Mike Hohensee

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Mike Hohensee
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Hohensee after a 2013 game
Head Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-02-22) February 22, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Minnesota
Undrafted in 1983
Debuted in 1983 for the Washington Federals
Last played in 1989 for the Pittsburgh Gladiators
Coaching debut in 1990 for the Washington Commandos
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1987
Completions 28
Attempts 52
Yards 343
Touchdowns 4
Interceptions 1
QB Rating 92.1
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 1985
Completions 37
Attempts 84
Yards 571
Touchdowns 3
Interceptions 7
Career Arena football statistics as of 1989
Completions 178
Attempts 304
Yards 2,031
Touchdowns 39
Interceptions 4
Head coaching record
Regular season 153–147 (.510)
Postseason 12–12 (.500)
Career record 165–159 (.509)
ArenaBowl wins 1 (2006)
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Michael Louis Hohensee (born February 22, 1961 in Inglewood, California) is an American Arena Football League coach who most recently served as head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers. He has served as head coach of eight different arena football franchises, winning ArenaBowl XX with the Chicago Rush in 2006.

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

In college, Hohensee played for the Minnesota.[1] After coming out of junior college at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, Hohensee quarterbacked the Gophers for two seasons in 1981 and 1982, setting numerous school passing records.

After college[edit]

He played for the Washington Federals of the United States Football League from 1983–1984, the Ottawa Rough Riders and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 1985, and was a replacement player on the Chicago Bears of the National Football League during the 1987 NFL strike. Additionally, before beginning his career as an AFL coach, Hohenesee was a quarterback for the AFL's Pittsburgh Gladiators during the League's first two seasons in 1987 and 1988.[1]

As the Washington Federals' quarterback in 1983, Hohensee is best remembered for coming up one foot short of the goal line in a loss to the Oakland Invaders. Additionally, Hohensee threw the first touchdown pass in AFL history.

Coaching career[edit]

Chicago Rush, AFL 2001-2008[edit]

Hohensee was named the first coach in Chicago Rush history, with the team beginning play in 2001.[1] With Hohensee, the Rush made the playoffs in every season, winning ArenaBowl XX. The Rush played in four consecutive AFL Conference Championship games from 2004 to 2008, and won its division in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2008. "Coach Ho" recorded his 100th career victory in 2006 when the team defeated the Las Vegas Gladiators at Allstate Arena.

Peoria Pirates, af2 2009[edit]

When the AFL stopped play in 2009, Hohensee remained in Arena Football in Illinois. He coached the Peoria Pirates, but the team finished 5-11.

Chicago Rush, AFL 2010[edit]

Hohensee returned to coach the Rush when the AFL returned for the 2010 season. He led the Rush to a 10-6 season, and the team made the playoffs. On August 20, 2010, Hohensee announced he was resigning from the Rush after nine season with the team. He finished with 108 regular season wins for the Rush and nine more in the playoffs.

Philadelphia Soul, AFL 2011[edit]

Hohensee was hired at the coach of the Philadelphia Soul on August 31, 2010. He was the team's first head coach since the team went on hiatus together with the league as a whole following the 2008 season. The team's last game prior to Hohensee's hire was ArenaBowl XXII in which they defeated the San Jose SaberCats 59-56. After a 6–12 season, Hohensee resigned on July 27, 2011.

Iowa Barnstormers, AFL 2012-2014[edit]

On August 16, 2011, Hohensee was named the head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers. On August 4, 2014, it was announced that his contract would not be renewed. During his three seasons as Barnstormers coach, he posted a 19-35 record and failed to make the postseason once.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
WSH 1990 2 6 .250 6th in AFL - - - -
WSH Total 2 6 .250 - - - -
ALB 1994 10 2 .833 1st in American Conference 1 1 .500 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in AFL Semifinals
ALB 1995 7 5 .583 1st in AFL East 1 1 .500 Lost to Tampa Bay Storm in AFL Semifinals
ALB 1996 10 4 .714 1st in AFL East 1 1 .500 Lost to Iowa Barnstormers in AFL Semifinals
ALB Total 27 11 .711 - 3 3 .500
ANA 1997 2 12 .143 3rd in AFL West - - - -
ANA Total 2 12 .143 - - - -
NE 1999 5 9 .357 3rd in AFL East - - - -
NE 2000 8 6 .571 2nd in AFL East 0 1 .000 Lost to Oklahoma Wranglers in First Round
NE Total 13 15 .450 - 0 1 .000
CHI 2001 7 7 .500 3rd in AFL Central 1 1 .500 Lost to Grand Rapids Rampage in Second Round
CHI 2002 9 5 .642 1st in AFL Central 1 1 .500 Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Semifinals
CHI 2003 8 8 .500 3rd in AFL Central 0 1 .000 Lost to New York Dragons in Wildcard Round
CHI 2004 11 5 .688 1st in AFL Central 1 1 .500 Lost to San Jose Sabercats in Semifinals
CHI 2005 9 7 .563 2nd in AFL Central 1 1 .500 Lost to Colorado Crush in Semifinals
CHI 2006 7 9 .438 3rd in AFL Central 4 0 1.000 Defeated Orlando Predators to win ArenaBowl XX
CHI 2007 12 4 .750 1st in AFL Central 1 1 .500 Lost to San Jose Sabercats in Semifinals
CHI 2008 11 5 .688 1st in AFL Central 0 1 .000 Lost to Grand Rapids Rampage in Divisional Round
CHI 2010 10 6 .625 2nd in AFL Central 0 1 .000 Lost to Milwaukee Iron in first Round
CHI Total 83 57 .593 - 9 8 .530
PHI 2011 6 12 .333 4th in AFL East - - - -
PHI Total 6 12 0 .333 - - - -
Iowa 2012 7 11 .389 3rd in AFL Central - - - -
Iowa 2013 6 12 .333 3rd in AFL Central - - - -
Iowa 2014 6 12 .333 4th in AFL Eastern - - - -
Iowa Total 19 35 .352 - - - -
Total[3] 153 147 .510 12 12 .500

Accomplishments[edit]

  • ArenaBowl XX winning coach
  • Reached AFL Semifinals - 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Division Winner—1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008

Car Accident[edit]

On Saturday April 28, 2007 Hohensee was hit by a car while walking in a grocery store parking lot, but still coached the Rush to a victory over the Philadelphia Soul two days later. He coached the game in the team press box with a sling around his arm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shelly Anderson (November 6, 2003). "Former Gladiator Hohensee carves niche in Arena League". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Andy Hamilton (August 4, 2014). "Mike Hohensee out as Barnstormers coach". www.desmoinesregister.com. The Des Moines Register. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mike Hohensee Coaching Record". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 

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