Elks Hockey History: 1973-Present
A Rich Tradition of Success
The Centerville High School Varsity Hockey Team has a rich history of success. Founded and recognized in 1973 as an OHSAA sanctioned varsity sport, CHS Hockey quickly established its name in Ohio by winning a State Title in 1979 under Coach Keith Harring. In the years that followed, Centerville continued its standard of excellence.
The Tim Evans Years
In 1988, Tim Evans took over the program and in his 16 year tenure established one of the most respected and dominate varsity teams in Ohio. Under Coach Evans, the Elks won 10 League Titles, 9 trips to the Elite Eight of State, and 2 Final Four appearances.
Head Coach Adam Frank
In 2007, after three struggling years that followed Coach Evans' retirement, CHS hired Adam Frank, a former player of Evans, to restore the rich reputation of Centerville Hockey. In the first two seasons under Coach Frank the team's winning percentage doubled from .300 to .600 and in 2009 Centerville went to the State Final Four for the first time in 12 years and only the 4th time in the program's long history. Under Coach Frank, the Elks have won 1 League Title, 2 Division Titles, 2 trips to the Elite Eight of State, and 1 Final Four appearance.
The Elks compete in the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League (SWOHSHL), which includes teams from Dayton, Cincinnati, and the surrounding areas. In the State Tournament the Elks compete against SWOHSHL and Columbus teams to earn a birth in the Final Four. Ohio is the 7th most populous state in the Nation for varsity high school hockey, and offers top notch competition, especially from teams in Toledo and Cleveland.