Humenuik’s coaching background includes a total of 19 seasons in the
NFL between the Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and New
York Jets. With all four teams he served as an offensive line coach,
adding the responsibility of running game coordinator with the Chiefs.
He twice had the NFL’s third-ranked offense, once season each with the
Browns and the Jets.
He served as the Patriots’ assistant head coach and offensive
coordinator when New England made it to the Super Bowl in 1986, winning
three playoff games on the road for the first time in NFL history.
Humenuik led the offense was the second-highest scoring offense in
the NFL that year as the Patriots put together the first back-to-back
playoff appearances in team history.
As a college coach, Humenuik was the offensive and defensive line
coach with the 1967 University of Southern California team that captured
both the Rose Bowl and national titles. That same season, his offensive
line provided the blocking for the Heisman Trophy winner, O.J. Simpson.
In all, his Trojan teams made four Rose Bowl appearances and he
coached five All-Americans and three first round draft selections.
Humenuik is no stranger to the Division III level of football, having
led the Principia College football program for three seasons (2000-02).
As a player, Humenuik played two seasons at USC (1956, 1957) before
playing one year with the San Diego Chargers of the NFL and three years
with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for Bud Grant.
Humenuik replaces Daryl Agplasa, who left the Pipers this spring to
take a position as a graduate assistant with the University of Minnesota
The Pipers will open the 2010 season at home on September 11 against
non-conference Pacific Lutheran University and will play six of their
ten games at home at Klas Field.
Their season opener is against the Lutes from Pacific Lutheran
University who compete in the Northwest Conference. As part of a
two-year home-and-home agreement, Hamline is scheduled to travel to PLU
during the 2011 season.
Hamline will host also host Macalester in their other non-conference
game and will play MIAC foes Carleton, St. Thomas, St. Olaf, and Bethel