Head Coach: Steven Bechtel
Varsity Assistant: Rich Hoover
Volunteer Coach: Patrick Horn
Student Coach: Zach Thomas
Camera: Ethan Fowler and Alex Pore
Ball Boys: Nate Lind, Dawson Staley, and Liam Beer

Junior Varsity

Head Coach: Randy Pore


Head Coach: Brandon Baumgardner

Photos Courtesy of MPS Foto

Steven Bechtel

Coach Bechtel lives in Bellville with his wife Brittany and two kids, Asia 6 and Micah 3. Brittany teaches first grade at Bellville Elementary and coaches the high school girls’ soccer team. Asia attends kindergarten at Bellville and plays for the youth soccer program.   Micah enjoys shooting hoops and kicking the soccer ball around.   Steven teaches Physical Education at Butler Elementary.

Steven graduated from Northwestern High School in 1994 where he competed in basketball and track. He attended Ashland University and earned his degree in Physical Education.

He’s been coaching boys’ basketball at Clear Fork for 17 years and is beginning his 9th season as varsity head coach.   Steven began coaching in 1995 as an assistant coach at Northwestern High School and has been very fortunate to of worked for many good coaches. Throughout the years he’s been a part of many championship teams including the State Championship Team in 2002 at Clear Fork.

Rich Hoover

Coach Hoover is in his ninth year as a basketball coach. Rich graduated from Clear Fork in 2002.  He and his wife Jessica live in Bellville with their child Gannon.

Randy Pore

Coach Pore is in his third year as the Junior Varsity Basketball coach. Randy graduated from Clear Fork in 1996 where he played basketball and baseball as well as Cross Country.  He and his wife Deanna live in Butler with their two children, Alex (6th grade) and Regan (3rd grade).

Brandon Baumgardner

Brandon Baumgardner is the boys freshman basketball coach. This is his 4th year of coaching freshman boys and his 9th year of coaching basketball.  Brandon graduated from Clear Fork in 1999 and is a 2004 graduate from The University of Akron.  Brandon lives in Bellville with his daughter Elyza.