2013 Football
Record: 6-5 Home: 3-3 Away: 3-2 MSFA: 4-2
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Mark Henninger

On January 24, 2013, Mark Henninger, a 39-year-old Indianapolis native, was named the second head coach in Marian University football history and inherits a program that won the 2012 NAIA Football National Championship.

Henninger spent the last 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.

Henninger 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.

Henninger takes the reins of the 2012 NAIA Football National Champions who earned the university's first-ever NAIA national crown and 21st overall national championship.

Mark and his wife, Jen, have one son and two daughters. The family resides in Indianapolis.


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)  
TOTALS 26-25 (.510) 22-13 (.629)  


2013 Football Roster
Roster for 2013 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Janssen AskewJRWR6-3205Indianapolis, Ind.Lawrence Central
Terrence BaileyFRLB5-11215Cleveland Heights, OhioCleveland Heights
Ryan BordersFRDL6-4245Jamestown, Ind.Western Boone
Austin BowmanFRDB5-9185Franklin, Ind.Franklin Community
Micah BrownFROL6-0245Indianapolis, Ind.Southport
Aaron ButlerFRDL5-10245Columbus, OhioGahanna Lincoln
Justice CaleySODL6-0280Leo, Ind.Leo
Anthony ChristianSRDB6-0180Speedway, Ind.Indiana Deaf
Anthony CooperFRQB5-11185Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central
Joshua CostonFRWR6-3195Lafayette, Ind.McCutcheon
Jack DentonSORB6-2260Zionsville, Ind.Zionsville
David DuaneFRWR5-9175Veedersburg, Ind.Fountain Central
Jalen DuncanFRRB6-0200Carmel, Ind.Carmel (WIU)
Bristin DuniganSOTE6-3210Middletown, Ind.Shenandoah
Alex EtchisonFRLB5-11175Fort Wayne, Ind.Homestead
Evan FetteFRWR6-3193Sunman, Ind.East Central
Jacob Fleet*SOWR6-2200Indianapolis, Ind.Perry Meridian
Marciellion GardnerFRWR5-6145Indianapolis, Ind.Lawrence Central
Gregory GirardFRDL6-3185Union Mills, Ind.South Central
Dominic HennFRWR6-1185Greenwood, Ind.Roncalli
Connor HouserFRWR6-1195Fort Wayne, Ind.Homestead
Avenor JacquetSRLB5-10240Delray Beach, Fla.Pope John Paul II
Dane KnightFRTE6-2200Indianapolis, Ind.Pike
David KnightSODL6-3255Terre Haute, Ind.North Vigo
Dyjuan LewisJRWR6-3195Indianapolis, Ind.Pike (Cincinnati)
Kaine LiscombFRWR5-8170Martinsville, Ind.Martinsville
Kade MaggartFROL6-2280Mishawaka, Ind.Penn
Anthony MartinFRDE6-3220New Haven, Ind.New Haven
Michael MasonFRDB6-0165Granger, Ind.Penn
Darrion McAlisterFROL6-1245Kokomo, Ind.Kokomo
Bryan MillerFROL6-3280Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central
Gavin MillerFRRB5-7165South Bend, Ind.Adams
Tyler MullenFRLB5-11215Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli
Travis NethercuttFRTE6-3220Osceola, Ind.Penn
Mason NickellFRLB5-9197Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli
Alexander PierreFRRB6-0180Loxahatchee, Fla.Seminole Ridge
Tyree PurhamSODB5-10150East Chicago, Ind.East Chicago Central
Bobby PurvinJRLB5-11225Lemont, Ill.Lemont Township
Jonathan PynesFRLB5-11205Lincoln, Neb.Pius X
Trey ReeseSOQB6-0215Trafalgar, Ind.Indian Creek
Dionte SaffoFRDB5-9195Cleveland Heights, OhioCleveland Heights
Christopher SamuelFRDL6-0300Kokomo, Ind.Kokomo
Adam SchertzerFROL6-3275Lakeland, Fla.Kathleen
Layton SchmaleFRDE6-1210Carmel, Ind.Carmel
Zachary SchultzFRLB6-0225Bunker Hill, Ind.Maconaquah
Alex SmithFRRB5-11195Bruceville, Ind.North Knox
Sterling SteadhamFRK5-9185Indianapolis, Ind.Ben Davis
Brian StinnettFRLB5-11180Avon, Ind.Avon
Blake ThomasFRRB5-10180Greentown, Ind.Eastern
Dhane ThomasFRDB5-8150Plainfield, Ind.Avon
Jake WetzelFRK  Lebanon, Ind.Lebanon
Michael ZehrFRRB5-10160Fort Wayne, Ind.Bishop Dwenger
1Martin WaddickJRK5-7160Indianapolis, Ind.Scecina Memorial
2Emile CondeSRWR6-2175Indianapolis, Ind.Ben Davis
3Anthony Jones Jr.SOWR6-0185Perth Amboy, N.J.Perth Amboy
4Karim AbdullahFRDB5-9170Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central
5Brandon BeitzelJRQB6-3225Geneva, Ill.Geneva (GVSU)
6Obed JeanJRLB5-10240Delray Beach, Fla.Atlantic
7Bryan DerenceSRDE6-3230Bolingbrook, Ill.Naperville
8Daniel RojasSODB6-1180Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli
9Taylor HowenstineSRQB/DB5-10190Fort Wayne, Ind.North Side
10Tevin LakeJRRB5-8205South Bend, Ind.Adams
11Daniel SizemoreSOLB6-0200Columbus, Ind.North
12Demetri OliverSRDB5-8180Holly Springs, Miss.Holly Springs
13Joey HecklinskiSRQB6-0180South Bend, Ind.St. Joseph's
14Garrett IschFRDB6-0190Brownsburg, Ind.Brownsburg
15Ben PolizziSRWR6-2197Hillsdale, Mich.Roncalli
16Taylor SummaFRWR6-0185Columbus, Ind.North
17Raul ReyesJRP6-0208Porterville, Calif.Granite Hills
18Dean BridgeforthSOWR6-2185Holly Springs, Miss.Holly Springs (Mississippi)
19Jackie ThomasJRQB6-2192Muncie, Ind.Southside
20Kyle SteinebachFRDB5-11175Indianapolis, Ind.Perry Meridian
21Tyler StinnJRDB6-2200Noblesville, Ind.Noblesville
22Eric PriceFRDB6-0160Sheridan, Ind.Sheridan
23Travius SymonetteSODB5-10170Hollywood, Fla.Parkway Academy
24Robert PalmerSRLB6-0180Indianapolis, Ind.Decatur Central
25Clifford BrownSRRB5-7175Holly Springs, Miss.Delta State University
26Michael CummingsSRRB5-9160Indianapolis, Ind.Cardinal Ritter
27Bryan GoodinFRLB6-1195Plantation, Fla.St. Thomas Aquinas
28Robert GibsonFRRB5-10180Greencastle, Ind.South Putnam
29Jeremy ShupperdFRDB6-3205Brownsburg, Ind.Brownsburg
30Jacob GreenJRWR6-3205Cincinnati, OhioWyoming HS (Ball State)
31Beau ShieldsSOLB6-1218Martinsville, Ind.Martinsville (ISU)
32Justin BillupsFRRB5-10180Jackson, N.J.Jackson Liberty
34Cory GamberSRRB5-11244Blue Ash, OhioSycamore
36Christian WilliamsFRWR6-1187Columbus, Ind.North
37Jamonte HamptonFRRB5-9213Indianapolis, Ind.Broad Ripple
38Griffin ElbertSODB6-0195Indianapolis, Ind.Franklin Central
39LaQuan AndersonSODB5-11195Vidalia, Ga.Myrtle Beach (NC Tech Prep)
40Gavyn GerbofskyFRTE6-4240Indianapolis, Ind.Franklin Central
41Shaquille AshFRDB6-0195Columbus, Ind.North
42Narvin PowellSOLB5-10195Winnfield, La.Shaker Heights
43Zach SparksSRK6-2200Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central
44Ryan HartnettSOLB5-10225Miami, Fla.Ferguson
45Dylan GreenSRLB5-9240Kokomo, Ind.Kokomo
46Jarrett SettlesFRLB6-2220Clayton, Ind.Concord
47Jacob PeeblesFRLB6-0185Indianapolis, Ind.Cathedral
48Ronald WoodsSOLB5-10205Indianapolis, Ind.Pike
49Luke ScifresJRLS5-11200Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli
50Michael RoesslerFROL6-1250Indianapolis, Ind.Cathedral
51Brad KnipfelSROL6-2270Crystal Lake, Ill.Prairie Ridge
52Rob McKeeFROL6-4285Columbus, Ind.East
54Ethan SchmaleFROL6-5240Carmel, Ind.Carmel
56Jamar WilhiteSODL5-11230Fort Wayne, Ind.Perry Meridian
58Scott MitrisinFROL6-3300Shelby, Ind.Lowell
60Blake BowersFROL6-3232Fort Wayne, Ind.Bishop Dwenger
61Zachary MitchellSOOL6-3300Indianapolis, Ind.Decatur Central
63Alexander WetmoreFRDE6-2220Zionsville, Ind.Zionsville
64Sean EgenolfJROL6-4270Greenwood, Ind.Center Grove
66Luke BurkhartJROL6-0255Greenwood, Ind.Roncalli
69Zack VanDemanSROL6-3270Whiteland, Ind.Whiteland
70Kody WoodsJROL6-2290Indianapolis, Ind.Pike
71Zachariah GravesJROL6-2270Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central
72Matt GraySOOL6-5300Loxahatchee, Fla.Seminole Ridge
73Sean BogardusSOOL6-4270St. Leon, Ind.East Central
79Griffin BallFRDL6-1240Indianapolis, Ind.Perry Meridian
80Steve StundaSOWR6-2185Wilkinson, Ind.Eastern Hancock
81Kameron UtterFRWR6-0190Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central
82Jimmie Walker Jr.FRWR6-1200Indianapolis, Ind.Southport
83Emmerson CooperJRWR5-11165LaPorte, Ind.LaPorte
84Jalen ChandlerFRDB6-0160Indianapolis, Ind.Cardinal Ritter
85Jake WrightSRWR5-7155Lizton, Ind.Tri-West
86Anthonio Oglesby Jr.JRWR6-2175Detroit, Mich.Fitzgerald
87Coty ReynoldsFRWR5-11200Muncie, Ind.Southside
88Tavares MalcolmSOWR5-6153Delray Beach, Fla.Atlantic
89Peyton BalazsFRWR5-11170Warsaw, Ind.Warsaw
90Jacob PickettFRDL6-2265Arcadia, Ind.Hamilton Heights
91Joshua GondeckFRTE6-3220Michigan City, Ind.Michigan City
92Dillon DittemoreFRDL6-4245Lebanon, Ind.Lebanon
93Brock BoldenSOLB6-4205Cicero, Ind.Hamilton Heights
95Donnie DulaneySODE6-3230Muncie, Ind.Southside
96Nate OdleJRTE6-5230Indianapolis, Ind.Franklin Central
97Trent OrmsbyFRDE6-3210Michigan City, Ind.Michigan City
98Conner CopeFRK/P5-11195Brownsburg, Ind.Brownsburg
99Trevor SvartoienJRDL6-2250Stillman Valley, Ill.Stillman Valley (Harper)
* Redshirt
Mark Henninger - Head Coach - 1st season
Bryan Hamrock - Assistant Coach - 7th season
Scott Power - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Jacob Topp - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Henry Brown - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
K.C. Woods - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Brock Caraboa - Grad Assistant - 2nd season
Eric Sheppard - Grad Assistant - 2nd season
John Keevers - Student Assistant - 1st season
Michael Josifovski - Student Assistant - 1st season
Dustin Weber - Student Assistant - 1st season
Stephen Rogers - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Kassie Sprinkle - Manager - 4th season
Allison Hicks - Manager - 2nd season
Rachel Sullivan - Manager - 2nd season
Ariana Szymkow - Manager - 2nd season
Abigail Hicks - Manager - 1st season