Mike Whalen 83, who had been the head football coach at Williams since 2004, was officially introduced as Wesleyan’s new head coach at a news conference yesterday afternoon in Freeman:
Whalen went 38-10 in six seasons at Williams, including an 8-0 mark in 2006 and three straight 6-2 seasons after that. He went 6-0 against Wesleyan (which has beaten Williams just twice since 1986–28-14 in 1997 and 33-28 in 1999, both at home) and 4-2 against Amherst, winning four straight Little Three titles from 2005-08.
Also, for those of you keeping score at home, we have now snagged three Williams head coaches in the past year. Perhaps it’s time to replace the cardinal in the masthead with a cartoonish purple cow.
See the full press release announcing Whalen’s hiring here.