The Merrimack Warriors have decided to stay in-house to fill its head coaching vacancy by promoting defensive coordinator Mike Gennetti to the top role. Gennetti has been with Merrimack since the 2005 season.
Gennetti’s coaching career began in 2003 when he joined his alma mater – the NCAA Division 3 program Worcester State – as an intern. He ended up becoming the school’s defensive backs and strength and conditioning coach before moving to Merrimack in 2005 after two seasons. Gennetti served as an assistant coach on the defensive side and was promoted to Merrimack’s defensive coordinator position in 2011.
Gennetti will take over for Dan Curran who left the Warriors to become the head coach at Holy Cross. Curran went 53-58 in his 11 seasons with Merrimack and Gennetti was instrumental in helping Curran and the football program transition from NCAA Division 2 to the FCS. In 2022, Merrimack gave up 22.8 points per game, a figure that improved to 21.5 points and two shutouts in 2023. Merrimack narrowly missed out on the NEC title both seasons with a loss in the regular season finale.
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