Hamline News

March 04, 2010

Humenuik joins Piper football staff as offensive line coach

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 football program.

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 at home.