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Talawanda Athletic Director Chris Weaver, announced that he has awarded the Varsity Football Coaching position to J.D. Vonderheide pending board approval on January 9, 2012. Mr. Weaver stated “I am very excited about the enthusiasm that Mr. Vonderheide will bring to the Talawanda Football Program. J.D. is knowledgeable, organized, and I believe he will provide strong leadership for our students and our football team. He comes to us with great experience and has been mentored by several outstanding football coaches.”
Mr. Vonderheide stated during his interview that his interests include “building a program…not just a Varsity Football Team.” He plans to start early by getting to know players, their parents, and community members. He also indicated that he is very excited about the opening of the new high school and the new athletic complex. He is excited that Talawanda will join the new Southwest Ohio Conference (SWOC) next season.
Mr. Vonderheide is best known as a quarterback for Miami University during the 1999-2003 seasons. Most recently he has served as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach for Harrison High School. Mr. Vonderheide lives nearby in Hamilton, Ohio but indicated that after his years spent at Miami University that Oxford feels like home to him.
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