Varsity Football · Noblesville To Hire State Championship Football Coach


Noblesville, IN- Noblesville Schools announced today that they expect to name 2017 state championship coach Justin Roden as their new head varsity football coach at the April 17, 2018 school board meeting. Roden will replace Jason Simmons who recently announced he is leaving Noblesville High School.

Coach Roden has been to the state championship game two times out of the last three years and brings over 15 years of coaching experience to the position. He has served most recently as head football coach at East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana. Prior to that he served as special teams coordinator at College of Mount St Joseph in Cincinnati.

As head football coach, Roden boasts a 47-20 five-year record, a 2017 class 4A state championship title, a semi-state championship title, and two regional championship titles. He has also been named a five-time Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference coach of the year, in addition to other coaching accolades.

“We are extremely excited Coach Roden and his family chose to join us and I am confident he will be a great asset in leading the Miller football program,” shared NHS Athletic Director Leah Wooldridge. “He has a vision and plan for making our football team successful on the field and for supporting our student-athletes off the field, both of which we value highly at NHS.”

Roden holds a bachelor’s degree from College of Mount St Joseph and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Roden would also serve as a physical education teacher at Noblesville High School.