AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Mark Whipple has been introduced as the new coach of the UMass football program.
Whipple, who served as the head coach of the Minutemen from 1998 to 2003, was introduced by UMass President Robert Caret and UMass Athletic Director John McCutheon at an Tuesday press conference at the Mullins Center.
Whipple replaces Charley Molnar, who was let go in December after a 2-22 record over two seasons with UMass.
During his first stint at UMass, Whipple amassed a 49-26 record. The program also won the Division I-AA championship in 1998.
“Sometimes you need to go away to find out where your home is, and I’ve found it,” Whipple says.
After leaving the University, Whipple went on to be quarterback coach with Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.
He has also held positions with the Philadelphia Eagles, University of Miami, and the Cleveland Browns since leaving Amherst.
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