Mark Yanule
Mark Yanule Image
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 16th Season
Alma Mater: University of St. Francis (Ill.)

Yanule is in his 16th year of coaching at Saint Xavier and 12th season as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Yanule directs a powerful offense that has broken nearly every SXU record over the last few years.  In 2012, the Cougars ranked No. 4 nationally in total offense (475.7), No. 2 in the NAIA in pass offense (327.2) and No. 8 in total scoring (448).  Following the season, he was named the 2012 Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League Assistant Coach of the Year.  In addition, SXU fielded its first running back to eclipse 2,000 career rushing yards.   

In 2011, the Cougars led the entire NAIA in both total pass offense (4,902) and total scoring offense (666) and second overall in scoring offense per game (44.4 ppg).  Yanule was named the MSFA Mideast League Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009 and boasted the NAIA’s No. 1 ranked total offense per game and third-best scoring offense.  He was also named MSFA Midwest League Assistant Coach of the Year in 2003.

Before coming to Saint Xavier, Yanule was the offensive line coach at University of St. Francis (Ill.) from 1995-98.  Yanule was a two-year starter on the offensive line at USF earned NAIA All-District 20 Second Team honors in 1993.  He graduated in 1994 with a degree in communications.

Yanule lives in Shorewood with his wife, Lisa.  The couple have two young daughters, Alexis and Alyssa.  Yanule is a Chicagoland native and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Niles.

Roster for 2014 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Marco ScalzettiSOWR5-10175Downers Grove, Ill.Downers Grove South
2Ryan CarrollSOWR6-1180Evergreen Park, Ill.Marist
3Mark Strbjak*FRQB/P6-3215Munster, Ind.Northern Illinois/Munster
4Joe DeMarcoSRDB5-9185Chicago Ridge, Ill.Richards
5Mark WilliamsJRDB5-10200Evanston, Ill.Evanston Township
6Hunter MarcinekFRRB5-9185Crete, Ill.St. Rita
7Dan LaddSOWR6-1170Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
8Khary FergusonSRRB5-8170Indianapolis, Ind.Thomas More College/Cardinal Ritter
9Mike SheehySOLB5-11200Chicago, Ill.Brother Rice
10Austin FeeneyJRWR5-10180Morris, Ill.Morris
12John RhodeSOQB6-0200Chicago Heights, Ill.Montini Catholic
13Jake ZiarkoFRQB6-1160Lockport, Ill.Lockport Township
14Joe GarciaFRDB5-7145Burbank, Ill.St. Laurence
15Danny LombardoSRDB5-11185Lemont, Ill.Lemont Township
16Randall WellsJRWR5-11180Matteson, Ill.College of DuPage/Marian Catholic
17Kyle BakerFRWR5-8165Chicago, Ill.Orr Academy
18Khalfani King*FRQB/WR6-5200Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
19Chris FriendFRLB5-10210Washington, Ill.Washington Community
20Nick SaroccoFRK6-0190Darien, Ill.Hinsdale South
21Doug RugglesJRDB6-0180Mission Viejo, Calif.Saddleback (Calif.)/Mission Viejo
22Tyler HoegSRDB6-1200Channahon, Ill.Concordia (Minn.)/Minooka
23Nick DeBenedettiSRWR5-11190Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
24Dan FitzgeraldJRLB6-1200Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
25Dennis VilimekSOWR5-10190Orland Hills, Ill.Andrew
26Mike IvlowFRRB5-10195Channahon, Ill.Joliet Catholic Academy
27Robbie BrindleyFRDB5-8170Clarendon Hills, Ill.Nazareth Academy
28Joshua HunterJRRB5-9215South Holland, Ill.Thornridge
29Stephen SimmsSOWR5-8175Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso
30Tyler SharpSOLB6-1205Caledonia, Ill.Boylan Catholic
31Matt JohnsonSODB6-1185Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
32John GloverSOLB5-11215Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
33Patrick KelsoSRDB5-11190Normal, Ill.University
34Michael MettilleJRLB6-2220Morris, Ill.Pennsylvania/Joliet Catholic Academ
35Jason StrangeFRDB5-9150Ypsilanti, MichHuron
36Chris ThompsonFRLB5-9180Chicago, Ill.Austin Community
37Ki-Jana CrawfordFRDB5-8170Country Club Hills, Ill.Marian Catholic
38Jackson ShanklinFRDB6-2180Plainfield, Ill.Joliet Catholic Academy
40Nick CemenoJRDL6-1245New Lenox, Ill.Providence Catholic
41Drey DevereauxFRDB5-9175Hobart, Ind.Hobart
42Alex HamiltonSODL6-2215Channahon, Ill.Minooka
43Tom HitzSRDL6-1240Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
44Jack WesolowskiJRLB5-10200Justice, Ill.Argo
45Alex WaltersSRLB6-0210Lisle, Ill.Montini Catholic
46Keegan HeroJRDB5-10200Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
47Esau HemphillFRDB5-6170Chicago, Ill.Austin Community
48Joe BaileyFRP6-1175Lemont, Ill.Lemont
49Greg BrownFRLB5-10195Chicago, Ill.Chicago Vocational
50Brandon TrebbleFRDL5-11230Chicago, Ill.Kenwood Academy
51Denzel WattsJRDL5-11245Evergreen Park, Ill.Eastern Illinois/Evergreen Park
52Oscar MorenoFROL5-7225Chicago, Ill.Washington
54Mohammed AshkarSOOL6-0265Alsip, Ill.Shepard
55Justin HunterFROL6-2310Crest Hill, Ill.Joliet Catholic Academy
56Caleb CarterFRLB6-0220Chicago, Ill.Leo
57Ronald Luce*FROL6-0270Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
58Byron Bell*FROL6-0260Chicago, Ill.Southern Illinois/Fenger
59Greg HaywardSRDL6-3230Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
60Trace ShoupSOOL6-1300Forest View, Ill.St. Rita
61Ryan Ziarko*FRLB6-1220New Buffalo, Mich.New Buffalo
62Jalen HanselFROL6-3310Joliet, Ill.Joliet Catholic Academy
63Adam SmithSOOL6-2250Glen Ellyn, Ill.Glenbard West
64Jackson KingJROL6-1220Tinley Park, Ill.Providence Catholic
66Sean JonesSOOL6-3275Crown Point, Ind.Crown Point
69Jesse Gonzales*FRDL6-3245Merrionette Park, Ill.Minnesota State-Mankato/Eisenhower
70Alex ZaleskiSOOL6-3280Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
72Kevin LonerganSOOL6-2270Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
73Frank MarkasovicSROL6-1240Frankfort, Ill.Providence Catholic
80John FredericksonSRWR6-4210Evergreen Park, Ill.Evergreen Park
82Anderson CrumpFRWR6-2200Chicago, Ill.Richards
83Jack LaddFRWR6-2185Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
84Anthony KowalczykFRDL6-2230Chicago, Ill.Steinmetz
85Abdul MahdiFRK6-3200Chicago, Ill.Bogan
89Kevin BerriganSRDL6-4225Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Rita
90Marcus MaasSRDL6-3250Tinley Park, Ill.Culver Stockton/Tinley Park
91Rudy AntunaFRDL6-0305Monee, Ill.Crete-Monee
96Josh WallickFRDL6-0295Fisher, Ill.Fisher
99Freddy CaleroFRDL6-0240Hometown, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
* Redshirt
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