After 5 seasons as Football Coach for Tri-Village High School, Robert Burk has stepped down. Tri-Village will now be searching for a successor. (Dale Barger Photo)

Tri-Village Looking For Varsity Football Coach

The Tri-Village Boys Football Program has come along way in the last 5 seasons. Winning a conference title 2 seasons ago, finishing runner-up this year while making the OHSAA DVII Region 28 playoffs. The team upset the defending State Champion New Bremen Cardinals in the 2nd round of the tournament this year before bowing out to St. Henry Regional Semi-Final game.

Coach Robert Burk was named DVII Southwest District Coach of the Year and The State DVII coach of the year by the Football Coaches Association. Burk decided it was time to move on so he could spend more time with his family.

“I have treasured my time at Tri-Village. When I got the job my 2 daughters were 3 years and 3 months old. Now they are 8 and 5. I have invested a lot of time in the TV Program and I’m so proud of all the kids and what they have accomplished. But it is time for me to invest more time into my family. I want to thank the community and administration for all their support and I will have many treasured memories and lasting relationships from this experience.” Burk stated.

If anyone is interested in applying for the head coaching position here is the information.

Head Football Coach – Tri-Village High School (New Madison, OH)

Interested candidates should contact Tri-Village Athletic Director, Brad Gray, via email at  

In the contact email, please include a cover letter, resume, references, and any other information applicant would like to include.  

Candidates must have or be able to obtain all required coaching certifications.  Tri-Village is Division VII – Region 28 located just northwest of Dayton and competes in the Western Ohio Athletic Conference. 

Teaching positions are anticipated in various disciplines. 

Dale Barger / Sports Editor

Dale Barger is a lifelong sports enthusiast and has covered high school athletics for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio and now becomes sports editor for Darke County now. For 18 years Dale has been a sportswriter for The Daily Advocate and has been published in online sorts magazines and conference websites. Dale is also an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years. Dale is a member of The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and was a 2019 recipient of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest District Media Service Award. Dale lives on a 72-acre farm outside of New Madison, Ohio and is married to Rita Ann (Fourman) Barger and together they have two sons and three grandkids. If you don’t see Dale at a sporting event you might catch him following his other passion – photographing nature and wildlife. Contact Darke County Now Editor Media Sports Editor Dale Barger at

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