Heistand returns to the coaching staff for his 5th season as the head coach of the Valley View Spartans. He began his coaching career in tennis as the Junior Varsity coach at Valley View during the 2011 Boys season. He then took over the middle school boys tennis program at Miamisburg from 2012-2013. In 2014 he moved back to his alma mater, at the high school level, taking over the program he played for 8 years before. He is the first former player of the tennis program to take the helm of the team as the Varsity coach.
Heistand currently resides in German Township, Ohio with his wife Taylor and his dog (boxer) Turbo. He is in his third year teaching science at Valley View High School (7th year overall), with the courses Ecology, Natural Resources, Principles of Science, and Physical Science. As a side business he owns his own Taxidermy shop, Heistand Taxidermy, where he preserves deer, birds, and other animals.
Coach Maas is entering into his fourth season as assistant varsity coach for Valley View. He graduated from Lexington (OH) High School in 2008, where he played tennis for four years, mostly playing doubles. This is his forth year ever coaching tennis, but Ben looks forward to the opportunities he will have in developing and guiding Valley View’s talent to greater levels.
Ben currently resides in Kettering with his wife Rachel and daughter Martha, where he works from home as a CPA.
Todd Lovelace rejoins the team as a third year coach. He is a life long tennis fan and played all four seasons on the Middletown high school tennis team. Todd resides in Germantown with his son Braden, works as an account manager for Pepsi Cola, and is a graduate of Miami University.
Erica Hamm rejoins the team as a third year coach. She is a life-long tennis fan and plays whenever she gets the chance. Erica resides in Germantown with her husband Gary, and sons Skyler and Dawson. She works as a 5th grade science teacher at Valley View Intermediate, and graduated from Antioch University.
Junior High Coach
Coach Berger is entering her forth season in the Valley View Tennis Program. She graduated from Miamisburg High School in 1990, where she played 4 years of varsity tennis in singles and doubles. In the years following High School, she played in college and then in a Volvo League into her mid-twenties before taking a break to be a mom. This is her second year coaching the middle school team, but she has coached the high school Junior Varsity girls team for the last three years.
Coach Berger is excited to work with the Junior High kids. It is a great opportunity for the Valley View Tennis Program to develop and grow at an earlier stage. Her hope is to ignite a love for the game in the players to carry them through life.
Tina currently resides in Germantown with her husband, Tommy and two daughters Skylar and Caley. She works at Kettering Municipal Court.
Assistant Junior High Coach
Abby played tennis all four years while attending Madison Jr. Sr. High School. She currently attends Miami University Middletown where she is pursuing her Bachelors in Kinesiology and Business. While attending Miami University, she will also be competing in her forth season with the Tennis Team this fall. She currently resides in Madison Township and works as the Miami Athletic Photographer, Miami Office of Student Activities Student Worker, and works for Madison High School Varsity Track as an Assistant High Jump Coach.
Assistant Junior High Coach
Susan Holbrook is joining the team as a parent and fan of the Valley View tennis program. She will be assisting with the Valley View Junior High Tennis Team. She resides in Germantown with her husband, Eric, and three children, Emily, Ben and Lilly. All three children have played in various levels of tennis over the past several years through Valley View and is looking forward to another exciting year watching the kids improve their skills on the court and grow as athletes.