. McDowell and the 2013 Highlanders were undefeated GMC Champions, placed 3rd in the region, climbed to a top 5 in state ranking, and finished with a record of 18-4, which is the program’s most wins and least losses in a season.

McDowell started his coaching career at Finneytown High School as a girl’s JV head coach in 2018, and then took over as the varsity head coach in 2019. The 2019 Wildcats had their best season since 2009 with an undefeated out of conference schedule, district final appearance, climbing to as high as number 4 in the region in the Coaches’ Poll, and a 9-14 record on the season. McDowell also served as a boy’s JV head coach and varsity assistant roll in 2019 for Walnut Hills High School during their undefeated ECC championship season. McDowell aided in the Eagles receiving the  AVCA Team Academic Award, a national recognition for team GPA.

In addition to his work at the high school level, McDowell was added to the Thomas More University men’s volleyball coaching staff as the head strength and conditioning coach and assistant coach for the Saints in 2019. McDowell also served as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Cincinnati’s #1 overall ranked women’s club volleyball team in 2019-2020.

McDowell played Division I and III football at Morehead State University and Mount St. Joe University before finishing school at the University of Cincinnati as a health science major and marketing minor. McDowell’s sister, Ashley, was a state runner up in 2005 at Mother of Mercy HS, and played volleyball at the University of South Florida.

Darien McDowell
Jeremy Miller Boys Tennis Varsity Head Coach more details

I having been coaching the boys and girls teams since 2012. Prior to coaching at Oak Hills, I was an assistant coach at New Albany High School in Columbus and played tennis at Sycamore.  I teach sixth grade social studies at Delhi Middle School.  I grew up in Cincinnati, and graduated from Sycamore.,  I then went to Ohio State for college.  I have a wife, Kaylie, and we live in Madeira. 

Jeremy  Miller
Mike O'Connor Girls Lacrosse Varsity Head Coach more details

Mike was the first Girls' Lacrosse Coach at Oak Hills and helped start the program in 2016 with two other past players Athena Caneris and Olivia Lang, who are now both Assistant Coaches for the team.  Mike's daughters Colleen and Shannon have also helped coach the Varsity and JV teams.  He was the Girls' Lacrosse GMC Coach of the Year in 2019.  Mike started coaching boys' lacrosse with his son and later helped start a girls' lacrosse middle school team with his daughter Shannon.  He went on to coach the Girls' JV Lacrosse team at Seton High School for 3 years while his two daughters played on the Varsity Lacrosse team at Seton.  He really enjoys teaching the game of girls' lacrosse and looks forward to another great Highlander Girls' Lacrosse season.

Mike O'Connor
Josh Richmond Baseball Varsity Head Coach more details
Email: Josh Richmond