Martin PoderVarsity Head Coach, Quarterback Coach
Dan SchreiberCo-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Cam CarmenCo-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Ends
Sam DiSantoOffensive Line Coach/Freshman Offensive Coordinator
John KromalicCo-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Matt MarinoSpecial Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Kevin DemmingDefensive Line Coach/Freshman Defensive Coordinator
Jeff FoltzAssistant Wide Receivers & Quarterbacks
Steve WirkusRunning Backs Coach
Vic VoinovichHead Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ethan Von DuhnStudent 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 2019 season will be Poder’s third 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.
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 16th season as a member of the Bees coaching staff and will be the programs Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach after holding the position of Varsity Wide Receivers Coach last season. Prior to his duties last fall, Coach Schreiber was the Bess Varsity Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach in 2017. He had been part of the freshman coaching staff coaching 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 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
Cam Carmen returns for a 2nd season as a member of the Bees coaching staff and will serve as the Varsity Co-Defensive Coordinator as well as coach the program’s defensive ends. Carmen spent the past 2 seasons at Stow-Munroe Falls High School as the Bulldogs Varsity Defensive Line Coach where he is currently a Social Studies teacher.
Coach Carmen was also the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator in 2018. Before his time at Stow, Carmen gained an additional 5 years of varsity experience coaching for 3 years at The Gilmour Academy (OL/DL) and then 2 years at Eastlake North.
“It has been awesome to watch up close Coach Carmen grow and earn this leadership role within our program,” said Head Coach Martin Poder. “I cannot wait for our student-athletes to experience Coach Carmen’s relationship focused coaching style and the energy he brings everyday to all aspects of his daily interactions with people.”
Carmen played offensive line and defensive line in high school at The Gilmour Academy (Class of 2011). He was recognized as the team’s offensive MVP his senior season. After graduation, Carmen continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Mount Union University (freshman year) before transferring to John Carrol University where he earned his education degree in Political Science.
“Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School has a long tradition of athletic and academic success,” states Carmen. “I am excited to join that family and work to make the student-athletes the best people they can be and impact the community in a positive way.”
Follow Coach Carmen on Twitter: @CoachCamCarmen
Coach Samuel DiSanto returns for his third season as The Bees Varsity Offensive Line Coach. 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. Coach DiSanto is also the primary offensive play-caller for the Bees Junior Varsity Team.
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 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. He is currently working at North Shore Movers and plans on substitute teaching in the district this fall as he pursues his Masters Degree in Education to eventually become 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
John Kromalic was hired in 2020 as the program’s Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach on the varsity staff.
Coach Kromalic comes from Suburban League National Conference opponent Nordonia where he served as The Knights Varsity Quarterbacks Coach for the past 2 seasons. In 2019, Kromalic also served as Nordonia’s Head JV Football Coach.
Kromalic graduated from Copley High School in 2014 where he served as The Indians starting quarterback for 2 season (2012 & 2013). During his sophomore and junior seasons, Coach Poder served as his quarterbacks coach.
“I have been trying since we came to BBHHS to get Coach Kromalic on our staff,” states Coach Poder. “It took a couple of years to make the transition work, but I have watched John grow from a high school quarterback to being a collegiate athlete to recently being a varsity coach at Nordonia and competing against him. We are excited to have John and his wife Samantha as members of the Bees Football Family, and I cannot wait to see him continue to grow in this profession.”
After graduating from Copley High School, Kromalic was a 4 year member of The Baldwin Wallace University Football Program (D3). During his time at BW, John was awarded The Eloise Tressel Yellow Jacket Award while earning his Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Studies/Education. Kromalic has been a permanent Social Studies teacher at various districts since graduation from BW and hopes to eventually have a full-time position in education in the near future. Until then, Kromalic will be working for Geico Insurance in Cuyahoga Falls, while helping The Bees offense and program’s quarterbacks.
“I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to shape young men at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School,” remarks Kromalic. “At the end of the day, our purpose is to push student-athletes to reach their full potential in the classroom and on the football field and I aim to help our coaching staff achieve those goals this season and many years to come.”
Follow Coach Kromalic on Twitter: @kromulac
Matt Marino enters his second season in 2019 as the Bees’ Varsity Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach. Prior to BBHHS, Coach Marino had spent the past 4 seasons in the same positions at Copley High School where he is currently an Intervention Specialist.
Marino began his coaching career at his alma mater, Stow-Munroe Falls High School (Class of 2008), where he spent his first 4 seasons (2010-2013) as an 8th grade coach. In 2014, Marino was promoted to the Bulldog Varsity Staff where he was responsible for the defensive backs.
Over the course of 5 seasons coaching at the varsity level, 5 different defensive backs have gone onto Division II colleges/universities to play football and continue their academic pursuits under Coach Marino’s tutelage. 3 of those 5 student-athletes have started and have earned All-Conference honors at their institutions.
“Coach Marino brings multiple years of experience coordinating special teams units as well as having played and coaching defensive backs,” states Head Coach Martin Poder. “I got to witness firsthand Matt’s coaching style when he first started out coaching at the middle school level and then at the varsity level. He is focused on player relationships, but is passionate about making sure his special teams units are organized and prepared as well putting his defensive backs in position to succeed on game nights. He has continued to grow and take on more responsibility as a varsity coach since our time together and I cannot wait to see the impact he has in regards to our staff interaction as well as our defensive backs’ player development.”
Coach Marino played running back and safety in high school and was a 1st Team All-District performer his senior season, while also garnering 1st Team All-League (NEO Conference) honors as well as being recognized by the Akron Touchdown Club for his accomplishments. Marino also earned 1st Team and 2nd Team All-League (NEO Conference) honors his junior and sophomore years respectively.
After high school, Marino played 1 season at Fairmount State University and then earned his Justice Studies degree from Kent State University.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of this great community that takes pride in their education and athletics,” said Coach Marino. “My goal is to develop our players into passionate, hardworking young men in everything they do. I look forward to many successful seasons. GO BEES!”
Follow Coach Marino on Twitter: @coach_marino
Coach Kevin Demming begins his third 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) earn 2nd Team All-Suburban League Honors as a defensive end.
Coach Demming also is the primary defensive play caller for the Bees Junior Varsity 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
Coach Jeff Foltz enters his third season as a football coach at Brecksville-Broadview Heights and will be working with the program’s wide receivers and quarterbacks. Coach Fultz previously coached the varsity defensive backs. Coach Fultz has been part of The Bees baseball coaching staff the past four seasons.
Prior to coaching at Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Coach Fultz coached football at two different stops: Green High School (2006-2007) where he was a defensive assistant and Brunswick High (2012-2016) where he served as the varsity Wide Receiver’s Coach.
“We preach every day to our student-athletes that playing multiple sports are important to your athletic growth and Coach Fultz is a great example of that principle,” says Head Football Coach Martin Poder. “Coaches and student-athletes on our baseball team raved about his communication skills, relationship building, and strong work ethic. I am really excited to see what Coach Fultz does with the opportunity in front of him working with our student-athletes.”
Foltz is a 2005 graduate of Findlay High School where he earned All-League Honors as a quarterback his junior and senior campaigns, while also staring on the baseball diamond. During his sophomore season, Findlay Football was a state semi-finalist. After high school, Jeff decided to pursue being a student-athlete at Ashland University, being a member of the baseball program. Foltz was part of an Eagles baseball team that reached the College World Series in both 2006 and 2008. For his efforts, he was selected as an All-American.
Foltz graduated from Ashland University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education. He is currently a Physical Education teacher at Brunswick City Schools.
Coach Jeff Foltz: “I am looking forward to working with a great football staff and more importantly some amazing student-athletes and having the support of two great communities for this football program. It is going to be a fun and enjoyable year for the Bee’s.”
Follow Coach Jeff Foltz on Twitter: @foltzj21
Steve Wirkus was hired in the winter of 2020 to serve as the program’s Varsity Running Backs Coach. 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 first year coaching high school football after earning 2nd Team All-Conference accolades as The Bee’s starting quarterback and then 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
Vic Voinovich joined the Bees Football Program in January of 2019 as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Complete Bio coming soon!
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 assist Coach Matt Waggoner (Offensive Coordinator) and the Bees Offense 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 this 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 2020.”
Let’s Go Bees!!!