Mike Feminis
Mike Feminis Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 12th Season

Prior to the arrival of Mike Feminis in 1999, Saint Xavier football had won just eight games in its six-year history. Over the last 11 seasons, the Cougars have amassed a 89-39 record, won the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League title outright in 2009, shared the MSFA title four of the last eight seasons and qualified for the NAIA postseason in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.

To say that Mike Feminis knows how to turn a football program around would be an understatement. In fact, American Football Monthly and Schutt Sports named Feminis the 2006 NAIA Coach of the Year and the MSFA named him the 2005 Midwest League Coach of the Year. In 2009, Feminis was the MSFA Mideast League Coach of the Year and AFCA-NAIA Regional Coach of the Year after guiding Saint Xavier to the program's first undefeated regular season (11-0) and advancing to the NAIA semifinals for the second time in four years (2006 & 2009).

Under Feminis, winning is the norm as SXU has established itself as one of the premier small college football programs in the country. Since 2005, the Cougars have won more games (49-14) than any of the 32 college football institutions in Illinois and rank fifth among the 95 football institutions in the NAIA. In 2010, Saint Xavier will shoot for its 11th straight winning season and, more importantly, the school's first national title.

Prior to SXU, Feminis coached at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. He served as linebacker coach (1990-93) before becoming defensive coordinator (1994-98). As a player at St. Francis from 1986-89, Feminis started every game of his career (41) and was a four-time NAIA All-District 20 selection at linebacker. In 1989, he was the NAIA Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today and earned NAIA All-American First Team honors.

Feminis holds numerous records at St. Francis, including most tackles in a game (29) and career (469). He was inducted into the USF Athletics Hall of Fame (1996) as well as his high school Marian Catholic (2000) in Chicago Heights.

Feminis earned a bachelor's degree in journalism/communications from St. Francis in 1990 and a master's in

physical education/athletic administration from the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) in 1993. He most recently served as president of the NAIA Coaches Association from 2007-08 and has been a member of the NAIA Raters Committee since 2000.

Feminis resides in Plainfield with his wife, Meredith, and daughters, Gianna, Francesca and Sophia.

Roster for 2010 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Eric SorensenJRWR5-10175Darien, Ill.Hinsdale South
2Pat GearySRDB5-10175Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
3Joe Gill*FRQB6-3225Munster, Ind.Western Illinois/Munster
4Nick PechoSODB6-3195Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
5Pat GarritySRDB6-0190Chicago, Ill.Brother Rice
6Chase CattonSOWR5-8165Washington, Ill.Washington
7Donnie SelbySRRB6-0220Alsip, Ill.Shepard
8Sean BryceJRRB6-0220Oak Forest, Ill.Oak Forest
9Xavier TorresSRWR5-11195Chicago, Ill.Central Michigan/Lane Tech
10Brendan SheehySRLB6-0210Chicago, Ill.Brother Rice
11Shane ZackerySOWR5-11185Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
12Joe RizziSOTE6-3230Lansing, Ill.South Suburban CC/TF-South
13Drew RogowskiSRDB5-9175Griffith, Ind.Griffith
14Colton VinovichFRQB6-3205Pekin, Ill.Pekin
15Anthony KroppSRQB6-0195Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
16Cody WilliamsFRRB6-1215Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
17Corey WennmacherSOWR5-10175Belvidere, Ill.Belvidere North
18Trace WanlessFRWR5-11205Glen Ellyn, Ill.Glenbard South
19Wes GastelSOWR5-11195Freeport, Ill.Freeport
20Dave Marciano*FRDB5-10210Chicago, Ill.Eastern Illinois/St. Rita
21Jeremy RhodesSODB6-0190Alsip, Ill.Drake University/Brother Rice
22Mike MaherSRWR5-10185Plainfield, Ill.Providence Catholic
23Deba Ehimwenman*FRRB5-9175Richton Park, Ill.Rich South
24Jorge RoblesSRDB5-9185Chicago, Ill.Lane Tech
25Mike BrownSORB5-11195Lake in the Hills, Ill.Bemidji State/Crystal Lake South
26Justin JohnsonSODB5-8180Rochelle, Ill.Northern Illinois/Rochelle
27Johnny DavisFRDB5-8170Chicago, Ill.Northern Illinois/William R. Harper
28KJ FranklinJRWR/RB5-8175Crete, Ill.Crete-Monee
29Jacob Ghinazzi*FRDB5-10190Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
30Nick PesekFRRB5-8180Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
31Ryan FejedelemSOLB6-1210Lemont, Ill.Lemont
32Brennan RooneySRTE6-1205Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield Central
33Ryan SearlsJRDB5-9190Joliet, Ill.Joliet Catholic
34A.J. NicholsJRK/P5-10180Tinley Park, Ill.Mount Carmel
35Andrew HoweFRDB5-8175Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
36Michael ProsserJRDE6-2235Rockton, Ill.Rockton-Hononegah
37Troy TorrenceFRWR6-3210Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
38David Tomis*FRK/P6-0190Lindenhurst, Ill.Lakes
39Kody KanagaSOTE6-2215Metamora, Ill.Metamora
40Raymond Buell*FRLB5-10210Kankakee, Ill.Bishop McNamara
41McHale Smith*FRTE6-0210Grand Haven, Mich.Spring Lake
42Dave PirkleFRDB6-0180Frankfort, Ill.Marist
43Osama EhimwenmanSOLB5-11225Richton Park, Ill.Rich South
44Bryan TyzenhausJRLB5-10205Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield Central
45Brett FermJRDL6-1235New Lenox, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
46Ben TouzinskyJRDL6-2235Temecula, Calif.Great Oak
47Brandon SalemiFRDB5-11185Bloomingdale, Ill.Glenbard North
48Mike BushnellSOLB5-10225Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
49Tom LynchJRK/P5-11215Frankfort, Ill.Southern Illinois/Lincoln-Way East
50Jason Braschler*FRLB5-10190Park Forest, Ill.Crete-Monee
51Andrew Holden*FRDL6-1255Chicago, Ill.Notre Dame
52Brian CassonJRLS/OL6-0250Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
53Josh PerkinsFRLB6-1210Westmont, Ill.Southern Illinois/LaLumiere
54Devin HamrickJROL6-0260Lafayette, Ind.Lafayette Jefferson
55Moises Perez*FROL6-1265Blue Island, Ill.Eisenhower
56Matt MunizziSOOL6-1245Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
57Wade NovakSROL6-0275Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
58Zach DolphFRLB6-0210Crest Hill, Ill.Joliet Catholic
59John PulliaFRLB5-11215Glendale Heights, Ill.Glenbard North
61Kevin JarzabowskiFRLB5-9205Oak Lawn, Ill.Moraine Valley CC/Oak Lawn Comm.
63Blake ClarkFROL6-0275Chicago, Ill.Northern Illinois/Mount Carmel
64Jason KazlauskasFROL6-0220Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Rita
65Kenny SmithFROL6-3260Minooka, Ill.Minooka
66Nick RoblesFRLB6-1200Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
69Tim Beyer*FRDL6-0225Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
70Brian StudnickaFROL6-1250Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
71Anthony Rispoli*FRDL5-10215Chicago, Ill.St. Laurence
72Tyler SmithSOOL6-3290Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
74Tim LaddFROL6-3275Chicago, Ill.St. Rita
75Jose GonzalezSROL6-0240Chicago, Ill.Washington
76Dean Kwiatkowski*FROL6-3295Worth, Ill.Graceland University/Stagg
77Michael BrauerJROL6-1270Bolingbrook, Ill.Bolingbrook
78Anthony LaBancaSOOL6-3260Beecher, Ill.TF-North
79Michael JohnsonJROL6-6280Harvey, Ill.Thornton
83Sheldon SutphenFRP6-4190College Station, TexasA&M Consolidated
84John FredericksonFRWR6-3180Evergreen Park, Ill.Evergreen Park
85Larry Shelton*SODB6-0195Country Club Hills, Ill.Western Illinois/Hillcrest
86John WerbaFRDB5-9175Antioch, Ill.Lakes
87Patrick KelsoFRWR5-10175Normal, Ill.University
89Colin LuczynskiSRDL6-2245Frankfort, Ill.Eastern Illinois/Lincoln-Way East
90Patrick AppinoJRDL6-5260Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
91Mac Stevenson*FRDL6-4260Chicago Heights, Ill.Marian Catholic
92Matt YerkesSODL6-3225Palos Heights, Ill.Western Illinois/Marist
93Tom GburSRDL6-0250Darien, Ill.Hinsdale South
94Franko Nava*FRDL6-1250Lake Zurich, Ill.Lake Zurich
95Kevin BerriganFRDL6-3225Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Rita
97Shane ListonJRDL6-2245Chicago, Ill.Univ. of Dayton/Joliet Catholic
98Ryan Miles*FRDL6-1230Crystal Lake, Ill.Crystal Lake South
99Jimmy SandlingJRDL6-0235Manteno, Ill.University of Indianapolis/Manteno
* Redshirt
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