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Coaches

Athletic Director

Jason Fiacco

jason.fiacco@clevelandisd.org

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Jason Fiacco enters his second season as Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Cleveland High School. During Fiacco’s first season at the helm, the Indians snapped a three year losing drought by defeating Houston Northbrook 60-21 in Week 2. The Indians then went on to lead the district in rushing
with over 260 yards/game. Cleveland finished the 2020 season with a win over district foe, Caney Creek.

Prior to coming to Cleveland, Fiacco served as the AD/Head Football Coach at Elkhart High School for the 2018-2019 seasons. During his time at Elkhart, the Elks started 3-0 for the first time in almost 20 years and finished 2019 with their second highest win total in 15 years. Elkhart also produced their first scholarship athlete in over 10 years with the signing of Ky Thomas who signed a full scholarship at SFA.

Fiacco served as the Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach at Yoakum High School prior to taking over at Elkhart. During his two seasons at Yoakum, Fiacco helped guide the Bulldogs to the 2016 3A Div1 State Championship Game. The following year the Bulldogs made their way to the State
Semi-Finalist before falling to eventual State Champions Rockdale. During the 2016-2017 seasons, Yoakum averaged over 4,300 yards rushing, an average of over 8 yards/rush.

Additional coaching stops for Coach Fiacco include Ellsworth Community College and La Vernia High School. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Fiacco was a four- year letter winner at University of Northern Iowa and received an invite to Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mini-Camp in 2010. While playing for the UNI Panthers, Fiacco was also a competitive lifter, winning multiple national championships and also lifted on the United State Weightlifting team in Cali, Columbia for the Jr. Pan Am Games.

A native of Wisconsin, Jason and his wife, Sarah, have four children, Colt, Callie, Casey and Cameron.

Offensive Coordinator / Quarterback Coach

Seth Grubb

seth.grubb@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Seth Grubb is the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterback Coach in his second year at Cleveland High School. He comes to Cleveland after spending two years as the Receiver’s Coach at Samuel Clemens High School in San Antonio. Prior to that, he spent his first three years of coaching in Yoakum, Texas. While coaching at Yoakum, the Bulldogs averaged 9.3 yards/offensive play, one of the highest averages in Texas. Coach Grubb attended college at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he played football for the Roadrunners from 2011-2014. Coach Grubb and his wife, Lacey, have a one-year old daughter named Rory.

Defensive Coordinator / Linebacker Coach

Nolan Mills

nolan.mills@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Nolan Mills enters his second year with Cleveland High School and serves as the Defensive Coordinator/Linebacker Coach. During his first season leading the Indian defense, Cleveland’s defense gave up over 30% less points than the previous season. He comes to Cleveland after spending two years as the Defensive Coordinator at Elkhart High School in East Texas. Coach Mills started his coaching career working with the linebackers at Yoakum High School. During his time at Yoakum, the Bulldogs were back-to-back district champions and reached the 3A State Championship in 2016. He attended college at Hardin-Simmons University, where he played football for the Cowboys from 2010-2014. Coach Mills and his wife, Vanna, were married in June 2019 and have a one-year old son named Boone.

Special Teams Coordinator / Runningback Coach

Jacob Warrens

jacob.warrens@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Jacob Warrens enters his second year at Cleveland ISD. Prior to Cleveland, Coach Warrens coached at Elkhart (TX) ISD, where he served as a coordinator for two years. Prior to coaching at Elkhart ISD, Coach Warrens coached varsity football for White Pigeon (MI) ISD, Kent City (MI) ISD, and Sebring (OH) ISD. In addition, Coach Warrens served as an Assistant Coach (Quarterbacks) at University of Mount Union and he was a part of two NCAA Division III National Championship teams.

Offensive Line Coach

Leslie Davis

ldavis@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Leslie Davis is in his sixth year at Cleveland ISD. He graduated from Southern University with a degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources. While attending Southern University, Coach Davis, received an athletic scholarship to play football and played offensive line where he started as left tackle. In addition to his role as the assistant offensive line coach at Cleveland ISD, he coaches track and teaches BIM and Business Management.

Wide Receivers Coach

Jaraud Ross

jaraud.ross@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Jaraud Ross is a 2011 graduate from Cleveland High School. Coach Ross also attended the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where he played football and earned a bachelor's degree. Coach Ross feels blessed with the opportunity to be home teaching and coaching Cleveland students to become better athletes as well as pillars for our community.

Defensive Line Coach

Nicolas Jean-Baptiste

nicolas.jeanbaptiste@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Baptiste enters his second year at Cleveland. Before coming to Cleveland High School, Nicolas was the Defensive Line Coach at Navarro College for two years. During his time at Navarro, Jean-Baptiste helped lead Navarro to a conference championship in 2019. He also coached three All-Conference defensive linemen including first team Trevon Mason. Before coming to Navarro in 2018, Nicolas coached at South Dakota Mines University as defensive line coach. He led a unit that was second in the conference in rushing defense. In 2016, he was the Defensive Line Graduate Assistant at Baylor University where he helped guide the Bears to a Cactus Bowl victory.

Nicolas graduated high school from Strake Jesuit College Prep, where he earned first team all-district on both sides of the ball in 2006. He walked on at Baylor University originally, playing in 49 of 50 games and starting his final two years. The four-year letterman earned second team all-Big XII honors from the league coaches, while being invited to the East-West Shrine Game in 2012. As an undrafted free agent, Jean-Baptiste signed on with the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns. He then moved into the Arena Football League where he played for the Arizona Rattlers (2014) and the Jacksonville Sharks (2015), where he made two appearances in the ArenaBowl.

Jean-Baptiste graduated from Baylor University with his degree in Education. He resides in Cleveland with his wife, Niecie, and their daughter Cynthia.

Defensive Line Coach

Jerron Meyers

jerron.meyers@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Meyers enters his first year at Cleveland. Coach Myers comes to Cleveland with 18 years of coaching experience. He spent the last two years as the Defensive Line Coach at Pasadena Sam Rayburn where he coached eventual SMU commit, Jelin Samuels. Prior to his time in Pasadena ISD, Coach Meyers coached at Houston Milby for 12 years where he served as an Assistant Football Coach and Head Track Coach.

Defensive Back Coach

Jamaul Ross

jamaul.ross@clevelandisd.org

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Coach Jamaul Ross is a Cleveland High School alumni class of 2011 and a graduate from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. In addition to coaching the defensive secondary, he teaches World History. Coach Ross is thankful and very excited to be teaching and coaching in his hometown. He is looking forward to helping our students advance academically while giving them each an opportunity to play at the next level and become better men and citizens in our community. He is a role model for our students and players.

Defensive Back Coach

Traveon Henry

traveon.henry@clevelandisd.org

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Traveon Henry, a Lauderdale Lakes, Florida native, is in his second year at Cleveland High School. Prior to joining the Indians, Coach Henry spent two years as a Football Graduate Assistant at Northwestern University. Coach Henry was a dual-sport athlete in college playing safety for Northwestern University, and he was also a point guard at Lynn University for a year. Coach Henry is driven by his passion to see scholar athletes maximize their opportunities.