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Dayton Christian Hires Luke Hurst as Head Football Coach

Dayton Christian Hires Luke Hurst as Head Football Coach

Luke Hurst has been hired as Dayton Christian’s eighth Head Football Coach and will begin his coaching duties
immediately. Hurst, who played collegiate football as a defensive back at Anderson University and Franklin College, has
been an assistant coach at several NCAA Division III universities, and was most recently the Head Football Coach at
OHSAA Division III Franklin High School for the past two seasons.
“We are excited to have Luke joining the Dayton Christian community and leading our football program,” said Ben
Shroyer, Dayton Christian Athletic Director. “He has experience as a student-athlete and coach at various programs and
has a history of helping programs improve. His energy and vision for our program really resonated with our search
committee during the interview process. But most importantly, Luke showed to us his Christ-centered approach to
coaching and character development in young men.”
Hurst began his coaching career in 2011 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville as the outside linebackers’ coach. He
also held coaching positions at Manchester University and Carthage College, before working as an assistant varsity coach
at Coral Shores High School (FL) in 2017. Hurst was an assistant varsity coach for wide receivers, pass game coordinator,
and then the offensive coordinator at Northmont High School (2018-2021) before becoming the Head Football Coach at
Franklin.
“My family and I are thrilled about the opportunity to join the Dayton Christian community,” shared Hurst. “Dayton
Christian has a long-standing reputation of high-quality, Christ-centered education. God clearly has plans to use Dayton
Christian to further His kingdom in the greater Dayton area as evidenced by the school’s growing enrollment and the
vision set forth by its leadership.”
Hurst comes to DC eager to strengthen the football program.
“I recognize there are some talented private football programs in the greater Dayton area,” he said. “However, we
believe Dayton Christian has the resources and support that will allow us to grow into a program that consistently
competes with any school our size.”
Hurst earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from Franklin College and a Master of Science in Education at the University of Dayton.
He will teach high school social studies at Dayton Christian and support the development of youth sports teams. Hurst
and his wife, Anne, have two children, Ezekiel and Jubilee; and they attend Grace Point Fellowship in Franklin.
Hurst will inherit a football team that qualified for the 2023 OHSAA Division VI playoffs, and will graduate three players,
two of which were All-Ohio selections. Hurst succeeds Adrian Sellers who led the Dayton Christian football program for
three seasons.

“We greatly appreciate Adrian’s hard work and leadership for our program,” Shroyer said. “Adrian has been coaching
within our football program for over seven years and has built many strong relationships with our players and community
members. We are thankful for his steadfastness.”
The Dayton Christian community will have the opportunity to meet Coach Hurst and learn about his coaching philosophy
and vision for the football program on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 pm in the DC Library. Any DC student (Grades 2-12),
who is planning to play football this fall or in the future, is encouraged to attend this meeting with their parents.
ABOUT DAYTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Dayton Christian School is an interdenominational Christian school in Miamisburg,
Ohio that serves more than 1,100 students in grades Pre-K to 12th grade, including students in its homeschool hybrid
program. To learn more about Dayton Christian School, please contact us at (937) 291-7201 or
visit www.daytonchristian.com.
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