Tight Ends/Special Teams Co-Coordinator
Birthday: May 24
Hometown: Kettering, Ohio
Education: Bachelor’s degree (Bowling Green, ’74); master’s degree (Bowling Green, ’79)
Family: Wife – Karen, Children – John David
Year at West Virginia: 18
Year in Collegiate Coaching: 34
Three-year letterwinner on the offensive line at Bowling Green (1971-73)
Played for former West Virginia coach Don Nehlen at BGSU
BSU went 19-10-1 over his three seasons, including two of the school's biggest victories; wins over Purdue and Syracuse
2010: West Virginia (/Tight Ends/Special Teams Co-Coordinator)
2006-09: Connecticut (Tight Ends)
2005: Connecticut (Tackles/Tight Ends)
2001-04: Connecticut (Tackles/Tight Ends/Special Teams)
1983-2000: West Virginia (Tackles/Tight Ends)
1980-82: Southern Illinois (Defensive Line)
1977-79: Muskingum (Offensive Line)
1976: Bowling Green (Graduate Assistant)
Bowl Experience (15)
2009 – Papajohns.com
2008 – International
2007 - Meineke Car Care
2004 - Motor City
2000 - Music City
1998 – Insight.com
1997 – Carquest
1997 - Gator
1995 - Carquest
1994 – Sugar
1989 – Gator
1989 – Fiesta
1987 – Sun
1984 – Bluebonnett
1983 – Hall of Fame
Has 34 years of collegiate coaching experience with 15 bowl appearances
Time at UConn was marked by a dramatic rise in offensive totals, while the special teams steadily improved as the team's talent pool deepened.
Coached three professional players.
Coached an offensive line that yielded just 10 sacks in 2003, the third fewest in the nation.
Spent 18 years as a WVU assistant coach of offensive tackles and tight ends.
During his tenure at WVU, the Mountaineers played in 11 bowl games and finished in the Associated Press Top 25 six times.
Two teams played for national championships (1988 and 1993), finishing both campaigns with 11-1 records.
The Mountaineers captured the 1993 BIG EAST Championship during his tenure, advancing to the Sugar Bowl after an undefeated regular season.
Former Mountaineer standouts that he recruited during his time at WVU include: Marc Bulger, Lonnie Brockman, Canute Curtis, Chris Edmonds, Charles Fisher, Jim Gray, Jay Kearney, Mike Logan, Rasheed Marshall, Alvoid Mays, Lance Nimmo, Solomon Page, Todd Sauerbrun, Brian Snider, Mike Vanderjagt
Some of the former Mountaineers that he coached include: Becht, Rob Bennett, Rich Braham, Brian Jozwiak, Jack Linn, Adrian Moss, Page, Rick Phillips, Lovett Purnell, John Ray, Brian Smider and Keith Winn.
At SIU, McMichael helped develop and recruit a core of players that would go 10-1 en route to winning the 1983 Division I-AA Championship.
Served three seasons (1977-79) as the offensive line coach at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio.
Connecticut: Martin Bedard (TE), Ryan Krug (OT), Tommy Collins (TE)
West Virginia: Rich Braham (OT/1993), Rick Phillips (OT/1988), Brian Smider (OT/1988), Brian Jozwiak (OT/1984-85) , Rob Bennett (TE/1984)
Connecticut: Dan Murray (TE/2005), Matt Nuzie (K/2004), Ryan Krug (OT/2002-04), Tommy Collins (TE/2002)
West Virginia: Anthony Becht (TE/1998-99), Solomon Page (OT/1997-98), Lovett Purnell (TE/1995), Rich Braham (OT/1993), John Ray (OT/1990-91), Rob Bennett (TE/1984), Brian Jozwiak (OT/1984-85), Jack Linn (OT/1989), Adrian Moss (TE/1989), Keith Winn (TE/1988), Rick Phillips (OT/1987-88), Brian Smider (OT/1986-88)
Southern Illinois: John Harper (DL/1981-82), James Phillips (DL/1980)
Muskingum: Jeff Reichelderfer (C/1979), Tim McNaughton (G/1978), Rick Colvin (G/1977)
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