Martin PoderVarsity Head Coach, Quarterback Coach
Dan SchreiberDefensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Sam DiSantoCo-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
Kevin DemmingDefensive Line Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Freshman Defensive Coordinator
Steve WirkusSafeties Coach
Charlie DayRunning Backs Coach
Vic VoinovichHead Strength & Conditioning Coach
Paul HolobinkoDirector of Sports Nutrition - Football Program
Ethan Von DuhnStudent Coach
Jay SchottAnalytics - Volunteer Coach
On March 2nd, 2018, Martin Poder was named the Head Football Coach at Brecksville-Broadview Heights after a historic five year period as Stow-Munroe Falls Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach. The 2020 season will be Poder’s fourth season as the Head Football Coach at BBHHS. In Poder’s second year (2019) at the helm, The Bees had an impressive turnaround that saw the program go from 0-10 to 7-4, winning a share of the Suburban League National Conference Title and qualifying for the OHSAA Playoffs. It marked the first time since 2016 that The Bees returned to the playoffs. The 2020 campaign once again saw The Bees qualify for the state playoffs, earning a bye week, and winning 2 playoff games before losing to Avon in the Regional Semi-Final game.
Prior to BBH, Poder was part of a coaching staff that helped Head Coach Mark Nori turn around a Bulldog Program that had not had a playoff appearance in 18 years prior to the 2013 season. Over the course of the next 5 seasons, the Bulldogs were one of the more successful Division 1 programs in Northeast Ohio, compiling an overall record of 49-10, 3 league championships (2 Suburban League-National Division), and 4 playoff appearances. During the 2015 season, Stow had the best record in school history going undefeated in the regular season (10-0) with a 13-1 overall record. Their only loss that season came at the hands of the eventual Division 1 state champion, Saint Edward High School in the State Final Four.
Under Poder’s leadership, the Bulldog offense was one of the area’s best in Division 1 football, twice finishing in the top 5 in overall points scored/game (2015 & 2016). They increased their point total from 14.4 points/game prior to his arrival to eventually 39.5 points/game. During his 5 years at SMFHS, 3 different offensive players earned All-League Offensive Player-of-the-Year Awards (Brian Groves – 2013, Jayson Gobble – 2015, Michael Miranda – 2016) with tailback Jayson Gobble earning The AP Offensive Player-of-the-Year in Division 1 during the 2015 campaign.
A quarterback coach at his roots, having played the position in high school (Norton HS – Class of 1998) and collegiately (Greensboro College – Class of 2002), Poder developed 2 different All-State Quarterbacks while at Stow (Kyle Vantrease – 2015 & 2016 & Coryon Rice – 2017). Additionally, both OT Mike Miranda (Class of 2017) and QB Kyle Vantrease (Class of 2017) went on to play NCAA Division 1 football at Penn State University and the University of Buffalo respectively.
Prior to his time at SMFHS, Poder was part of coaching staffs at:
- Copley High School (2011-2012) – Varsity Quarterbacks Coach/JV Offensive Coordinator
- Saint Vincent Saint Mary’s HS (2010) – Freshman Skill Coach
- Norton High School (2007-2009) – Varsity Quarterback Coach/Varsity Wide Receivers Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Freshman Head Coach
“Our football program at Brecksville-Broadview Heights is going to be built upon a Championship Standard that is already prevalent in our program and throughout our district,” states Head Coach Martin Poder. “PREPARATION and EFFORT are non-negotiable if you want to be part of this program either as a student-athlete or coach. While building a consistent, winning football program, our core philosophy is going to be focused on building lifetime relationships between players and coaches as well building men of character.”
Coach Poder is married to Marybeth, and they have four children (Ambriel, Malachi, Laurelai, and Lincoln).
Follow Coach Martin Poder on Twitter: @CoachPoder
Coach Dan Schreiber (1999) returns for his 18th season as a member of the Bees coaching staff and will be the program’s Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach. Coach Schreiber was the Bees Varsity Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach in 2017. He had been part of the freshman coaching staff working with multiple positions (Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, and Defensive Backs) in addition to being the freshman offensive coordinator.
Schreiber was part of The 1997 Bees Pioneer Conference Championship team that was a Regional Finalist. His play as a safety on The Bee’s defense led him to earning 2nd Team Pioneer All-Conference Honors during the 1998 campaign. Schreiber also played WR. After graduation, Schreiber went to school to become a state certified paramedic and fire fighter.
“After being named head coach, one of the first interviews I set up was with Coach Schreiber,” states Bees Head Coach Martin Poder. “It was evident in talking with him that his passion for Brecksville-Broadview Heights, its football program and student-athletes was second to none. He is a tireless worker always looking for ways to learn and improve, and embodies what we are looking for in every coach that wears the Crimson and Gold and mentors our student-athletes.”
Outside of coaching football, Schreiber is a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Broadview-Heights. He and his wife Michelle have three children, Grady, Maycie, and Maggie. All three children participate in the youth/middle school sport programs in Brecksville.
Coach Schreiber: “Having spent 20 plus years as either a player or coach in the Bees football program, I am excited for the next chapter of Brecksville-Broadview Heights football. I truly believe in the value this football program provides to the young men of our communities.”
Follow Coach Schreiber on Twitter: @Schreibs_BeesFB
Coach Samuel DiSanto returns for his fourth season as The Bees Varsity Offensive Line Coach. In 2020, Coach DiSanto was promoted to Co-Offensive Coordinator and 2021 will mark his first season as the primary play caller on Friday Nights.
Before coming to Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Coach DiSanto was a member of the Stow-Munroe Falls Football Program where he coached the past seven seasons. For two seasons, Coach DiSanto was the Varsity Assistant Offensive Line Coach working under Head Coach Mark Nori. DiSanto was also responsible for the development of the Bulldog middle school offensive lineman as well as serving as the offensive coordinator and play-caller ensuring the core offensive concepts were being implemented at the middle school level.
During the 2018 campaign, Coach DiSanto led a unit that was instrumental in setting multiple offensive program rushing records (since 1993). Accomplishments included: 1) Setting the single game rushing record of 380 yards (North Royalton); 2) Rushing TD’s in a Single Game of 5 (Garret Kubitz 2021). The 2019 season saw DiSanto’s entire OL group earn All-League Honors in route to the 2nd highest rushing total 2,833 in program history with 2 running backs (Kubitz & Hatcher) being near or over 1,000 yards rushing. 2021 OT Luke Kirin earned 3rd Team All-State in both the 2019 & 2020 seasons under DiSanto’s tutelage.
“After the quarterback position, in our offense, the most important position group to our success is the offensive line. It was important for our staff to get someone who understood our blocking schemes and I could feel comfortable trusting that our offensive lineman were going to get taught proper technique and assignments,” states Head Football Coach Martin Poder. “For the past seven seasons, Coach DiSanto has had the opportunity to learn from Mark Nori, who I consider to be the best offensive line coach in the state of Ohio. Coach DiSanto is very familiar overall with what we are trying to accomplish on offense and I am excited to have him as part of our coaching staff and to watch him continue to grow as a coach and person.”
DiSanto, a graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School in 2011, played offensive line and defensive line for the Bulldogs. Prior to start of his senior campaign, Sam was selected as a Team Captain. His success on the football field garnered him Northeast Ohio Conference All-League honors and was nominated and participated in the 2010 Summit County Thanksgiving All-Star Game.
DiSanto graduated in 2016 from Kent State University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies and earned his Masters Degree from Kent State in 2019. He is currently a substitute teacher with the goal of eventually becoming a full-time educator.
Coach DiSanto: “I cannot wait to build relationships with the student-athletes at Brecksville-Broadview Heights and watch them grow both on and off the field. I believe the game of football can teach many life lessons and I am excited about the journey that lies ahead for this football program and what we are going to embark on together.”
Follow Coach DiSanto on Twitter: @Coach_DiSanto57
Coach Kevin Demming begins his fourth season as the Varsity Defensive Line Coach with the Bees. Demming was promoted to Varsity Defensive Line Coach in April of 2018 after serving as the Freshman Defensive Line Coach for the 2017 Bees football campaign. Demming helped Henry Carroll (2018 – 2nd Team), Garrett Kubitz (2020 – 1st Team) & Jake Ryan (2020 – 2nd Team) earn All-Suburban League Honors as a defensive ends.
The 2021 Campaign will see Coach Demming take over coordinating The Bees Special Teams Units in addition to his role as the defensive line coach. Coach Demming will also serve as the primary defensive play caller for the Bees Freshman Team.
Demming, a 1995 graduate of North Royalton, played Offensive Line and Defensive Line for the Bears. After graduation, Coach Demming went on to attend Olivet Nazarene University (Illinois) where he excelled as a linebacker and was part of the 1997 Victory Bowl Championship Team. Since 2007, Demming has been affiliated with the YMCA and became the Program Director for the North Royalton YMCA in 2014.
“I am really excited for our student-athletes and coaches to be around Coach Demming’s infectious, positive leadership,” says Head Football Coach Martin Poder. “From the moment I met him, I knew he had to be part of our coaching staff, not only for his knowledge and technique of defensive line play, but more importantly the role model he has been and will continue to be for our student-athletes in our football program.”
Demming has two children, Alexandra and Robert, and currently resides in North Royalton.
Coach Demming: “I look forward to being a part of this historic program’s rich tradition, along with helping to write new chapters of heightened success on and off the field. It is a true privilege to work with the young men of this excellent community.”
Follow Coach Demming on Twitter: @kevindemming2
Steve Wirkus was hired in the winter of 2020 to serve as the program’s Varsity Running Backs Coach. For the 2021 Campaign, Wirkus will move over to the defensive side of the ball and mentor and lead the safeties. Coach Wirkus is a 2007 graduate of BBHHS and stared as the varsity starting quarterback and safety during his tenure at Mill Road.
This will be Coach Wirkus’s second year coaching high school football. He earned 2nd Team All-Conference accolades as The Bee’s starting quarterback and then had a productive four-year career as a safety at The University of Dayton. During his time as a Flyer, Wirkus was recognized as an Academic All-American (2010) and was selected to play in the Ohio National Guard North/South Senior Bowl.
“I think it is very important for our program and our student-athletes to be surrounded by strong leaders and men of character,” states Head Coach Martin Poder. “I met Coach Wirkus prior to the 2019 season and immediately knew he needed to speak to our team that season. After hearing him speak and the subsequently getting to know him I knew our players could benefit from his experiences as a successful Bee Football student-athlete as well as his natural leadership abilities. I look forward to the effect he will have on not only his position players, but our entire roster and coaching staff moving forward.”
Wirkus is currently a Transactions Advisor for Grant Thornton. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting in 2010 while at Dayton and subsequently his MBA in 2011.
“I had some influential coaches in my life that were not teachers or worked directly in The District when I was at BBH,” comments Wirkus. “I believe I can provide the same opportunity to the current and future student-athletes in our program.”
Follow Coach Wirkus on Twitter: @DoinWirkus
Charlie Day was promoted to Varsity Running Backs Coach in the winter of 2021. For the previous 3 seasons, he served as a middle school head coach and offensive play caller.
Day, is graduate of Marietta Senior High School in 1987, where he was a Team Captain starring as an Offensive and Defensive Lineman. He would earn 1st Team All District and All Conference Honors as well as Special Mention All-State. As a senior, he was chosen as the Team MVP. Day would go on to play collegiately at The University of Dayton (1987-1991), where he was a 2 year letter winner for The Flyers.
Since 2011, Coach Day has been a fixture in Bees Football. Prior to accepting the middle school job in 2018, Coach Day was a Bees Youth Football OL/DL Coach. Day started his coaching career at Marietta High School, where from 1992-1995 he was a Varsity Offensive and Defensive Line Coach & Freshman Defensive Coordinator. He then served 3 season as a Olentangy (Columbus) Youth Football Head Coach, before relocating to Brecksville in 2011.
“Successful programs are built and sustained when you have dedicated individuals at all levels of your program that are invested year round,” states Coach Poder. “Coach Day for the past 3 years has basically been an extension of our high school staff, at every off-season meeting, lifting sessions (middle school and high school), and our high school summer and fall camps. He is constantly trying to improve and learn as a coach, and it is important to promote people in your program that do it the ‘right way.’ Coach Day has earned this opportunity not only because of his passion to Bees Football, but his commitment, dedication, and sacrifices he has made for this program for over a decade.”
Day, as mention, earned his degree from The University of Dayton in Communications, and is currently employed by Votorantim-St. Mary’s Cement, as the Territory Manager for Northern Ohio & Northwest Indiana. Coach Day and his wife Kelly, reside in Brecksville, with their son Ben (Class of 2022).
“It is an honor and privilege to coach in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District,” comments Coach Day. “To be able to work with young people in the game of football is the ultimate reward.”
Follow Coach Day on Twitter: @CoachC_Day
Vic Voinovich joined the Bees Football Program in January of 2019 as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. The 2021 Season will mark Voinovich’s 3 season with The Program.
Coach Voinovich’s primary responsibilities are the organization, planning, and accountability of the entire high school football program’s strength and conditioning program, both out-of-season and in-season. He also serves as the Strength Coach for the nationally ranked Bees Wrestling Program.
“One of the draws to coming to BBH was the success of our wrestling program and how it typically goes hand-in-hand with football,” states Coach Poder. “Within my first year here, I realized part of the ‘secret sauce’ of their program was the strength and conditioning aspect and we had to get Coach Voinovich with us as well. The overall impact and philosophy change he has made in our program, and me professionally, cannot be understated.”
Coach Voinovich has 2 sons, Victor (2021) & Kael (2024), that are part of the Bees Wrestling Family. Voinovich and his wife, Nicole, own Compound Cleveland, a Youth Strength Training Facility in Valley View, OH that is available to ALL athletes between the ages of 6-18 years old.
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Ethan Von Duhn
Ethan Von Duhn (Class of 2022) joined the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Coaching Staff as a Student Coach in July of 2019. The youngest son of Jack & Christine Von Duhn, Ethan’s primary focus is to the Bees Offensive Staff on Friday Nights.
Von Duhn is an active member of the Bees Hoopin’ Stars and his local claim to fame is hitting the game winning half-court shot during the annual Hoopin’ Stars game during his sophomore year.
“The first time that I met Ethan, you could tell he was passionate about sports and a very personable student,” says Head Coach Martin Poder. “Ethan has been a pleasure to have on our staff, but beware, if he ever says he has something to show you on the TV, you have been ‘Rick Rolled!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
When not dedicating his time to the football coaching staff, Ethan likes to hang out with his friends Paul Hafer (2022) and Giana Urse (2016). He is also thankful of his relationships with his brother, Evan (2016) and his sister Elisse (2019) who drives him back and forth to practice.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the Bees Football Program and to be welcomed by all of the football players on this team,” states Coach Von Duhn. “I look forward to helping The Bees Football Team win a Suburban League Championship and watch the Cleveland Browns win a Super Bowl in 2021.”
Let’s Go Bees!!!
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