Ryan S. Turley – Head Coach
Ryan S. Turley grew up in Hobart. He attended Foreman Elementary, Hobart Middle School, and graduated Hobart High School in 1991. His high school sporting career included playing football, track, basketball and wrestling. He was a member of the 1989 State Champion Football Team and a captain of the 1990 State Runner-Up Football Team. Turley started his college football career at the University of Indianapolis and transferred to Butler University where he was part of a conference championship in 1994. Coach Turley graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health and from Purdue University with a Master’s of Science in Educational Administration. He has taught and cached in LaPorte, Wheeler, and Crown Point School Corporations. He taught Health at Hobart High School. Coach Turley works in the office of Student Placement. Coach Turley and his wife, Amy, reside in Hobart with their four children; Tyler (13), Autumn (11), Audrey (8) and Alexis (6).
Dave Grabczak – Defensive Coordinator
Dave Grabczak is a 1990 Hobart graduate. He attended Harper College and Indiana University where he played football and graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in Education. Coach Gradczak has coached football for the Brickies since 1993. He teaches at Hobart Middle School.
Craig Osika – Offensive Line
Craig Osika is a 1998 Hobart High School graduate. He played football and track for the Brickies. Coach Osika graduated from Indiana University and St. Joseph’s College with a B.S. in Business and Physical Education. He played college football and professional football for the San Francisco 49’ers and Cleveland Browns. This is his 9th year coaching at Hobart and 4th year teaching P.E./Health at Hobart High School. Coach Osika is married to Stefanie and has a daughter, Ava (3).
Steve Balash – Defensive Line
Steve Balash is a 1968 Hobart High School graduate. He played football, basketball and track. He graduated in 1972 from Indiana State University with a B.S. in Physical Education and Industrial Arts and a M.S. in Physical Education and Industrial Arts. While at ISU, Balash was a three year starter and captain of the football team. He has taught P.E., Industrial Arts, Health, and Quest for 42 years. He has coached football, wrestling, and track for 42 years. Coach Balash is married to Jeannie and has two children, Stefanie Osika and Heather Overturf.
James T. Johnston Jr. – Wide Receivers
James T. Johnston, Jr., is a 1980 graduate of Hobart High School. He played basketball and track for the Brickies. Coach Johnston graduated from Purdue with a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Technology Education. He ran track for the Boilermakers while he was at Purdue. He has coached football, basketball, and track in Greentown and Merrillville. He teaches IT at Merrillville High School. Coach Johnston and his wife, Heather, have two children, Riley (13) and Cody (11).
Shaun Zoladz – Defensive Backs
Shaun Zoladz is a 2006 Hobart High School graduate. He played football for the Brickies. He has a B.S. in Secondary Education Science-Biology from Indiana University. He has coached football at Hobart for 5 years and teaches Biology at Hobart High School. Shaun is married to his wife, Jennifer.
James Broyles – Long Snappers/Offensive Line
James Broyles is a 1996 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School. He played football, basketball, baseball, and track for KV. He graduated in 2001 from Indiana University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He played professional football for the Rams, Packers, and Buccaneers. Coach Broyles has coached football at Ohio Dominican, Ohio State and Kankakee Valley. He works at Patterson Dental. Coach Broyles and his wife, Shelly, have two children, Lexi (11) and Zach (8).
Mark Leto – Athletic Trainer
Mark Leto is a 1984 Hobart High School graduate. He played football for the Brickies. He graduated from Ball State in 1990 with a double major in Athletic Training and Health Education. Leto has his M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Ball State. He completed an Athletic Training Internship with the Indianapolis Colts from 1989-1991. He has been the Athletic Trainer for Hobart since 1992. He teaches Health Education, Fundamentals of Sports Science, and Project Lead the Way-Human Body Systems. Leto and his wife, Aimee, have two children, Ryan (15) and Sydney (7).
Bill Manolopoulos – Kickers/Punters
Bill Manolopoulos is a 1992 graduate of Hobart High School. He played football for the Brickies. Coach Manolopoulos graduated from Indiana University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree from the school of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He also played football for Indiana University. His wife is Lauren Manolopoulos.
Drew Martin – Varsity QB Coach
Drew Martin is a graduate of Lockport Township High School in Lockport Township, IL. He attended college at Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. He has taught Math and Project Lead the Way at Hobart High School for 20 years. Drew has been coaching for the Brickies for 15 years. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children; Andrew, who is a 2005 Hobart graduate and Melanie, who is a 2009 Hobart graduate.