Bowdoin Football Adds McAllister, Michaeles To Coaching Staff

Bowdoin Football Adds McAllister, Michaeles To Coaching Staff

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College football team has announced the additions of Jonathan Michaeles and Kyle McAllister to the coaching staff.

The duo joins the staff to fill vacancies following the departure of Chris Sapp (University of Rochester) and Matt Leotti (Tufts University) this spring.

Michaeles joins Bowdoin following 14 years at Colby College, including the last six as head coach of the Mules. Michaeles had been the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, academic advisor, and strength and conditioning director during his eight years as an assistant before moving up to the head coaching job in 2012, where he led Colby to 14 wins, including a 4-4 season in 2013. A 1992 graduate of Bates College, Michales was the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Saint Anselm College from 1999 to 2004. He was also the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Fordham University during the 1998-99 academic year and was tight ends coach at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997-98. He started his collegiate coaching career at Allegheny College as the wide receiver, tight end, and kickers coach from 1994 to 1997. Michaeles will serve as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator for the Polar Bears.

McAllister comes to Bowdoin after a stint as recruiting coordinator, special teams coordinator and defensive line coach at Tufts University. A 2010 Bates graduate, Mcallister was a two-time All-NESCAC selection at safety and was the league's Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. He began his coaching career at Georgetown in 2010 and was the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at St. Lawrence from 2010-12. Prior to joining Tufts, he was defensive ends coach and punt return coordinator at the University of New Hampshire beginning in 2012. He will lead the wide receivers and be the special teams coordinator at Bowdoin.