Coaching Staff

Coach Zeiber
Ron Zeiber


1983-1988 Assistant Football Coach at Reading High School

1988-1990 Assistant Football Coach at Exeter Township High School

1990-1992 Assistant Football Coach at Central Dauphin High School

1993-2002 Head Football Coach at Exeter Township High School

     1997 Berks Coach of the Year

     1997 Berks IC Champions

     1997 & 1998 PIAA District 3 AAA State Playoff qualifier

 2002-2007 Head Football Coach at Boyertown High School

     2006 Coach of the Year

     2006 PAC-10 Champions, District 1 AAAA State Playoff qualifier

 2008-2009 Assistant Football Coach at Albright College

Coach Zeiber and his wife Laurie have 2 children, Ronnie and Hannah who both attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Coach Heisey
Edwin Heisey
Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator

1994 Graduate of Hempfield High School

·         Defensive and Offensive Tackle 1991-1993

1998 Graduate of Lebanon Valley College (B.A. History; Minor Sec. Ed.)

·         Defensive Line 1994-1997

1998-1999 Assistant Football Coach (Running Backs) Lebanon Valley College

2000-Present  Assistant Football Coach (D-Line, O-Line, LBs, Defensive Coordinator)

Coach Heisey is a Social Studies teacher at Hempfield High School since 2000.

Coach Heisey resides in Lancaster with his wife Nicole and their son Hudson along with their shih-tzu “Pacey”.

Coach Harman
Mark Harman
Assistant Coach-Special Teams Coordinator

Coach Harman is in his 7th year at Hempfield.  His duties include coaching receivers, special teams and JV coach.  Prior to joining the Black Knights Staff, Coach Harman was an Assistant Coach for five years at Millersville University. His duties included coaching running backs, tight ends, and recruiting.

     1991 Graduate of Hempfield High School – Played Tight End and Linebacker

     1996 Graduate of Millersville University – Played Tight End

     2001-2007 Coached at Millersville University

 Coach Harman resides in Lancaster with his wife Christine, son MJ and daughter Brooke.

Coach Cheney
Mark Cheney
Assistant Coach

     Entering his 20th year coaching

     Three year varsity letter 1987-1989 at Palmyra Area High School

     Played Defensive Back 1991-1993 at Millersville University

     Volunteer Varsity Secondary Coach 1994-1999 at Cedar Crest

     Volunteer Varsity Secondary Coach 2000-2006 at Elco

     President Ames Janitorial Services located in Annville, PA

 Coach Cheyney resides in Landisville with his two sons Jared and Lucas.

Coach Basile
Aron Basile
Assistant Coach

Coach Basile is a 1988 graduate of Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown, PA.

     3 year starter at Offensive Guard and Linebacker – 2 years All Conference

     4 year player at Division 3 powerhouse Rowan University.  Center and Offensive Guard

     Graduated 1993 with BS in Health and Physical Education

     20 years of Varsity coaching experience at Hempfield, Owen J. Roberts and Penn Manor

     Coaching experience: Offensive and Defensive Lines, QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator

     Currently employed at Penn Manor High School as Driver Education/Physical Education and Career Internship Coordinator

 Coach Basile and his wife Brandy have one son named Carter.

Coach Shipp
Bob Shipp
Assistant Coach

     1992 Graduate of Middletown High School

     1997 Graduate of Millersville University with a BSE in Social Studies

     1993-1995 Defensive Tackle at Millersville University

     1997-1999 Coached at Hempfield High School

     2000 Coached at Salisbury High School, Salisbury, NC

     2002-2008 Coached for Exeter Township, Reading, PA

 Coach Shipp is currently a Social Studies teacher at Roherstown Education Center. Coach Shipp and his wife Lisa have two daughters, Sophia and Olivia.

Coach Gish
Tony Gish
Assistant Coach

     1994 Graduate of Hershey High School

     1999 Graduate of Millersville University with a BSE in Social Studies

     1994-1996 Linebacker at Millersville

     1999-2000 Assistant Coach at Hempfield High School

     2001-2006 Head Coach Susquenita High School

     2007-2011 Assistant Coach Milton Hershey School

     2012-2013 Assistant Coach Hershey High School

 Coach Gish resides in Harrisburg with his wife Jennifer, 2 daughters Angela and Lia

Coach Fuhrman
Garry Fuhrman
Head Freshmen Coach

     1973 Graduate of Hempfield High School

     1977 Graduate of Millersville University where Garry was a Defensive Back

     1977-1980 Assistant Coach at Cumberland Regional High School, NJ

     1981-1982 Assistant Coach at Hammonton High School, NJ

     1983-1985 Assistant Coach at Warwick High School

     1986-1992 Assistant Coach at Solanco High School

     1993-Present Assistant Coach at Hempfield

     2014-Head Freshman Football Coach

 Coach Fuhrman teaches Special Education at Hempfield High School.

Steve Polonus
Athletic Director