About Us

Athletics Office Staff

Tony Hemmelgarn

Tony Hemmelgarn, Athletic Director

Tony returned as Athletic Director at Turpin in 2018 after serving in the position for 15 years previously (beginning in 1997).  He has an extensive career in Coaching and Athletic Administration where he has coached collegiately and presented on the National, State and local levels.  Additionally, he was a member of the Forest Hills Board of Education for 3 years.

The Minster, Ohio native coached Basketball at Mt. St. Joseph, Miami University, Fresno State University and the University of Dayton before entering the High School Athletic Director world. He also includes stops in CPS (at Aiken) and at Oak Hills High School.  He has coached High School Baseball, Basketball and Track as well as AAU and many youth sports teams.

He is married to Kristine and they have 4 children.  Zach, Adam, Ben and Camryn are all proud graduates of Turpin High School! 

Kristin Mills Assistant Athletic Director

Kristin Mills, Assistant Athletic Director

Kristin began as the assistant athletic director in August of 2021 at Turpin High School. She is a 2016 Graduate of Turpin and a 2020 Graduate of Hanover College.  She earned her degree in Exercise Science while also competing on the women's basketball team at Hanover. She also earned her masters degree in Sports Administration from the University of Cincinnati in August of 2022.

After graduating in 2020, Mills worked at a private institution in downtown Indianapolis where she ran after school programs such as clubs, athletics and before/after school childcare. She spent her free time coaching girl's basketball at the Pacers Athletic Center and currently coaches AAU Travel basketball for Cincy Shock in the Spring and Summer seasons. 

In addition to the Spartans, Mills loves spending time with her dogs, Riley and Collier, and going to Cincinnati sports (WHO DEY!) games with her fiancé (Casey), family and friends! 

Karen Braun, Athletics Administrative Assistant

Karen Braun, Administrative Assistant

Karen joined the Athletic Staff during the 2017-2018 school year.  Previously, she worked in the Athletic Office at Milford High School.  A graduate of Turpin, ('90), she brings fond memories and a passion to work with kids each and every day.  She has 2 children in the FHSD, Garrett, (Class of '22) and Addie (Class of '26)  and is married to another former Spartan, Todd.

When not "on the clock" she enjoys running, being active and watching her Pittsburgh Steelers!