WAYNE – After 15 years of Dan McLaughlin leading the Wayne State College football program, a new era will take over the gridiron next fall.
Following the retirement of the all-time winningest coach (79-88 and 75-77 in the NSIC) in November of 2019, Wayne State College brought in a former assistant to lead the way being John McMenamin.
The 2020 Wayne State College football schedule was officially released on April 13 highlighting five home games from Bob Cunningham Field and six road contests. WSC will open the season with four straight cross division teams, before playing six weeks of NSIC South Division opponents and end the year with a North Division team.
The season is slated to open at home on Thursday, September 3 hosting University of Mary at 6 p.m. before traveling to Bemidji State on Saturday, September 12 at 4 p.m. The ‘Cats will close out the month of September hosting Minot State during family weekend on Saturday, September 19 at 6 p.m. and visiting Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, September 26 at TBA. In October, WSC will host Winona State on Saturday, October 3 at 1 p.m., visit Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday, October 10 at TBA, host Augustana on Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m., visit Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday, October 24 at 5 p.m. and visit Upper Iowa on Saturday, October 31 at TBA. In November, Wayne State College will host Sioux Falls during the annual Egg Bowl on Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m. and end the year at MSU Moorhead on Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m.
Wayne State College finished 4-7 last season (2-5 NSIC South) and will be in search for their first winning season since 2017 when the team went 6-5.
Alongside coach McMenamin leading the team and coaching the quarterbacks, will be Scott McLaughlin who’ll be returning as the team’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Former Wildcat player and coach Logan Masters is back to lead the offensive and tight ends while Roberto Davis is coming from Northwest Missouri State where he was a player and graduate assistant coach to lead the special teams and coach the d-line.
Others include coaching assistants Quincy Griffith (o-line) and Korey Lindsey (DB’s) along with graduate assistants Andre McCall (assistant d-line), Alex Boyer (running backs) and Keyan Williams (wideouts).
Also, the camp dates have been updated for the Wayne State College Elite Prospect Camp being June 27 and July 26 for those going into high school. Register today by visiting the wscfootballcamps.com website. The eight and nine-man team camps are scheduled for June 28 – 30 and July 23 – 25. Also, the 2020 Young Cats Camp would be scheduled for June 26 for those entering second through eighth grade.
Wayne State College will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments as the health and safety of campers is their primary focus. If it is determined that the campus should be cancelled, campers would receive a full refund (minus Ryzer card processing/convenience fees).
The Wayne State College football spring game was scheduled for Saturday, April 18 but was cancelled due to COVID-19.
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