2014 Football
Record: 4-2 Home: 2-1 Away: 2-1 MSFA: 1-1
2014 Football Coaches
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Mark Henninger
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater - Wittenberg '96
Phone: 317.955.6772
After being named the second head football coach of the Marian University Knights on Jan. 24, 2013, Mark Henninger completed his first season at the helm with a 6-5 record and a 4-2 mark in the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League. MU finished just one game out of winning the league championship.

In his first season, he led nine Knights to All-MSFA Mideast League accolades, had the first season with two AFCA-NAIA All-Americans and had the nation's 10th-ranked total defense.

Henninger spent the previous five seasons as head football coach at North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC), a NCAA Division III institution, in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Henninger takes the reins of a Marian University program that began competition in 2007 and won the institution's first-ever NAIA national championship and 21st overall national title with a 30-27 overtime victory over Morningside College (Iowa) on December 13, 2012. The Knights have amassed a 48-23 record, three NAIA Football Championship Series appearances, two Mid-States Football Association Mideast League championships, and the 2012 NAIA Football National Championship in just six years.

He was instrumental in the creation of the football program at NCWC, which began competing in 2004 and had the second-highest NCAA Division III winning percentage from 2004 through 2010.

In his five seasons as a head coach, Coach Henninger amassed a 26-25 career record, including a 22-13 record in the USA South Conference. During his nine years with the program, NCWC went 48-40 and had a 40-22 conference record. In his second season as head coach, he earned USA South Conference Coach of the Year honors after leading the Battling Bishops to a perfect 7-0 mark and their second-ever conference championship. He was also a part of the program's first-ever conference title in 2007 as defensive coordinator. The 2007 season saw the Bishops earn an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time in program history; it was also the first time a No. 8 seed upset a No. 1 seed when NCWC defeated Washington and Jefferson in the first round.

Henninger guided four NCWC players to NCAA Division III All-America honors. Thirty of his student-athletes were honored as All-USA South Conference First Team selections. He also guided four of his players to ESPN CoSIDA Academic All-Region honors.

Prior to his arrival at NCWC, Henninger served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Wittenberg University from 2000-2003. During his time at the winningest program in NCAA Division III history, the Tigers went 41-7, won two NCAC conference championships, and earned three NCAA Division III playoff appearances.

He spent one season as a graduate assistant at Wartburg College (1999-2000) in Waverly, Iowa where he coached the secondary. Wartburg earned the conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs with a 10-1 record.

Henninger also coached overseas. He spent one year as an assistant coach with the Hamburg Blue Devils Football Club in Germany in 1998. Hamburg won the Euro Bowl with a record of 15-3-1 and was the German National Runners-up. He also spent two years as a graduate assistant at Millikin University from 1996-1998.

He is a 1992 graduate of Roncalli High School and graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor's Degree in Management in 1996. As a defensive back at Wittenberg University, Henninger earned four varsity letters and was part of a team that went 35-5-1 in his four years. He was part of two NCAC championships and one NCAA Division III playoff appearance.

Mark and his wife, Jen, have one son and two daughters. 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)  
TOTALS 32-30 (.516) 26-15 (.634)  
 
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Scott Power
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater - IUPUI
Phone: 317.955.6771
Scott Power enters his second season as defensive coordinator for the 2012 NAIA Football national champion Knights. In his first season as defensive coordinator, he helped guide the team to a 6-5 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the MSFA Mideast League.

Power's defense finished the season ranked 10th in the NAIA in total defense, 13th in total sacks, 18th in pass defense per game and 20th in rushing defense per game.

Power came to Marian University from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and brings extensive coaching and playing experience to Indianapolis. He will also serve as the recruiting coordinator for the Knights.

Power served as an assistant coach at Wartburg College for the past four seasons. He served as defensive line caoch in 2009 and 2010 before moving to the linebackers coach spot in 2011 and 2012. During his time at Wartburg, Power coached four All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) First Team selections, two NCAA Division III All-Americans and two NCAA Division III All-West Region players.

Power, whose defense set a single-season school record for fewest rushing yards allowed in 2012, coached the IIAC's top-ranked total defense and rushing defense and had a defense that also led the IIAC with the most tackles for loss, most sacks and fewest opponent first downs last season. His defense also led the IIAC in scoring defense and was the second-best total defense in 2011. In 2010, Power's defense led the Knights to an IIAC championship and the NCAA Division III playoffs after a perfect 10-0 regular season. The Knights were ranked 11th in the final AFCA poll and had three wins over top 20 opponents. During his time at Wartburg, the Knights went a combined 30-11, earned an IIAC title and a post-season appearance. Power also served as a lecturer in the department of physical education, served as the team's equipment and apparel coordinator, assistant video coordinator and assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Prior to his tenure with Wartburg, Power served as the defensive coordinator for Benton Central High School in Oxford, Ind., during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. He helped lead BC to its first regular season winning record since 2003 and led a defense that broke nine school records and tied eight other school records. He coached 10 all-conference first team players, nine players who earned all-state recognition and had five all-area first team players.

Power was a two-year starter at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 2000-01 before transferring to Hanover College where he spent two seasons. He was a member of the 2002 and 2003 HCAC champion Panthers who earned NCAA Division III playoff appearances in each season. He was an All-HCAC first team pick in 2002 and 2003 and was an all-america nominee. He led the HCAC in tackles in 2003 and finished second in tackles for loss in 2002.

After his time at Hanover, Power spent a season with the European Football League's Turku Trojans in Finland. He was part of a team that went 11-1 and earned a berth in the 2004 Maple Bowl, which is the championship game of the SAJL. He returned to the U.S. in 2005 and spent three seasons playing in the Arena Football League where his teams earned three straight playoff appearances.

Power is a graduate of Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis where he earned a bachelor's degree in management and economics.

He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.

 

 
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Andy Mitchel
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater - Wis.-Platteville
Phone: 317.955.6447
Andy Mitchel is beginning his first season the offensive coordinator for the Marian University football program.

Mitchel, who will serve as the third offensive coordinator in the program's history, will guide the offensive game plan. He will work in conjunction with offensive line coach Jacob Topp to get the Knights back to the top of the NAIA in the offensive categories.

Mitchel brings an extensive coaching background to Marian University after he spent the last eight seasons as offensive coordinator at perennial NCAA Division III power Wittenberg University. He also served as the video coordinator and academic liaison for the football program at Wittenberg. In his positions, he organized and scripted all offensive practices and managed a staff of six coaches. He also served as the football camp coordinator for three summer camps and was the football golf outing coordinator.

During his time at Witt, he helped lead the Tigers to five North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championships and five NCAA Tournament berths. The team generated a 67-11 overall record in his eight seasons at Witt and averaged 38 points per game on offense 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 his stint with the Tigers, Mitchel served as offensive coordinator at Simpson College from 2003-05 and was also video and recruiting coordinator. During his time at Simpson, 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. His passing offense finished as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (WIAC) top passing offense from 2000-02 and total offense in 2001 and 2002. The 2001 passing offense was also the NCAA Division III leader. Mitchel earned his bachelor of science degree from UW-Platteville in 2000 as well.

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 and was a three-time all-conference wide receiver. He also earned all-america honorable mention honors in 1999. He is a Portland, Ind., native who graduated from Jay County High School where he was a letter winner as wide receiver.

Mitchel has been published in numerous publications concerning the passing offense and has given numerous clinic presentations during his career.

In 2013, the Knights finished as the nation's 33rd-ranked pass offense and were ranked 39th in pass offense per game as well as 43rd in pass efficiency. Mitchel also inherits two-time AFCA-NAIA All-American Tevin Lake in the backfield to go with his passing offense background.

Mitchel resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Michelle, and his son Tucker and daughter Norah.
 
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B.J. Coad
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater - Wittenberg '08
Phone: 317.955.6375
In his first season as offensive line coach for Marian University, B.J. Coad brings an extensive coaching and playing background to the 2012 NAIA national champions.

Coad spent the last 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.

Coad currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Ashley.
 
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Brock Caraboa
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Alma Mater - Marian University
Phone: 317.955.6757

Brock Caraboa is entering his second season as a graduate assistant for the MU football program. Caraboa was instrumental in the success of the linebackers in MU's 2012 NAIA Football National Championship run.

Caraboa worked with linebackers throughout the 2012 season, but, moreover, he served as part of the video staff.

Caraboa was a vital part of the defensive staff that led a defense that finished 2012 ranked sixth in the NAIA in rushing defense and 11th in the nation in total defense.

As a four-year letter winner at Marian University, Caraboa was one of the top linebackers in school history. 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 is currently a graduate student at Ball State University and resides in Indianapolis.
 
 
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Henry Brown
Assistant Coach - 4th Season
Phone: 317.955.6760
Sergeant First Class Henry Brown is entering his fourth season as an assistant coach at Marian University. Brown works primarily with the running backs and has been part of the teams that won back-to-back MSFA Mideast League championships as well as the 2012 NAIA Football National Championship.

In the last two seasons, Brown has spearheaded a running back corps that has set school records. He has been instrumental in the development of Tevin Lake as the go-to back for the Knights. Lake owns the team's single-season school records for rushing yards (1,594) and rushing touchdowns (18). He rushed for 18 scores in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Lake has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons and is a two-time AFCA-NAIA All-American. He also owns the school record for career rushing yards with 4,065 yards in his three seasons.

Brown is a resident graduate of the U.S. Army Senior Leadership Course at Fort Jackson, S.C., and earned Chicago Medical Recruiting First Sergeant in May of 2010 after serving as the Large Station Commander of Indianapolis Medical Recruiting Station.

Sergeant First Class Brown has more than a decade of coaching experience that has spanned from the United States to Germany.

He competed as a nose tackle and a fullback in high school and served as special teams captain.

SFC Brown is married, has three children and two grandchildren.
 
 
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Martin Hyatte
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Phone: 317.955.6572
 
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Reed Florence
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Phone: 317.955.6575
 
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Peter Williams
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Phone: 317.955.6054
 
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John Keevers
Grad Assistant - 2nd Season
Alma Mater - Marian University
Phone: 317.955.6582
 
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Alison Hicks
Manager - 3rd Season
 
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Ariana Szymkow
Manager - 3rd Season
 
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Abigail Hicks
Manager - 2nd Season
 
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Breanne Dunigan
Manager - 1st Season
 
Destiny Patterson Image
Destiny Patterson
Manager - 1st Season
 
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Britta Beyer
Manager - 1st Season
 
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Grace Benning
Manager - 1st Season