Paul Brownfield is entering his third year as Athletic Director at Aiken New Tech High School. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Paul has served Cincinnati Public Schools since 2013. Paul is both a member of the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). An avid outdoorsman, Paul’s spare time consists of fishing and spending time with family. Personal mantra: It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.
Jarbreel is a graduate of Cincinnati Public Schools and received his diploma from Gilbert A. Dater High School in 2004 where he graduated with honors. He continued his education at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where he received a full basketball scholarship. As a sophomore, he and his teammates received the team ranking of fifth in the nation. After graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Arts, he attended the University of Southern California where he received a full ride to play basketball. While at USC, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He then attended Mars Hills College, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in December of 2008.
Throughout his professional career, Jabreel has held a held a variety of positions including paraprofessional, adjunct instructor at the collegiate level and head junior varsity basketball coach for Cincinnati Public Schools. Throughout his career, he has always strived to be a positive mentor and role model for the young men and women of the inner city communities. The 2017-18 school year marks is inaugural year as Athletic Director at Woodward Career Technical High School, where he strives to bring new and exciting things to the student-athlete experience. Go Dawgs!
Andrew began at Hughes High School in 2016 as the Assistant Athletic Director and a paraprofessional. During that time, he served as the head Junior High baseball coach as well as the Assistant Varsity baseball coach. And, we was the SALT Team Coordinator. Andrew has always had a passion for sports and enjoys seeing how kids can grow by playing a sport they love. He said, “There is something special in the way sports can bring a group of young kids together for a greater cause.”
Don Newberry is the Athletic Director at Shroder Paideia High School, joining the staff prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. He has previously served as the Athletic Director at Arsenal Tech and Broad Ripple High Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was the Athletic Director at Shroder prior to that.
Newberry has also worked in marketing and sales for the NFL, and as a sports director for the YMCA of Cincinnati and Kentucky.
Phillip O’Neal received his bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Cincinnati. O’Neal is a commissioned officer in the Ohio National Guard and uses his leadership experience to positively impact the people he works with. A Walnut Hills graduate and six year veteran as CPS staff, O’Neal spent multiple seasons as a girls’ basketball coach for junior high and high school teams in the district and most recently served as the Athletic Director at Riverview East High School. While at Riverview East, O’Neal dramatically improved the school’s growing athletic department. O’Neal now brings his tradition of excellence and impact to Western Hills High School.
Romell is a Cincinnati native who graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 2005. While serving as a collegiate athlete, he graduated from Thomas More College with two Bachelor of Arts degrees. One in Sports and Entertainment Marketing and the other in Business Administration. After pursuing a professional career, Romell completed his graduate degree at Xavier University where he received an M.S. in Sports Administration in 2012.
Romell is entering his second year as an Athletic Director at Taft High School. Before accepting his current position, he interned with multiple Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Athletic Departments, taught within CPS schools and coached high school basketball.
Since a very young age, Romell has had a passion for sports and youth. He has strived to be a positive role model and mentor. He has a son (Romell Jr.), numerous family members and kids looking up to him, and he feels it is his job to show them that they too can break the cycle.
Personal mantra: When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful.
A proud graduate of Walnut Hills High School in 2010, Shauniece Steele has been with the athletic administration at Walnut Hills High School for over seven years. She obtained her undergraduate degree (Exercise Science) from The University of Akron and her master’s degree (Sports Administration) from The University of Cincinnati.
As a high school student, Shauniece understood the importance of being well-rounded and took full advantage of the vast array of opportunities that Walnut Hills presents. She lettered in volleyball, indoor track, and outdoor track (becoming both a state and national champion during her tenure). In addition, Shauniece was a member of the Marching Blue & Gold, held office in student government, and was a member of many different student groups/organizations. After graduation, Shauniece attended The University of Akron on both athletic (Track & Field) and academic scholarships, achieving both academic (Academic Honor Roll) and athletic success (2013 MAC Champion). With a desire to be more than “just a student-athlete”, she joined various academic, service, and leadership organizations (including Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.) holding executive board offices in each, and most importantly, gaining transferable knowledge and experiences that she would take into the workforce. She accredits her ability to adapt, to be open-minded, and to be a transformational leader to these high school and collegiate experiences.
Shauniece relocated back to Cincinnati after graduating and served in varying capacities within Cincinnati Public Schools before finally making her way back home to the Nuthouse. While Shauniece enjoys being at Walnut because “it’s home,” she loves being able to share these learned experiences and give back to the school that helped shape her into who she is today. Shay is passionate about providing the same experiences and opportunities through athletics to the current generations student-athletes.
Steele was most recently named SWOADA Middle School Athletic Director of Year for the 2020-21 school year.
Jeff Wiles received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management at Otterbein University where he participated at the varsity level in football and track. Wiles spent his first 25 years in the business world holding executive level positions in marketing and management. He returned to the sports world in administration and coaching roles starting in 2010 when he joined the Sports Commission at St. Mary’s. Wiles went on to become the Executive Director of Knothole Baseball, the country’s oldest youth baseball program. His coaching experience has been at all levels in youth sports for both boys and girls. He held coaching positions at Walnut Hills High School in football and baseball and, most recently, as the Head Varsity Coach for Girls Fast Pitch Softball. Wiles joined the Cincinnati Public Schools’ Athletics team in 2016 when he began working as a Sports Coordinator for Baseball and Softball.
Regina is a very strong seasoned youth and family advocate. She graduated from Withrow High School, and earned a scholarship to attend the University of Cincinnati as a student-athlete, playing Division I Women’s Basketball. Regina’s accomplishments have seen her inducted into the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Cincinnati Public School Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts, she has spent 27 years working with youth of all ages. Prior to accepting this position, she spent 10 years an Assistant Athletic Director and In-School Suspension Coordinator at Withrow High School. Regina has recently accepted a new position with Activities Beyond the Classroom as an Athletic Director, and is one of the first African-American females in CPS history to accept the role of Athletic Director.