Hohensee joins the Green Terror staff in 2016 to coordinate the pass game and coach the quarterbacks.
Hohensee comes to McDaniel with 27 years of experience coaching in the Arena Football League (AFL) and more than 30 years coaching the quarterback position. Hohensee played under offensive legends Mike Martz, Mouse Davis, Greg Landry and Kevin Gilbride.
He has spent 21 years as the head coach eight different AFL franchises, posting 170 career wins. He made 13 postseason appearances during that time, including guiding Chicago to the ArenaBowl XX title in 2006.
Among those 13 postseason appearances was a stretch of nine straight between 2000 and 2010. He reached the semifinals five times and won four division crowns.
He was honored as the AFL Organization of the Year three times during his career and was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2000.
A quarterback at the University of Minnesota, he was inducted into the Gophers’ Hall of Fame in 2000. As a player, he threw for a record 4,792 yards and 32 touchdowns, adding individual records in passing attempts, completions and touchdown passes in just two seasons. He set records for consecutive 250-yard passing games (four) and 300-yard passing games (two). He three touchdown passes in 10 consecutive games. He became the Gophers’ and the University’s Athlete of the Year in both 1981 and 1982.
Hohensee transferred to Minnesota from Mt. San Antonio Junior College in California, where he was an All-American. He was recently inducted into its Hall of Fame.
While he was in college, he was also a member of the All-American Strength team.
Following his days in Minneapolis, Hohensee went on to play professionally in the National Football League, United States Football League and Canadian Football League in addition to the AFL. Playing the 1987 season for the Chicago Bears, he went 28-for-52 for 343 yards and four touchdowns in two career NFL games.
As a coach, he personally trained six quarterbacks who won Arena Bowl championships. In addition to his time in the professional ranks, he also spent five years as a junior college quarterback and passing coordinator. During that time, he developed Junior College National Player of the Year John Kaleo.
Hohensee and his wife Deb have three children Chadd, 35, Cayla, 24, and Mike, 18.
What they say about Coach Hohensee:
"Mike Hohensee is first and foremost a man of integrity both on and off the field. His coaching skills and philosophies are ideal for any level of football. Mike is a winner!" - Mike Ditka, NFL Hall of Fame
“Mike Hohensee is an excellent evaluator of talent. Through years of evaluating and teaching, Mike has developed a unique skill set to determine how evaluated talent fits into systems and schemes. Mike has also demonstrated the ability to find hidden gems in coaches and players and develop them into difference makers.” - Will McClay, Dallas Cowboys VP of Player Personnel-