Photo provided by Noblesville Schools // NEW HIRE: Justin Roden (right) with his family at Tuesday’s Noblesville School Board meeting. The school board approved the hire of Roden to become the new varsity football head coach at Noblesville High School.
Photo provided by Noblesville Schools // NEW HIRE: Justin Roden (right) with his family at Tuesday’s Noblesville School Board meeting. The school board approved the hire of Roden to become the new varsity football head coach at Noblesville High School.
Noblesville Schools has hired 2017 state championship coach Justin Roden as the high school’s new varsity football head coach.

The hiring was approved Tuesday night at the school board meeting.

Roden will replace Jason Simmons who recently announced he is leaving Noblesville High School.

“We are extremely excited Coach Roden and his family chose to join us and I am confident he will be a great asset in leading the Miller football program,” said NHS Athletic Director Leah Wooldridge. “He has a vision and plan for making our football team successful on the field and for supporting our student-athletes off the field, both of which we value highly at (Noblesville High School).”

Roden has been to the state championship game two times out of the last three years and brings more than 15 years of coaching experience to the position. He has served most recently as head football coach at East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana. Prior to that he served as special teams coordinator at College of Mount St Joseph in Cincinnati.

As head football coach, Roden boasts a 47-20 five-year record, a 2017 class 4A state championship and two regional championships. He has also been named a five-time Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference coach of the year, in addition to other coaching accolades.

Roden holds a bachelor’s degree from College of Mount St Joseph and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Roden would also serve as a physical education teacher at Noblesville High School.