Matt Zingery - Head Coach
Coach Zingery is married to his wife, Jill, and they have two wonderful kids, Mia and Tyce. His first season as head coach at TWHS was in 2017. Prior to coaching at TWHS, Coach Zingery ran the Cardinals middle school program for three years. He also coached wrestling and track in Westerville City Schools. Coach Zingery teaches at Worthingway Middle School. He is a graduate of Otterbein College, played football there 1996-2000 and was a four-year letter winner. During his junior year, Coach Zingery was a 2nd team All-OAC Defensive Player and during his senior year, he was a 1st team OAC Academic performer.
Joe Pollina – Defensive Line
Coach Pollina has one daughter (Charlee) and two granddaughters (Alex and Brooklyn). He played football and wrestled at Bishop Watterson High School and at Capital University. He has coached nearly 30 years, as an assistant at Bishop Watterson, St. Charles, DeGraff Riverside and Fairfield Union. He was the head football coach at Millersport and COTC - Ohio State Newark. Most recently, he was the recruiting coordinator and scheduler at Hocking College for all sports. Coach Pollina also was the head wrestling coach at Bishop Watterson for nine years (1994-2003). He is currently employed at AVI Foodsystems.
Jon Carlier – Linebackers
Coach Carlier is from Martins Ferry, Ohio and a graduate of Waynesburg University, where he played linebacker. Coach Carlier joined the TWHS coaching staff in 2017. Previously, Coach Carlier was a freshman coach at Dublin Scioto High School. Prior to that, Coach Carlier worked as a student assistant at Waynesburg University during his final semester. He is a social studies teacher at Worthington Academy. Coach Carlier lives in Hilliard with his wife, Tyler.
Jon Torski – Defensive Backs
Coach Torski joins the Cardinals for his 13th year of coaching high school football, his first with the Cardinals. Coach Torski graduated from Dublin Scioto High School in 2007 and went to The Ohio State University where he obtained a business degree. After graduating from OSU, coach Torski enrolled at Capital University in order to pursue a career in education. Coach Torski is teaching Math 2 at Thomas Worthington High School. He resides in Worthington with his wife, Megan.
Ron Tanner – Defensive Backs
Coach Tanner is a Columbus native. He graduated from Eastmoor Academy High School in 2011 and was a four-varsity sport letter winner as a freshman (football, basketball, baseball & track). He also was ranked the #1 Safety in Ohio, as well as a High School Football All-American. Earning a full scholarship to The Ohio State University, Coach Tanner was not only part of the 2014 National Championship, 2014 Sugar Bowl and 2014 Big Ten Championship teams, he was Academic All-Big Ten. Coach Tanner previously coached at Northland High School in Columbus as a Defensive Backs Coach.
Tyler Hays – Offensive Line
Coach Hays is originally from Altamonte Springs, Florida. He joined the TWHS coaching staff in 2016. Previously, he spent four seasons as the varsity Offensive Line coach at Westland High School. He is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University, where he played football from 2010-2014. Coach Hays is currently an Intervention Specialist at TWHS.
Bill Pizzino – Offensive Line
Matt Banghart – Offensive Line
Coach Banghart is married to his wife, Macy. He attended John Marshall High school in Cleveland, where he was a varsity letterman in football, basketball and baseball. He later graduated from Kent State University with a bachelors in parks and recreation with a focus in sports management. In 2019, he coached the offensive line for the semiprofessional football team, the Lima Warriors.
Mark Gallagher – Offensive Line
Brian Stier – Wide Receivers
Coach Stier was called into coaching football in the fall of 2001 with the Columbus Crusaders, where he served as defensive coordinator and oversaw special teams. During the last three years with the Crusaders, he served as the Head Coach. In 2012, Coach Stier left the Crusaders to help Worthington Christian Schools start a football program, where he served as head coach for five seasons. This is his third season at Thomas Worthington. He is a business teacher at Dublin Jerome High School. Coach Stier graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1996 and had the privilege to play football as a defensive back and punter. He is married to his supportive wife, Laura, and they have two active children, Elizabeth and Caleb.
Kerry Burton – Running Backs
Coach Burton has been a coach and teacher for Westerville City Schools since 1992. He has been a football and wrestling coach at Westerville South since 2000. He is presently teaching Physical Education at Heritage Middle School. He attended Westerville South High school and is a 1992 graduate of West Liberty State College in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is married to his wife, Lori.
Ruben Ortega – Quarterbacks
FRESHMAN COACHING STAFF
David Pittmon – Head Coach, Linebackers & Running Backs
Coach Pittmon joined the TWHS coaching staff in 2017. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015 with a B.S. Edu in the Sports Industry. While at Ohio State, he worked with the football video staff during the 2014-2015 National Championship season. Coach Pittmon was born in Cleveland and graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in 2009. While at Warrensville, he played four years of varsity football and was Team Captain for three years.
Brandon Rhoades – Defensive Line & Offensive Line
Jacob Knapp – Offensive Line & Defensive Line
Coach Knapp is currently in his last year at The Ohio State University, where he is working towards a Bachelors in Sports Industry with a minor in Coaching. He has lived in the Columbus area his whole life and is a graduate of Bishop Ready High School (2013). This will be Coach Knapp's first year coaching.
Nick German – Defensive Backs & Wide Receivers