Berkley dives in as Woodlan athletic director

July 22, 2019

WOODBURN, Ind. - Rob Berkley is ready to hit the ground running as the new athletic director at Woodlan High School.

“I’ve heard nothing but positive things about Woodburn and Woodlan,” Berkley tells “How amazing the athletic department is and how supportive the fans are. I’m extremely excited I’ve gotten this opportunity.”

Berkley comes to Woodlan from East Noble, where he coached the boys soccer team for 7 years; and he taught special education there, as well. In all, he’s spent nearly 15 years coaching soccer at the high school and club level. Now, he’s looking to expand his horizons by leading the Warrior athletic department.

“There was always a desire to get in the athletic directing world,” Berkley adds. “This opportunity opened up, which is absolutely great.”

The Chicagoland native says his experiences at East Noble has helped him prepare for this next step.

“I loved East Noble. They’re a passionate group of people. The community is very supportive of what goes on there. Being able to experience that small-town environment and how exciting it can be has definitely helped.”

Since the East Allen County Schools board approved his  hire in June, Berkley has had a chance to meet many of the administrators and staff at Woodlan. Berkley replaces Dave Boyce, who moved over to Leo High School when longtime Lions athletic director Brock Rohrbacher moved back to teaching physical education.

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