Ken Chupa came to the Countryside football program by way of the Ohio Valley area where he was born and raised. Ken has coached football in that area for over 25 years. Upon high school graduation he attended Youngstown State University and graduated in 1989 with a B.S. in Physical Education (K-12). He then worked as a graduate assistant at Miami of Ohio University in the football program while studying exercise science. He completed additional undergraduate coursework to become elementary certified (1-8) 1990. Coach Chupa was employed as a middle school teacher for 8 years before changing employment in 1997 to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as a GED teacher for the next 20 years. Coach Chupa transferred to USP Coleman in Central Florida in 2015 after his wife, Beth retired as an elementary teacher. Coach Chupa worked at USP 1 Coleman until he was eligible to retire in 2017. They moved to Dunedin in 2017 where they still reside. They have 2 daughters, who are Ohio teachers, son-in-laws, and a grandson who all reside in Ohio. This will be his first year with the Countryside Football program and his duties will include coaching Varsity Linebackers.