Wayne State hires McMenamin as head football coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

John McMenamin has been named the new Wayne State Wildcats head football coach on Friday. He replaces Dan McLaughlin, who retired in November after 15-years leading the program.

McMenamin comes to Wayne State after being the Central Missouri Mules offensive coordinator for five seasons. He also was previously employed by Wayne State, where he worked as offensive coordinator from 2011 through 2014.

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“I am incredibly excited to be able to hire John McMenamin as the Head Coach of our Wildcat football program,” Director of Athletics Mike Powicki said. “He has proven to be an extremely successful coach, recruiter and mentor wherever he has been.  He and I share a vision for where Wayne State College football can go and I am very confident with John’s leadership we will achieve a great level of success both on and off the football field.”

He is the 22nd head football coach in program history. In addition, he will be introduced as the new coach on Tuesday on campus.

This will be McMenamin’s first head coaching opportunity. He takes over a team that went 4-7 in 2019.

“IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WILDCAT!!” stated McMenamin.  “I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to join the Wildcat family.  President Rames and Mike Powicki have been nothing short of amazing. Their vision for the Wildcat football program along with the opportunities they are providing for our staff and student athletes will allow us to make a leap in the NSIC. This feels ‘right’ and ultimately is a special place to our family.”

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