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MERRIMACK FOOTBALL PROMOTES LONGTIME DC TO HEAD COACH TITLE, HIRES NEW ASSOCIATES

Greg Lane

NORTH ANDOVER, MA— Merrimack College announced the hiring of Michael Gennetti as the Head Coach of Merrimack College Football on December 13. He was promoted to the position after serving as associate head coach, and defensive coordinator. He has contributed to the Warriors Football program for nearly two decades now. 

Director of Athletics, Jeremy Gibson had nothing but positive things to say about the hiring, “Mike has been a tremendously loyal and dedicated member of the Merrimack Family and instrumental in our rapid ascension in FCS Football” said Gibson. 

“I was thrilled, I was very happy for him… he’s been here for 20 years now, it was coming…” said Joe Mansella, a student team manager for MC Football, who worked closely with Gennetti last season. 

Gennetti has already gotten to work hiring staff from many different institutions from around the region. On Wednesday, the team announced the hiring of Joe Kreinsen as the Wide Receivers coach. Kreinsen has contributed to a few different programs in his coaching tenure, most recently at Thomas Moore University. 

The team also added Nik Kessel as the Special Teams Coordinator and Linebackers coach. He held the same position the last six seasons at Divison II Assumption University in Worcester.

 The team hired Eddy Morrissey as the co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach. He was previously the O-Line coach at the University of Rhode Island. 

Previous Football Head Coach Dan Curran accepted the Head Coaching position at Holy Cross late last year, propelling Gennetti and his new staff into the roles they see today. 

The team commences their 2024 spring season on February 27th, with fifteen practices, leading up to the Spring Game on April 12th at 7pm, under the lights at Duane Stadium. 

The Warriors open their season at FBS Air Force in late August.