Changes Announce in Rockford Coaching Staff

February 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford High School Athletic Department recently announced retirement and coaching changes of four high school sports. After 35 years as head varsity coach of the Rams wrestling team, Don Rinehart has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season. Coach Rinehart’s accomplishments include 11 OK Red conference team championships, 14 district team titles, 10 regional team titles, and the 2007 Division I state MHSAA team championship. Rinehart has also coached numerous individual state champions, and has also coached baseball, softball and football in Rockford Public Schools. Amira Ponne has been named the head girls soccer coach. Ponne has coached at the junior varsity level for the past three seasons and teaches at the Rockford Freshman Center. She replaces Heidi Greenland, who retired to spend more time with her family. Tim Jacobs and Greg Hobart have been named to lead the varsity men’s and women’s crew teams. Jacobs is a teacher at the Rockford Freshman Center. Hobart is a long-time assistant coach in wrestling. Andrew Martin has been named the head boys track coach. He is also the men’s cross country coach and has served as a track assistant the past several years. Martin teaches in the social studies department at Rockford High School. Last year’s head coach, Brent Cummings, will remain with the staff as an assistant coach.

RHS Crew Teams Appointed New Coaches

February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford High School Athletic Director Tim Erickson has recently appointed Tim Jacobs as the head coach for the women’s high school crew team and Greg Hobart as head coach for the men’s high school crew team. Jacobs has coached in various capacities within the communities of Rockford and Ravenna. He teaches physical education and wood tech at Rockford Freshman Center. Hobart has coached the varsity B wrestling team for over 20 years and became interested in crew last year when asked to photograph the team at the Grand Rapids Regatta. He works at Rockford High School, assisting in the wood tech classes.