2017 Football
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2017 Football Coaches
Mark Henninger Image
  • A defensive-minded head coach with a keen eye on the all-around progress of the program, Mark Henninger was named Marian University's second head coach on Jan. 24, 2013.
  • Henninger led the Knights to a national championship in 2015 - the program's second all-time.
     
  • In 2014, he was named the American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) NAIA National Coach of the Year.
     
  • Marian won the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League championship for the fourth time in its 10 seasons in 2016. MU also won the crown in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
     
  • Henninger guided the Knights to their second-ever appearance in the NAIA National Championship game on Dec. 19, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Fla. It marks the second time in eight seasons that the MU program has made it to the national title game. They won the national championship in 2012.
     
  • He guided the Knights to their second-ever win over the NAIA's No. 1-ranked team in 2014. MU defeated defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Grand View (Iowa), 31-18, on the road on Sept. 20, 2014. MU went 9-2 the rest of the way en route to a national runner-up finish. The first win over a No. 1-ranked team came on Nov. 5, 2011 when the Knights defeated Saint Xavier, 27-9, in front of 5,175 fans at St.Vincent Health Field in Indianapolis.
     
  • In his two seasons, he guided four Knights to AFCA-NAIA All-America honors with two in 2013 and two in 2014. Offensive lineman Zach Mitchell and defensive back Eric Price earned the honor in 2014, while running back Tevin Lake and offensive lineman Zack VanDeman earned the honor in 2013. The MU program has had nine All-Americans in its eight seasons of competition.
     
  • Henninger currently holds a record of 40-11 at Marian University.
     
  • In his four seasons, 33 Knights have earned MSFA All-Academic accolades, including 13 in 2016, a record under Henninger.
     
  • During Henninger's tenure, 65 Knights have been named All-MSFA Mideast League. 29 of those honors were All-MSFA Mideast League First Team selections.
     
  • As the head coach of running back Tevin Lake, Henninger helped guide Lake to one of the greatest careers in NAIA history. Lake finished his career as the NAIA's fifth all-time leading rusher and the fifth all-time leading scorer in the organization's history. In 2014, Lake was named the MSFA Mideast League Offensive Player of the Year after he amassed more than 1,000 rushing yards for the fourth straight season.
     
  • As a defensive backs coach, Henninger helped guide defensive back Eric Price to a single-season school record nine interceptions in 2014. He also had a single-season school record four blocked kicks in earning AFCA-NAIA All-America Second Team honors.
     
  • In his four seasons, the MU defense has finished in the top 15 in the nation in total defense, including first in 2016. In 2014, the MU rushing defense finished ranked second in the country and was ranked in the top 20 in 14 other categories. The MU offense ranked 24th in the nation with the nation's fourth-ranked passing offense.
     
  • In 2014, Henninger helped guide wide receiver Krishawn Hogan to the program's second-ever 1,000-yard receiving season. He then replicated the feat in 2015 and 2016.
     
  • In 2014, the Knights set or tied 11 single-season school records under Henninger tutelage.
     
  • In his five seasons at North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC), Henninger was 26-25 as head coach and earned USA South Conference Coach of the Year honors in his second season as head coach. He also guided four Bishops to NCAA Division III All-America honors.
     
  • He spent a total of nine seasons at NCWC, four seasons at his alma mater, Wittenberg University (2000-03), one season at Wartburg College (Iowa) (1999-00), one season with the Hamburg Blue Devils in Germany (1998) and two years as a graduate assistant at Millikin University (1996-98).
     
  • Is a 1996 graduate of Wittenberg University where he earned four varsity letters and was part of a team that went 35-5-1 in his four seasons. He was part of two NCAC championships and one NCAA Division III playoff appearance.
     
  • He is a 1992 graduate of Roncalli High School, is married and has three children. The family resides in Indianapolis.


THE HENNINGER FILE

Year Record Conf. Record Postseason
2008 6-4 5-2 (T-2nd)  
2009 8-3 7-0 (1st) NCAA Tournament
2010 7-3 6-1 (T-1st)  
2011 2-8 2-5 (7th)  
2012 3-7 2-5 (7th)  
2013 6-5 4-2 (3rd)  
2014 11-3 5-1 (T-1st) MSFA Mideast Co-Champions
NAIA National Runner-Up
2015 12-2 5-1 (2nd) NAIA National Champions
2016 11-1 6-0 (1st) MSFA Mideast Champions
TOTALS 66-36 (.647) 42-17 (.712)  
 
Andy Mitchel Image
  • Entering his third season as offensive coordinator for the Knights, Andy Mitchel has brought a new style and attitude to the MU offense. 
     
  • In his first season, Mitchel helped lead the Knights to the program's third MSFA Mideast League championship, its fourth appearance in the NAIA Football Championship Series and its second appearance in the NAIA Football National Championship game. He helped lead the Knights to an 11-3 record and a 5-1 mark in MSFA MEL play.

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  • During his second season in 2015, Mitchell helped the Knights to the program's second national championship behind an offense that posted nearly 42 points per game. 

 

  • The 2014 season saw the Knights bring new elements to the offense and utilize running back Tevin Lake to the fullest extent. The 2014 season not only brought a national runner-up finish, but was the most prolific in terms of passing yards in program history. While 2014 was the third-highest total rushing yards, the passing offense saw new single-season highs in completions, attempts and yards.
     
  • Mitchel helped guide Lake to fifth all-time in NAIA history in rushing yards and fifth in total scoring in NAIA history. Last season, he guided a rushing offense that ran for 1,974 yards and 28 touchdowns, which was second in program history.
     
  • Mitchel's offense finished in the top 25 in the nation in nine categories. MU was fourth in total pass offense and seventh in total scoring in 2014. The Knights also ranked 12th in total pass offense per game, 17th in scoring offense per game, 18th in third-down conversions and 24th in total offense per game, just to include a few.
     
  • The Mitchel-led offense scored 50 or more points twice, which is the second-most in a single-season in team history. MU scored 55 points at Taylor and 51 points against Saint Francis (Ind.), which are the fourth and seventh-highest number of points scored in program history.
     
  • He guided wide receiver Krishawn Hogan to the second 1,000-yard receiving season in program history in 2014. Hogan caught a single-season school record 82 passes for a single-season record 1,136 yards and caught a single-season record 11 touchdown passes. MU had the fourth-most prolific season in completion percentage (57.1) in 2014 and had 279 completions, which is the second-highest number in program history.
     
  • Mitchel coached the 2014 MSFA Mideast League Offensive Player of the Year in Tevin Lake and had offensive lineman Zach Mitchell named an AFCA-NAIA All-America First Team selection.
     
  • He also coached a pair of MSFA All-Academic Team selections, eight All-MSFA Mideast League selections, including four first team picks.
     
  • Prior to Marian University, Mitchel spent eight seasons at perennial NCAA Division III contender Wittenberg University in Sprinfield, Ohio. During his time at Witt, he helped guide the Tigers to five North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championships and five NCAA Division III playoff appearances. The team was 67-11 during his time and averaged 38 points per game from 2009-13. On five occasions, his offense led the NCAC in total offense and it also led the league in scoring offense on four occasions.
     
  • Prior to Witt, Mitchel was the offensive coordinator at Simpson College from 2003-05 and served as video and recruiting coordinator. He helped guide the Storm to an NCAA Division III playoff appearance in 2003 and had the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (IIAC) top passing offense in 2003 and 2004 as well as the top offense in 2003.
     
  • His first coaching stint was with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he served as the passing game coordinator and assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2000-03. For three straight seasons, Mitchel guided the top passing offense (2000-02) and total offense in 2001 and 2002.
     
  • Mitchel earned his bachelor's degree from Wisconsin-Platteville in 2000. He has also been published in numerous publications concerning the passing offense and has given numerous clinic presentations during his career.
     
  • His playing experience was at Hanover College from 1996-99 and he was part of the two-time undefeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) champions in 1997 and 1998. He was a three-time all-conference wide receiver who also earned all-america honorable mention honors in 1999.
     
  • A Portland, Ind., native, Mitchel graduated from Jay County High School and currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.
 
Brock Caraboa Image
  • Brock Caraboa is entering his second season as defensive coordinator. He spent the previous three seasons as the defensive line coach. Known for his aggressive style, Caraboa's intensity has helped guide the MU defense to numerous accolades and is one of the strongest units in the program.
  • Caraboa guided the Knights to the No. 1 defense in the country. Marian ranked first in the nation in sacks, defense points per game, rushing defense, third down defense, sacks per game, touchdowns allowed, yards per play, takeaway margin, yards per carry and ranked fifth in pass defense efficiency.
  • For his efforts, Caraboa was a finalist for the footballscoop.com Coordinator of the Year in 2016.
     
  • Guided a pair of defensive linemen, Jamar Wilhite and Donnie Dulaney, to All-MSFA Mideast League honors in his first season. Alexander Wetmore also earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete honors under Caraboa's guidance.
     
  • In 2014, the defensive line accounted for 16.5 of 39 sacks and 36.5 of 103 tackles for loss. In the NAIA, the MU defense ranked second in rushing defense, fourth in total sacks, 11th in pass defense efficiency, 14th in total defense and 16th in scoring defense.
     
  • Prior to his first year as an assistant, Caraboa helped lead the defensive line (2013) and linebackers (2012) as a graduate assistant. His assistance was instrumental in the run to the national title in 2012 with the linebackers being a key cog in MU's success.
     
  • As a four-year letter winner at Marian University, Caraboa was one of the top linebackers in school history from the inception of the program in 2007 until his final season in 2010. He currently holds the career record for tackles and the single-season mark in the same category. He earned Victory Sports Network NAIA All-America honors in 2010 and earned NAIA Football Championship Series Defensive Player of the Game honors in the Knights' first-ever NAIA FCS appearance in 2010. He was also a three-time All-MSFA Mideast League performer who earned first team honors during his senior season.
     
  • He earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from Marian University and earned a master's degree from Ball State University in 2014.
     
  • Caraboa currently resides in Plainfield, Ind.
 
B.J. Coad Image
  • B.J. Coad is entering his second season as the offensive line coach for the Knights and brings an extensive coaching and playing background to the 2014 NAIA National Runners-up.
     
  • In his first season with MU, Coad led an under-manned offensive line to one of the best seasons in the program's history. The offensive line helped lead the Knights to an 11-3 overall record, a 5-1 mark in MSFA Mideast play, their third MSFA Mideast League title and the program's second trip to the NAIA Football National Championship game.
     
  • The offensive line protected the quarterbacks who had the most prolific season in team history. MU had 3,761 passing yards, which was a single-season school record, and had a passer rating of 129.2, which was the fourth-highest in team history. In addition, the line blocked for running back Tevin Lake, who finished his career as the NAIA's fifth-ranked all-time rusher and fifth all-time scorer. The 1,974 rushing yards in 2014 was the program's third-highest total and its 28 rushing touchdowns was the team's second-highest in a single season.
     
  • Coad coached offensive lineman Zach Mitchell to AFCA-NAIA All-America First Team honors, All-MSFA Mideast League First Team honors and had Kody Woods and Zach Graves each voted onto the All-MSFA Mideast League Second Team.
     
  • The offensive line was vital in wide receiver Krishawn Hogan's record-setting season after he amassed a program-record 82 receptions for a program-record 1,136 receiving yards. The line also protected quarterback Hayden Northern who threw for the third-most passing yards (2,939) after becoming the starter in the season's second game. He also had the third-most completions (208) and the fourth-most passing touchdowns (22) in 2014.
     
  • Coad spent the previous two seasons with Syracuse University as a graduate assistant whose responsibilities included coaching linebackers, defensive linemen and offensive linemen while assisting with all phases of special teams. He was part of the 2012 BIG EAST co-champion Orange and was part of the coaching staff that went 2-0 in bowl games, including the 2013 Texas Bowl against the University of Minnesota. He coached three all-conference players in two seasons and saw two of his players drafted into the National Football League (NFL).
     
  • Prior to his stint with the Orange, Coad served as an assistant coach for the defensive line, strength and conditioning and special teams at Wittenberg University, his alma mater, from 2009-12. Under his tutelage on the defensive line through three seasons at his alma mater, Coad’s defensive lines were awarded: seven All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors, four all-region awards and six All-America awards; including the 2009 d3football.com National Defensive Player of the Year who amassed 16.5 sacks through the season.
     
  • During his time working with the defense line, Coad helped lead Wittenberg to two top 10 finishes nationally in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. With the 2009 defense finishing first in the nation in total defense and scoring defense followed up by a fifth place finish in the 2010 campaign.
     
  • A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Coad attended Archbishop Moeller High School before attending Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 2008. Coad was a four-year letter winner on the offensive line at Wittenberg where his teams posted a 27-14 record during his career, including an 8-2 record in his senior campaign.
     
  • He is currently pursuing his master's degree in instructional design, development and evaluation at Syracuse University. He and his wife reside in Indianapolis.
 
Martin Waddick Image
Martin Waddick
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Alma Mater - Marian '15
 
Derelle Hankins Image
Derelle Hankins
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Alma Mater - Marian
 
Mike Ridings Image
Mike Ridings
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater - Indiana
 
Tyler Stinn Image
Tyler Stinn
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater - Marian '16
 
Steve Tutsie Image
Steve Tutsie
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater - Indiana Central
 
Trent Ormsby Image
Trent Ormsby
Student Assistant - 5th Season
 
Jacob Oglesby Image
Jacob Oglesby
Student Assistant - 2nd Season
 
Brendan McNamara Image
Brendan McNamara
Manager - 3rd Season
 
Kelsi Maxwell Image
Kelsi Maxwell
Manager - 3rd Season
 
Jonah Mikel Image
Jonah Mikel
Manager - 2nd Season
 
Alexis Hicks Image
Alexis Hicks
Manager - 2nd Season